Malerkotla patwari held for graft is getting paid for 2 govt jobs

Didar Singh, a patwari in Malerkotla who was arrested by the Punjab vigilance bureau (VB) in a bribery case final week, is withdrawing cash from the state exchequer for 2 separate authorities providers, the probe has discovered. The VB has additionally recovered land data of at the very least 33 industrial and agricultural properties registered in numerous names from his home.

Withdrawal of the FIR registered towards Didar Singh is amongst one of many key calls for of Punjab’s patwaris and kanungos who went on a statewide mass informal go away on Wednesday, alleging that he had been falsely implicated.

Satnam Singh, deputy superintendent of police (DSP), vigilance, Sangrur, stated: “We’ve got raided Didar Singh’s home up to now few days and located 33 registries of economic and agricultural properties value 1.77 crore. All properties had been registered in separate names, together with his family’. We’re probing all these data to seek out what these property registrations had been doing at his residence when these weren’t registered in his title.”

The DSP stated that Didar Singh can also be the nambardar of Chhokran village in Malerkotla and has obtained 2.01 lakh honorarium from the state for that authorities service, which too was a case of corruption. A nambardar, who represents a village in its dealings with the federal government for income administration, falls underneath the class of public servant underneath the Prevention of Corruption act.

“Other than this, 25 lakh are mendacity in his two financial institution accounts. We’ve got additionally sealed his locker at a personal financial institution in Malerkotla. We needed to search the locker on Wednesday, however he didn’t present its keys,” stated the DSP.

The VB had arrested Didar Singh on April 26 for allegedly taking 10,000 bribe for mutation of a property in Malerkotla. The motion got here after Amarjeet Singh of Salar village lodged a grievance on the anti-corruption motion line on March 25.

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