Karnal district planner remanded for 3 days : The Tribune India
Karnal, March 12
District Planner (DTP) Vikram Singh and his driver Balbir, who were arrested on Friday while accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh and Rs 5,000 respectively, from the DTP residence in Sector 6 , were brought to court by a team from the State Vigilance Bureau, from where they were taken into custody for three days.
Cops are investigating the involvement of others
- While recovering Rs78 lakh from his residence, Vigilance Bureau says the accused ‘confessed’ to earning the money through illegal means
- With the DTP in three-day pre-trial detention, police seek to investigate the involvement of others and the amount of assets he amassed through illegal means
Now they will appear in court on March 15, said Inspector Sachin, a member of the team. “We have yet to determine the involvement of others in this link. We probe where and how much property the arrested DTP has made. We are also asking who he shared the bribe money with,” he added. “We believe that the arrested DTP may have a hand in the illegal settlements. We also suspect his property values outweigh his income, so we’re looking at all angles. Our team is also searching his residence in Panchkula,” Inspector Sachin said.
After his arrest, the police also recovered Rs 78.64 lakh in cash along with details of movable and immovable property from his residential premises. Team members also recovered jewelry and documents relating to farmland, an apartment and 12 plots. Documents relating to investments in stocks, mutual funds and cryptocurrencies were also recovered. “After probing the DTP, we collected the money from his house and he confessed to collecting the money as a bribe from various people,” he said.
The accused had also purchased vehicles and land with cash, which will also be investigated, he said. He appealed to residents so that anyone who was harassed by the DTP and allegedly coerced into giving him money could come to the office and lodge a complaint.