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June, 2008


Government Orders Vigilance Probe against Prof. Darbari Lal's Building

Chandigarh, June 18, 2008

Punjab Government has ordered Vigilance Probe against Prof. Darbari lal Ex. MLA, for constructing four storied building on a busy traffic junction in Scheme no. 9-B, Kitchlu Chowk, Court road, Amritsar, in utter violation of sanctioned scheme as well as violation of Hon'ble High Court orders.

Giving more details Sh. Manoranjan Kalia, Local Government, Industry and Commerce Minister Punjab said that this site, measuring 633 sq. yds., as per original plan was kept as open space. Sh. Gurcharan Singh, who was then working as building inspector at MC Amritsar, now working as Executive Engineer at MC Jalandhar had purchased this open space of the sanctioned scheme along with others with malafide intentions, and when he failed to get the building constructed, he sold this land to Sh. Karanvir Verma, Sh. Ramesh Kumar Verma sons of Prof. Darbari Lal and Smt. Veena Rani w/o Prof. Darbari Lal, ex-MLA.

Mr. Kalia said that a four storied building has been erected by them at the site which has led to obstruction in clear visibility zone making the junction accident prone.

The Minister informed that a departmental enquiry was conducted by vigilance cell of the local body department on the complaint filed by Sh. Naresh Sharma, ex-Municipal Councillor regarding this illegal construction.

Mr. Kalia further stated that after detailed enquiry, the Government, has now ordered to handover this case to Vigilance Bureau for the purpose of registration of the case under various Sections of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act. Departmental action against Sh. Gurcharan Singh, XEN MC Jalandhar has been approved by the government. Government has further decided to retrieve the orders passed by the previous government giving sanction to the building plan and to maintain the site as per the original sanctioned scheme as open space.





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