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Punjab VB Nabs Naib Tehsildar Raghbir Singh for Conniving in Selling Land to Govt at High Cost

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vigilance Bureau has arrested Naib Tehsildar Raghbir Singh posted at Sri Anandpur Sahib who had sold a 54 acres land to the state government at a price higher than the prevalent collector rate causing a huge loss of about Rs 48 crore to the state exchequer. The Land was registered measuring about 54 acres of village Karura, Rupnagar district in connivance with some private individuals.

The spokesperson of Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) said, A Case had already been registered against the Naib Tehsildar and other persons at police station Nurpurbedi, Rupnagar district."

He added that it has come to light during the investigation that the land sold to the corporation is only about 46 acres instead of 54 acres mentioned in the registry. It was also found from the documents that Raghbir Singh Naib Tehsildar went outside his jurisdiction to Nurpurbedi tehsil for registry of this land. Further probe in the matter is underway.