Graft case: Vigilance Bureau files chargesheet against former Punjab minister Sadhu Dharamsot

The vigil office on Saturday filed an indictment against former Punjab government minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsut and ex-Forest Officer of Mohali Ghoramanpreet Singh district and indicted another Kamaljit Singh in a corruption case.

Dharamsut was a minister in Captain Amarinder Singh’s government. The indictment was filed in the Additional District Court and Sessions Judge Sandeep Kumar Singla.

The FIR of the case was registered on June 7, after which Dharamsut was registered Arrested by vigil office With an intermediary such as maljet. It was alleged in the FIR that during the term of Dharamsut several irregularities were discovered in the award of contracts for logging in the state.

The investigative agency filed the charge sheet under sections 7 and 7a (public servant receiving unlawful reward), 13(1)(a) and 13(2) (criminal misconduct by a public official) of the Corruption Prevention Act and 120b (conspiracy). Criminal) of the Indian Penal Code against the three accused.

The agency had also appointed another Cabinet Minister Sanghat Singh Gilzian in the case and arrested his nephew Daljit Singh. Gilzian was the state forestry minister in the government of Charangit Singh Chani.

The arrest of Dharamsut, a former Congressman and five-time MLA from the Nabha Society (SC) Reserved Constituency, came days after the agency arrested former DFO Guramanpreet Singh after a scathing video emerged in which he was seen asking for a bribe to sell illegal farmhouses in Chandigarh area. Sources said that the former minister was arrested based on statements from Singh.

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