6 More Arrested in Illegal Compensation Scam in Punjab Taking Total to 15
Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested six more accused in the illegal compensation scam in Bakarpur village, SAS Nagar district. The six accused including three men and three women were given crores of rupees by the state government through illegal means during the land acquisition in Bakarpur village.
A spokesperson for the VB shared that six people including three men and three women have been arrested for their involvement in the illegal compensation scam related to the planting of guava trees in Bakarpur village. They have been identified as Sunita Gupta, wife of PD Gupta, and her son Gaurav Kansal, both residents of Sector 18, Chandigarh. Gurminder Singh and Harminder Singh, as well as their mother Sukhraj Kaur, in addition to Amrik Kaur, widow of Daljit Singh. All of them are residents of Bakarpur village.
The VB received a large number of documentary records from the Departments of Revenue, Land Acquisition Collector, GMADA, Sub-Registrar Mohali, Horticulture, etc. It analyzed them in detail to find out the roles and actions of the alleged beneficiaries. These beneficiaries have been accused of acquiring wrongful gains to themselves and incurring significant losses to the exchequer. They also worked with several officials of different departments.