Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrests real estate operator in Kharar over Rs 2.22 cr in dues


The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Wednesday said it has arrested a builder for setting up an unauthorised colony in Kharar in connivance with the employees of the Municipal Council, causing a financial loss of Rs 2.22 crore to the state exchequer.

Parveen Kumar, the accused, had bought six acres of land in village Khanpur in 2018 and built the colony, a spokesperson of the bureau said. For getting the maps and plans passed of this colony, he deposited only Rs 6,58,213, out of total dues of Rs 2,02,51,105.

Kumar then started selling plots to different people without getting clearance for maps or plans from the Municipal Council, or MC, thus violating the rules, said the spokesperson.