CHIEF ENGINEERÔÇÖS ARREST: Huge trail of assets, transactions baffles Punjab Vigilance

Probe agency investigating if these properties, cash transactions have any links with others; to start attachment of the properties soon

DW Bureau / Chandigarh

After unearthing around 92 properties and cash transactions of Rs 57 crores in different bank accounts, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has decided to start the proceedings to attach the properties amassed by former GMADA Chief Engineer Surinderpal Singh. The mindboggling transactions in cash in some of the companies run by his wife and large scale acquisition of properties by these companies have baffled the investigators.
Chief Director (Vigilance) B K Uppal, when contacted, said the Bureau was now trying to find the trail and investigate the cash transactions of Rs 57 crore and the properties acquired by the companies run by SurinderpalÔÇÖs wife and associates.
Meanwhile, the State Vigilance is in the process of sending the records regarding the cash transactions to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) which had sought the details soon after the arrest of Surinderpal (also known as Pahalwan) .
Daily World is reproducing the property records of the assets acquired by Surinderpal, associates and the companies run by his wife and mother:

1. Access Agro Seeds Private Limited, Ludhiana
Formed in March 2005
Directors ÔÇô SurinderpalÔÇÖs wife Mandeep Kaur and mother Swarnjit Kaur
a. Rs 20 crore cash was deposited in this company till March 31, 2016.
b. Details of properties purchased in Access Agro Seeds:

Total no of properties: 42 

2. Award Agro Traders Pvt Limited, Ludhiana
Formed in February 2009
Directors ÔÇô SurinderpalÔÇÖs wife Mandeep Kaur and mother Swarnjit Kaur

a. Rs 20 crore cash was deposited in this company till March 31, 2016.
b. Details of properties purchased in Access Agro Seeds:
A total amount of about Rs 18 crore was deposited in cash till March 31, 2016.
Details of properties purchased in Award Agro Traders Pvt Limited:

Total no of properties: 5 

3. Auster Agro Traders Pvt Ltd, Ludhiana
Formed in February 2009
Directors ÔÇô SurinderpalÔÇÖs wife Mandeep┬áKaur and mother Swarnjit Kaur

a. Rs 19 crore in cash was deposited in this company till March 31, 2016.
b. Details of properties purchased in Auster Agro Seeds:

Total no of properties: 11 

4. Akme Crushers and Builders Pvt Limited, Ludhiana
Formed in November 2008
Majority share holder is Mandeep Kaur, wife of Surinderpal Singh

Details of properties purchased in Akme Crushers and Builders Pvt Ltd:

Total no of properties: 20

5. Ek Onkar Builders and Contractors Pvt Limited, Ludhiana
Formed in December 2010
Directors ÔÇô Gurmesh Gill and Mohit Kumar

Details of properties purchased in Ek Onkar Builders and Contractors Pvt Ltd:

Total no of properties: 2 

6. Properties purchased in the name of SurinderpalÔÇÖs family members/his own name:
Total no of properties: 12 

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