Wed. Dec 6th, 2023

Chandigarh- The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Friday registered a case in opposition to Babir Kumar Birdi, Joint Director, GST, excise division Punjab, a resident of Lamba Pind, Jalandhar, for amassing belongings than his identified sources of revenue which have been created by means of corruption as a authorities official. Disclosing this right here as we speak a spokesperson of the VB stated the above talked about officer throughout a examine interval from 01.04.2007 to 11.09.2020 had spent a complete of Rs 5, 12, 51, 688.37 whereas his precise revenue from all sources was of Rs 2, 08, 84, 863.37. During the investigation, it was discovered that the stated officer had spend Rs. 3, 03, 66, 825 greater than the revenue earned through the examine interval which was about 145.40 % greater than his complete revenue.
The spokesperson additional knowledgeable that in this in-depth investigation it was proved that the stated officer of the Punjab Excise Department had created extra moveable and immovable belongings than his precise revenue by misusing his official place. In this regard a case underneath part 13(1) (b) learn with 13(2) of prevention of corruption act has been registered at VB Police Station Jalandhar Range. To arrest the above stated accused, the VB has been conducting raids and can be arrested quickly. Giving extra data, the spokesperson knowledgeable that the stated Balvir Kumar Virdi and different officers / staff of the Excise Department in collusion with some transporters and business homeowners, have misappropriated a rip-off in GST assortment and a case was registered underneath sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120-B and sections 7, 7-A of the Prevention of Corruption Act on 21.08.2020 at VB police station, Flying Squad-1, SAS Nagar. The accused Balbir Kumar Birdi had joined the probe with the Bureau underneath the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Further investigation on this case was underneath progress.

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