Former Faridkot MLA Arrested in Disproportionate Assets Case, Two Others Named
Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested the former MLA from Faridkot in a disproportionate assets case. Two others have been named in the corruption case and according to the spokesperson, the former MLA’s expenditures were 245 percent more than his known sources of income.
A spokesperson for the Punjab VB stated that a corruption case has been registered against former MLA from Faridkot, Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon, who has been arrested. The case also names two co-conspirators identified as Gursewak Singh, a resident of Nanaksar village and Rajwinder Singh, a resident of Dhanna Shaheed village.
The spokesperson explained that all of Dhillon’s assets between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2022, are being investigated. The investigation revealed that he had purchased properties in the names of different people in Mumara village, Sadik tehsil, Faridkot. It was also found that his expenditures were 245 percent more than his known sources of income.
A case under Section 13(1), 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and 120-B of the IPC has been registered against the three accused at VB police station Ferozepur range. As of now, only the former MLA has been arrested and it is unclear what action will be taken against the other two accused.
As part of the campaign to make Punjab a safer and crime-free state, the Vigilance Bureau has been on its toes, arresting a significant number of officials who have been suspected and accused of having disproportionate assets, money laundering, or taking bribes.