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October 1, 2022

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Mohali: Chargesheet filed against IAS Sanjay Popli in a corruption case, Vigilance made 55 witnesses

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A complaint was given to the Vigilance on behalf of Sanjay Kumar, a resident of Karnal, that when Sanjay Popli was on the post of CEO in the Water Supply Department, he, in connivance with his assistant secretary Sandeep Vats, demanded a bribe to clear the tender of seven and a half crores.

The Vigilance Bureau has filed a charge sheet in a Mohali court against senior Punjab IAS officer Sanjay Popli and his associate and assistant secretary of water supply department Sandeep Vats in a corruption-related case. A charge sheet has been filed against both under sections 7 and 7 A of corruption. Vigilance has made 55 witnesses so that the case does not weaken in court. A 20-page charge sheet has been filed.

A complaint was given to the Vigilance on behalf of Sanjay Kumar, a resident of Karnal. He said he was associated with a firm named Cooperative Society and was a government contractor. He had complained on CM’s helpline that when Sanjay Popli was in the position of CEO in the Water Supply Department, he had demanded a bribe for clearing tenders worth seven and a half crores in connivance with his assistant secretary Sandeep Vats. After this, Sanjay Popli and Sandeep Vats were arrested by Vigilance, during which 9 gold bricks, 49 gold biscuits, 12 gold coins, three silver bricks, 18 silver coins, and four Apple iPhones were taken from their house. , a mobile of Samsung company, two expensive watches, and cash of three and a half lakhs were recovered.

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