Vigilance case against bureaucrat-CM came in action mode; issues instructions to chief secretary
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Maan has issued instructions to the chief secretary to immediately check the status as to whether requisite prior approvals has been taken or not while registering the case against the bureaucrat or not after a delegation of IAS officer Association met the chief minister.
Punjab vigilance bureau had registered an FIR on January 5,2023 at police station vigilance bureau (flying suqad-1), Mohali against various public servants for which mandatory prior approval of enquiry under Section 17 A of Prevention of Corruption Act,1988 for which permission has not been taken, as required under law.
CM directed the chief secretary to call relevant office record of Vigilance Bureau wherein the decision to register the FIR was taken/ approved and a proper report may be submitted in this report.
Chief minister also directed the chief secretary to issue suitable directions to vigilance bureau not to violate the provisions, as mandated under the law, in future. A well-defined Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) may also be issued fore with.
Chief minister also directed the chief secretary to submit the action taken report in this regard by January 10,2023.
Vigilance case against bureaucrat-CM came in action mode; issues instructions to chief secretary . The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on January 5,2023 had registered a criminal case against former minister Sunder Sham Arora, Neelima, IAS and 10 government officers/officials for transferring/bifurcation of an industrial plot to a realtor company and allowing it establish township by cutting plots. In this case three owners/partners of a realtor firm, Gulmohar Township Private Limited had also been booked.
In this case the VB has arrested seven officials of PSIDC which included Ankur Chaudhary Estate Officer, Davinderpal Singh GM Personnel, JS Bhatia chief general manager (Planning), Ashima Aggarwal ATP (Planning), Parminder Singh Executive Engineer, Rajat Kumar DA and Sandeep Singh SDE for conniving with each other to provide undue benefit to the realtor firm.
In this regard the VB has registered a case under section 13 (1) (a), 13 (2) of prevention of corruption act and 409, 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of IPC at VB police station Mohali, Punjab against all the above mentioned accused officers/officials of committee members of PSIDC, Neelima and former minister besides three directors of Gulmohar Township.