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Punjab: Government’s big action, BDPO arrested in street lights scam in 26 villages


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Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 15:46 [IST]

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Chandigarh, Vigilance Bureau Punjab has taken major action during its campaign to eradicate corruption in the state. Vigilance on Monday last day, Satwinder Singh Kang B.D.P.O. Sidhwan Bet Block Ludhiana District and Lakhwinder Singh President Block Committee, Sidhwan Bet were arrested for misappropriating Rs 65 lakh in government money. They have misused government funds by buying street lights at twice the approved rate of street lights to be installed in 26 villages.

Punjab: Vigilance Bureau arrested BDPO in the case of corruption

While giving this information here today, a spokesman of Vigilance Bureau said that during the investigation of Vigilance Inquiry No. 03 dated 12-07-2022, it was found that Satwinder Singh B.D.P.O. (now suspended) had received government funds for installing street lights in 26 villages during his posting in Sidhwan Bet block. The said B.D.P.O. embezzled money in criminal connivance with Gaurav Sharma, owner of M/s Amar Electrical Enterprises. BDPO deliberately purchased lights at the rate of Rs 7,288 per light against the sanctioned rate of Rs 3,325. He misused the government fund of Rs 65 lakh for his own use and caused financial loss to the state exchequer.

Giving more details, he said that in this case IPC. FIR under Section 409, 120-B and Section 13(1)(a), 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. has been recorded. Thana Sadar, Economic Offenses Wing Ludhiana has arrested Satwinder Singh Kang B.D.P.O. And Gaurav Sharma of M/s Amar Electrical Enterprises said that during investigation Lakhwinder Singh Chairman Block Committee Sidhwan Bet has also been named in this case. In this case the B.D.P.O. And the chairman has been arrested and will be produced in court tomorrow.

Disclosing the methodology, the spokesperson further said that the proposal to install street lights was passed on 30-12-2021 on behalf of the members of the block committee Sidhwan Bet. But the accused B.D.P.O. had approved the quotations on 27-12-2021 even before the resolution was passed. BDPO to grab the said amount. Even the street lights were not installed in 26 villages. Further investigation is on in this matter.

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Punjab: Vigilance Bureau arrested BDPO in the case of corruption

Story first published: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 15:46 [IST]

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