Mon. Feb 26th, 2024


Chandigarh- The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) throughout its anti-corruption marketing campaign within the state, has registered circumstances towards two sarpanches and two panchayat secretaries on fees of embezzlement of lakhs of rupees in village improvement works.

Giving this info, a spokesperson of VB stated in the course of the investigation it has got here to mild that Sarabjit Singh, former sarpanch, of village Alal, district Sangrur and Naresh Kumar Singla, panchayat secretary (retd), have dedicated misappropriation of an quantity of Rs. 2, 00, 927 in panchayat funds and different development associated materials. Both the accused have been arrested below FIR quantity 01 dated
01-04-2024 below sections 409 and 120-B of the IPC and 13(1)-A and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act registered within the police station of Vigilance Bureau, Patiala vary.

In a separate case, throughout investigation, Jatinder Singh, Sarpanch of Village Chandu, District Sangrur and Gurmeet Singh, panchayat secretary have been discovered responsible of embezzlement of about Rs 74 lakh within the improvement works carried out within the stated village from January 2019 to March 31, 2022. In this regard a FIR quantity 43, dated 13-12-2023, has been registered towards each the accused below part 409 and 120-B of the IPC and 13(1)-A and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act within the Patiala vary police station of the Vigilance Bureau. In this case Sarpanch Jatinder Singh has been arrested and additional investigation into the case was below progress.

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