Vigilance Bureau nabs patwari in corruption case - ECAS Punjab

Vigilance Bureau nabs patwari in corruption case

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 22

The Vigilance Bureau (VB) today arrested a patwari, Harish Kumar, posted at Sujanpur (now Raipur) in Pathankot district for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets by misusing his official position.

Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson said a corruption case had been registered against the accused. He said during the investigation, it was found that Harish Kumar had accumulated money more than the known sources of his actual income through illegal means and his spending was more than his earning.

He stated that during the period from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2017, it was found that he received an amount of Rs 52,02,134, but spent Rs 1,09,94,467, which manifest that he had spent more money than his income.

The spokesperson said the case under different sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act had been registered against him at the VB police station, Amritsar, and further investigation is under progress.

from The Tribune

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