VB attaches 59 properties worth Rs 26-crore of former Chief Engineer

DW BUREAU / CHANDIGARH

Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has attached fifty nine properties of former Chief Engineer of GMADA and Mandi Board Surinder Singh amounting to Rs.26 crore (approx) as per the orders of Mohali court under the provision of section 3 of the criminal law (Amendment) Ordinance 1944.

Disclosing this, here today, ADGP-cum-Chief Director of Vigilance Bureau B.K. Uppal said during investigation by the Bureau, it has came to light that Surinder Singh had registered three fake companies naming M/s Access Agro seeds Pvt Ltd., M/s Award Agro Seeds Pvt Ltd And M/s Auster Agro Traders Pvt Ltd in the names of his wife Mandeep Kaur and mother Swaranjit Kaur and made transactions of Rs 4,19,44,37,161/- through banks.

He further informed that these fake companies were created to siphon off the bribe money. “Surinder Singh during his stint in GMADA, had formed a fake construction company namely ‘Ek Onkar Builders and Construction Pvt Ltd’ in which he had made directors of his own choice and allotted the tenders in illegal manner thereby amassed the ill gotten money to the tune of Rs 4,19,44,37,161/-.

Vigilance chief revealed that Surinder Singh has shown fake business of sale deeds in these companies whereas physically there was no such business. “During his tenure in GMADA and Punjab Mandi Board the accused had formed above mentioned three fake firms and deposited ill gotten money amounting to Rs. 65,89,28,800/-.

(editor@dailyworld.in)

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