Kharar Builder Parveen Kumar Arrested for Causing Rs. 2.2 Crore Loss to Government with Unauthorised Colony
Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested Kharar builder Parveen Kumar for establishing an unauthorized colony and causing a loss of over Rs. 2.2 crores to the government. A spokesperson from VB said a case has been registered against Kumar and also pointed out that the officials of Municipal Council Kharar were also involved in passing the plans for the colony.
According to reports, in February 2018, Shaheed Kansi Ram College Education Trust Kharar sold 6 acres of land in Khanpur village to Praveen Kumar for Rs. 6,52,81,771. Kumar then established a colony named Ambika Greens on this land and paid only Rs. 6,58,213 out of Rs. 2,02,51,105 for getting the maps/plans passed for the colony by MC Kharar. Kumar then started selling plots to people without getting the map/plan passed from the said council thus violating the rules.
The spokesperson for VB stated that around 30 of the plots sold were passed by the officials/employees of MC Kharar who issued NOCs to various allottees in colluding with Kumar. The PSPCL then installed domestic electricity meters on the basis of such NOCs while the Ambika Greens colony had not been passed yet.
The investigation also revealed that back in 2021, Kumar was issued a notice by Rajesh Kumar Sharma who was the MC executive officer, Kharar, at the time to pay back what he owed the government. Because of this, construction on the purchased plots had to be stopped until the colony was passed, leading to significant monetary loss for the government.
Furthermore, Kumar has not yet submitted the complete file for his colony to get regularised to the concerned state department. The officials/employees of MC Kharar have also been blamed for working with Kumar and passing the plans for the unauthorized colony. Additionally, according to the VB spokesperson, the office records pertaining to the maps and plans passed were also destroyed by MC Kharar in collusion with Praveen Kumar.