Two senior officers duped of Rs 44 crore from retired Police and Army personel
Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Two seniors Officers have reportedly duped of Rs 44 crore from 80 retired officers and 140 civilians promising to give them residential plots in Mohali. One officer is Parmpal Singh Sidhu; retired Additional Director General of Police, Punjab and other is senior officer Parneet Bhardwaj, who has been promoted as IAS officer from PCS, last year. The persons, who have been allegedly duped, are included a retired SSP Balkar Singh and four other Police officers, 7 retired Military Officers, four Journalists and others. Investors alleged in an organised Press Conference, today, that the Mohali Police has not taking action on their complaint since last three years under the pressure, while they are being threatened.
According to allegation, both officers had sold plots from 200 yards to 500 yards in 2010, onwards. As the owners were responsible persons, therefore in good faith, number of retired employees, civilians and some journalists had purchased the plots to spend their retired life, peacefully. They had paid Rs 44 crore to developers, while the plots were to be given in the end of 2012, which were not delivered to them till today. Investors alleged that to avoid any litigation, both officers have transferred their project to some other after failing Common Land Use (CLU) certificate, in 2014. Interestingly, the matter had been brought in the Sangat Darshan programme during the previous Government. Taking action on complaint, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) had recommended Police FIR against Chairman of the Society Parmpal Singh Sidhu, Vice Chairman Parneet Bhardwaj and MD Kanwaljit Singh as they had duped the money illegally, on January 13, 2015 and violated PAPRA act. Some Investors had filed cases in Consumer Court, Mohali and in one case; the court has issued non-bailable warrant against one alleged accused. While summons from the courts are not being received by other accuses.
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