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Punjab VB books eight for land fraud

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Thursday booked four revenue officials and four members of a family for fraudulently selling land acquired by the state government.

Disclosing this an official spokesperson of the VB said that they had received a complaint from the vigilance officer of the Industries and Commerce department in this regard. It was found that a person Amrik Singh, his mother Jasveer Kaur, sisters Pritpal Kaur and Jagdish Kaur of Mundian Kalan village, Ludhiana had sell a government land measuring 1100 square feet in a fraudulent way in connivance with employees of the Revenue department namely Kanugo Paramjit Singh and Patwaris Jaskarn Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Anil Kumar.

The spokesperson said, it was found during the investigation that the Punjab government had acquired a land near Mundian Kalan where Industry and Commerce department has to establish an industrial focal point. He said although Amrik Singh and his family had already received a claim from the government in 1995 against the acquired land, but they sold the same land fraudulently to other people in 2015.