Another complaint against former SSP: ‘Bought land for him in TN’

Ludhiana businessman claims purchased around 350 acres of land for Naunihal and kin,complains to senior officers

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: January 5, 2014 1:39 am

Less than a month after former Chandigarh SSP Naunihal Singh’s alleged “front man” Jaswinder Walia levelled serious allegations against him,another Ludhiana businessman has complained to senior police officers of Punjab and Chandigarh seeking registration of a corruption case against Naunihal for allegedly purchasing around 350 acres of land in Tamil Nadu using his and his family members’ names.

Harmeet Singh,a Ludhiana businessman who claims to be a General Power of Attorney (GPA) and Special Power of Attorney (SPA) holder of Naunihal and his family members,has alleged that around two years ago,he came in touch with Naunihal through Walia after which he was made the GPA and SPA and was asked to buy various properties in Tamil Nadu.

Thereafter,he allegedly purchased around 350 acres of land in Tamil Nadu under the name of Naunihal,his family members and near relatives. Of the total land,Harmeet purchased over 50 acres on behalf of Naunihal in Chennai. Naunihal is currently posted as Deputy Inspector General of Police in Punjab.

In a detailed complaint given to the Director General of Police,Punjab,Harmeet has alleged,“Properties were purchased from the money obtained beyond his (Naunihal) known sources of income,and the said money was used for purchasing properties through the applicant (Harmeet) in his name and in the name of his close relatives including Hawa Singh Hooda,Asha Rani,etc… When I came to know that these properties have been purchased through money gathered from illegal gratification,therefore (sic),I am complaining against the sitting IPS officer of Punjab.”

The concluding para of the voluminous complaint reads,“You are therefore requested to register the case against Naunihal Singh and others,who have conspired with him in the above mentioned illegal transactions,and proper inquiry should be conducted and necessary legal action may kindly be taken in this regard.”

Harmeet has claimed that Naunihal’s cousin,a gunman with a senior Punjab Police officer,has also purchased properties in Tamil Nadu by giving his special power of attorney to him (Harmeet).

Harmeet has annexed nearly 3,000 documents (all sale deeds and registries of the land purchased). He has also sale deeds of 22 such properties purchased by Naunihal.

Alleging that Naunihal has lately been “constantly pressuring and threatening me” for not disclosing about the property details,Harmeet has sought protection for his “life and liberty”.

The letter has also been marked to the Chief Vigilance Officer,Chandigarh; Inspector General of Police,Chandigarh; Chief Administrator,Chandigarh; and Chief Vigilance Commissioner,New Delhi.

Naunihal,when contacted,said,“I’m not aware of any such complaint. At this stage,I would not offer any comment on it since I am not aware of the contents of the complaint.”

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