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Vigilance nabs DDPO Mansa, Superintendent and Sr Assistant of Panchayats department

Bribed amount Rs. 2 lakhs recovered from accused

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Chandigarh , 25 Jun 2018

Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) today arrested DDPO Mansa Jagtar Singh along with his Superintendent Rakesh Kumar and senior assistant Gurdarshan  Singh for accepting bribe of Rs. 1 lakh.Disclosing this a spokesperson of VB said complaint Mandeep Singh was sarpanch of gram panchayat Bheni  Bagha in Mansa district from the year 2008-12. He was served a notice to deposit Rs. 45 lakhs by then BDPO Mansa Jagtar Singh for committing  irregularities in development works executed by the panchayat and his agricultural land measuring 13 acres was attached by the department on the  recommendation of Jagtar Singh for recovering the amount.Now the Panchayats and Rural Development department on the review application of ex  sarpanch Mandeep Singh has ordered to recheck the previous development works through executive engineer Panchayti Raj who in turn has reported  irregularities to the tune of Rs. 3.94 lakhs only that could be recovered from village ex sarpanch.

The complainant Mandeep Singh has approached the VB and alleged that the DDPO Mansa Jagtar Singh, who was earlier posted as BDPO Mansa,  has demanded Rs. 5 lakhs to deposit the amount and the deal was struck at Rs. 2.20 lakhs. He also informed that he had already paid Rs. 1 lakh to the  accused DDPO through senior assistant Gurdarshan Singh.The spokesperson added that after verifying his allegations the VB team laid a trap and Rs  one lakh paid as second installment was recovered from pocket of accused Rakesh Kumar sitting with DDPO in the office in the presence of two  official witnesses. He informed that the VB team has also recovered the marked currency notes amounting to Rs. one lakh from the house of DDPO  during the search operation.He added that a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered against all the three accused at VB police  station Bathinda and further investigations were under progress.


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