Local bodies’ recruitment scam : VB gave ‘clean chit’ to Badal aide Kolianwali . No link of former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal’s controversial aide and Shiromani Akali Dal’s Muktsar unit president Dayal Singh Kolianwali is founded by the vigilance bureau in recruitment scam in the local bodies department and Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA).
Kolianwali’s name was founded in the last year after VB arrested his associate and Malout Akali councillor Sham Lal Gupta alias Daddi.
Sham Lal Gupta is one of the main suspect in the case.
VB director G Nageswara Rao said “We found no involvement of high-profile political leaders in the scam. Three kingpins the VB arrested on Wednesday were thoroughly quizzed. Two persons, who assisted the kingpins, were on our radar. They will be arrested soon,” .
In the run-up to the 2017 assembly elections, Kolianwali became the target of the Congress and the AAP.
Last year, On June 19, Capt Amarinder Singh had said, “I have come to know that some persons close to the Badal family, especially Kolianwali, are charging ₹15 lakh for a clerical job and ₹50 lakh for an engineering job in PUDA. This will not be allowed. The VB is targeting only those who got jobs by paying money but not the ones behind the scam.”
VB officials admit that Kolianwali tried to shield Daddi by using his political clout.
VB official said that the main heads of the scam are UP residents Shiv Bahadur Singh, Sailesh Kumar and Sanjay Shrivastva, alias Guruji. They are involved in paper leaks in UP and Telangana also.
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