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Punjab’s Guava orchard scam: ED raids residence of Punjab officials; know about high-profile people involved in scam

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- March 27th 2024 10:44 AM
Punjab’s Guava orchard scam: ED raids residence of Punjab officials; know about high-profile people involved in scam

Punjab’s Guava orchard scam: ED raids residence of Punjab officials; know about high-profile people involved in scam

Guava compensation scam: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday conducted raids on the residences of officers in Chandigarh and Mohali in connection with the Guava compensation scam involving the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority. 

The raids were conducted in residences of of IAS, PCS officers in Chandigarh and Mohali, allegedly linked to the case.


ED conducted searches at residence of excise commissioner IAS Varun Roojam in Chandigarh.

ED also raided the house of Ferozepur Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Dhiman in connection with the guava scam of 2016 and the premises of ED Rajesh Dhiman CA Anil Arora

Know all about Punjab’s Guava orchard scam

The "Guava Compensation Scam" involves fraudulent activities related to the compensation provided to guava orchard owners affected by land acquisition, particularly by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (Gmada). This scam typically entails the manipulation or falsification of documents and collusion with government officials to unlawfully obtain compensation funds meant for genuine landowners.

Between 2016 and 2020, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (Gmada) acquired land, and during this period, there were instances of document forgery involving collusion with officials from the state's horticulture and revenue department. 

Among those targeted in the recent raids are senior officials including Ferozepur DC Rajesh Dhiman, IAS officer Varun Roojam, and several high-profile leaders who allegedly received compensation payments under their wives' names. 

Twenty-one individuals have been arrested in connection with the guava orchard scam, where compensation amounting to Rs 130 crore was allegedly claimed improperly for land acquired by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) in Bakarpur village, Mohali.


High-profile people involved in Guava orchard scam

  • Bhupinder Singh, Kulwinder Kaur, Manpreet Kaur, Davinder Singh (nephew of Bhupinder Singh), and Sukhvinder Singh (sons of Chhattar Singh) received compensation totalling Rs 27 crore 79 lakh 12,397 from GMADA. These individuals were reportedly among the beneficiaries who lost profits due to the alleged scam.
  • Jasmin Kaur, the wife of Rajesh Dhiman, received compensation of over Rs 1 crore 17 lakh. Rajesh Dhiman's Chartered Accountant, Anil Arora, also received compensation worth Rs 1.14 crore.

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