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Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrests former minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot in disproportionate assets case

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | February 06, 2023 09:44 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state, on Monday arrested former minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot for amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the state VB said following investigations of a Vigilance Enquiry, a case under sections 13(1) (b), 13(2) of prevention of corruption act has been registered at VB Range police station, Mohali against former Punjab Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot in disproportionate assets case and has been arrested.

Giving details he further informed that during the check period from 01-03-2016 to 31-03-2022, the income of above said former minister and his family was Rs. 2, 37, 12, 596.48/- while the expenditure was Rs. 8, 76, 30, 888.87/-, which was Rs. 6, 39, 18, 292.39/- i.e. 269 percent more than his known sources of income.

He further added that further investigation in the case was under progress to ascertain more assets of the former minister. He would be produced before the competent court in Mohali tomorrow.

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