Panchkula: Building inspector goes missing, MC submits complaint to police

According to corporation officials, the building inspector, Sanjeev Kumar, a native of Kurukshetra, had gone to the Advocate General’s office in Panjab and Haryana High Court, Sector 1, and was not seen after that.

By: Express News Service | Panchkula | Published:September 17, 2015 7:33 am
Motorcycle of Sanjeev Kumar (top) found abandoned at the High Court parking in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Source: Express Photo) Motorcycle of Sanjeev Kumar (left) found abandoned at the High Court parking in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Source: Express Photo)

The Municipal Corporation on Wednesday submitted a complaint to Deputy Commissioner of Police Anil Dhawan about a building inspector having gone missing since Tuesday morning.

According to corporation officials, the building inspector, Sanjeev Kumar, a native of Kurukshetra, had gone to the Advocate General’s office in Panjab and Haryana High Court, Sector 1, and was not seen after that.

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“The executive officer (EO) had entrusted him with vetting some documents pertaining to a case against a Delhi-based private advertising firm, Outdoor Communications Private Limited. On Tuesday, he did not come to the corporation office, but directly left for the High Court, and did not return,” said Municipal Commissioner Jagdeep Dhanda.

Kumar’s bike was found from the premises of the High Court.

However, no case was registered at the time of filing this report. “We have not received any complaint from his family members, so no case has been registered yet,” said the Station House Officer, Sector 3, Chandigarh.

When contacted, DCP Dhawan said, “We have received the complaint and the investigation is on.”

“He is a sincere employee and has been attending hearings as a representative of the corporation. I had talked to him on Monday evening. On Tuesday, he went directly to the court. Later, his family members told us that his cell phone was switched off, and he has not returned home since then. Following this, we submitted a complaint,” said EO Manender Singh.

The case pertains to the Delhi-based company, Outdoor Communication Private Limited, which was awarded a five-year contract for advertising by the Panchkula MC in 2009. However, the corporation alleged that the company had not paid the licence fee along with service tax for the last nine months, which was Rs 2.46 crore.

The case is currently going in the Panjab and Haryana High Court. While the company has deposited Rs 1.43 crore, the remaining amount is being argued in the court. The next hearing of the case was scheduled for Wednesday, which later got adjourned for September 18.

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