Mon. Feb 26th, 2024


Chandigarh-The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), throughout its ongoing investigations into the 2008-09 recruitment rip-off of Medical Officers (MO) performed by the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC), has requested the State Government to take applicable motion in opposition to the erring candidates by way of the Police Department as really useful by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the High Court. Subsequently, on December 19, 2023, the Secretary of Health and Family Welfare has requested the Police to take essential steps on this case. Meanwhile, the VB, having filed two circumstances at its Patiala vary police station, is actively pursuing additional investigations.

          Disclosing this right here in the present day an official spokesperson of the state VB mentioned the High Court had appointed a SIT comprising MS Bali, IPS (Retd), Joint Director, CBI and Suresh Arora, the then Chief Director of VB, to look at this rip-off. The SIT had really useful submitting circumstances beneath sections 120-B, 420, 468, and 471 of the IPC in opposition to candidates who utilized solid certificates for claiming social work weightage within the medical subject. The VB, on December 15, 2023, has urged the State Government to provoke circumstances in opposition to such MOs by way of the Police division.

          Providing extra particulars, the spokesperson acknowledged that in compliance with the directives obtained from the Punjab Government on December 14, 2023, the VB registered two circumstances associated to this recruitment rip-off. An FIR No. 45 dated December 18, 2023, on the VB Police Station, Patiala, has been filed beneath sections 13(i)(a) learn with 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and sections 409 and 120B of IPC in opposition to the then members of PPSC for conspiracy and legal misconduct through the MOs choice course of.

          Furthermore, one other FIR No. 46 dated December 18, 2023, on the VB Police Station, Patiala, beneath sections 13(i)(a) learn with 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, has been registered in opposition to Dr. Satwant Singh Mohi, the then member of PPSC, for accumulating disproportionate property, as reported by the SIT to the High Court.

          The spokesperson revealed that the SIT, supervised by the Senior Superintendent of Police, VB, Range Patiala, is actively conducting additional investigations in each the circumstances. In FIR No. 45/2023, Dr. Satwant Singh Mohi was arrested by the VB on December 19, 2023. The different three accused on this case, specifically D.S. Mahal, Ravinder Kaur, and Anil Sarin, have obtained interim safety from arrest from the HC, with a directive to affix the investigation. Consequently, all of the above talked about accused have complied and joined the continuing investigation.

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