Vigilance Bureau arrests IFS officer in corruption case

By Dinkle Popli -- July 08, 2022 12:12 pm -- Updated:July 08, 2022 12:12 pm

Chandigarh, July 8:Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Thursday arrested Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Vishal Chauhan, who was posted as conservator of forests planning, in a corruption case.

An official spokesperson said it has arrested conservator Chauhan after conducting interrogations of arrested Divisional Forest Officer of Mohali Guramanpreet Singh and contractor Harmahinder Singh in the case. Both Guramanpreet and Harmahinder were arrested on June 2 for accepting a bribe of Rs 2 lakh from realty firm WWICS Estate Private Limited for allegedly favouring it in a project.

Davinder Singh Sandhu and his father Baljit Singh Sandhu who own around 100 acres of land in the name of their company WWICS Estate at village Masaul and Tanda in sub-division Majri, Mohali, the officials said, adding some part of the land falls under Section 4 of Punjab Land Preservation Act, 1900.

A complaint was lodged by a Mohali range officer Ranjodh Singh against Baljit Singh Sandhu in April on the charges of violating Punjab Land Preservation Act, 1900 in a project.


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