Punjab Vigilance Bureau has unearthed 92 properties worth crores of rupees amassed allegedly by Surinderpal Singh, the former chief engineer of Greater Mohali Area Development Authority, who was arrested recently. The properties were purchased by five firms allegedly floated by him in the name of his family members and associates. In addition, Rs 57 crore were deposited in three companies owned by his family, an official said. An official spokesperson of Punjab Vigilance Bureau said as per the probe conducted and searches so far made on various premises owned by Surinderpal, it has been found that he had purchased these properties with ill-gotten money in the name of companies or family members. Further verifications were under progress to unearth more assets owned by Surinderpal or his family members, he said. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act and relevant sections of the IPC has already been registered against Surinderpal Singh and others. The three main accused in the case have also been arrested. The spokesperson said that Access Agro Seeds Pvt.
Ltd. In Ludhiana was incorporated in March 2005 and directors of the company were Surinderpal Singh's wife Mandeep Kaur and mother Swarnjit Kaur. The acused had deposited around Rs 20 crore in cash till March 31 in the company, he said.
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