Punjab VB arrests two for colluding in selling plot to ex-Minister Dharamsot’s son at throwaway price

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Punjab VB arrests two for colluding in selling plot to ex-Minister Dharamsot’s son at throwaway price

Friday, 31 March 2023 | PNS | Chandigarh


 
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Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has nominated four persons as accused, including former Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharmsot’s son Harpreet Singh, in a corruption case on the charges of buying a plot for Rs 60 lakh, and selling it on the same day for only Rs 25 lakh to the Minister’s son.
 
In this case, after arresting the accused Rajesh Kumar Chopra and Raj Kumar Nagpal, the VB has produced them in the court of Mohali and obtained six-day police remand. Further investigation of this case was under progress.
 
“The Bureau has already registered a FIR, dated February 6, 2023, under section 13(1), 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act at the Vigilance Bureau Flying Squad, Punjab, in Mohali police station,” said the spokesperson.
 
Giving details, the spokesperson said that during the investigation into the matter, it was found that the accused Raj Kumar Nagpal, resident of Sector 8, Panchkula, Haryana, had obtained the letter of intent (LOI) of Plot No. 2023, Sector-88 Mohali from Mohali-resident Gurminder Singh Gill for Rs 60 lakh after purchasing one affidavit on November 27, 2018. He had purchased another affidavit in the same series on the same day and sold the same plot for only Rs 25 lakh on the basis of this affidavit to Harpreet Singh, Dharamsot’s son, after reducing the price of around Rs 35 lakh.
 
At the time of purchase and sale of this plot, accused Rajesh Kumar Chopra, resident of Sector 82 JLPL, Mohali, signed as a witness, he informed.
 
He further said during the probe, it was also found that out of the amount of Rs 60 lakh, Rs 22.50 lakhs were already deposited in the account of accused Raj Kumar by accused Rajesh Kumar Chopra — the proprietor of Anmol Umpire Private Limited, Harpreet Singh son of Sadhu Singh Dharamsot transferred Rs 25 lakhs and Rs 12.10 lakhs were deposited by others.
 
It has also came to light that Raj Kumar Sarpanch, Property Dealer, Jujhar Nagar, Mohali and resident of Phase 6, Mohali had played an important role for Harpreet Singh to procure this LOI from Raj Kumar.
 
Spokesperson further added that there was no record in the files of Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) about this LOI issued in the name of Raj Kumar by plot owner Gurminder Singh Gill. This plot was directly transferred from the name of Gurminder Singh Gill in the name of Harpreet Singh.
 
He further informed that in this way, Raj Kumar Nagpal, Rajesh Kumar Chopra property dealer, Raj Kumar Sarpanch property dealer, and Harpreet Singh son of Sadhu Singh Dharmsot had procured and purchased this LOI through Raj Kumar on the basis of different fake entries and in connivance with each other to purchase and sell the said plot costing about Rs 60 lakh for only Rs 25 lakh to Harpreet Singh.
 
On the basis of findings, the VB has amended the FIR by adding sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of IPC and section 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act and nominated Harpreet Singh son of Sadhu Singh Dharamsot resident of Annia Road, Amloh, Raj Kumar Nagpal, Rajesh Kumar Chopra and Raj Kumar Sarpanch as an accused.
 
In this case, two accused Rajesh Kumar Chopra and Raj Kumar Nagpal have been arrested on March 28, 2023, and the search for the rest is on.

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