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Mohali Court rejects bail plea of contractor, co-accused with SE

July 21, 2017 10:12 PM

Mohali,July 21 : The special court SAS Nagar while hearing the bail plea of accused Gurmesh Singh Gill proprietor of M/s Ek Onkar Builders and Contractors Pvt. Ltd today rejected his application who was illegally favoured by the controversial GAMDA Superintendent Engineer Surinderpal Singh during his tenure with contracts amounting to crores.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of Vigilance Bureau Punjab said the Bureau had already registered a corruption case against the accused Superintendent Engineer, contractor Gurmesh Singh and others under FIR no. 6 dated 8-6-2017 u/s 420, 506, 120-B IPC and 13 (1) (d) read with 13 (2) PCA at Police Station VB Flying Squad-1, SAS Nagar.

He added that the investigation had revealed that Surinderpal Singh have indirect stakes in this construction firm as its proprietor Gurmesh Singh Gill had worked under him as JE when Surinderpal was holding charge of Mandi Board at Ludhiana. Initially Gurmesh Singh was running a firm named as M/s Rupinder Singh Contractors but after retirement he merged this firm with Ek Onkar Builders and got contacts of development works wherever Surinderpal Singh was posted.

He further said that the accused Surinderpal Singh, now in jail, had allotted works having costs of Rs. 230 crore to Ek Onkar Builders who alleged to have in turn helped the chief engineer in amassing huge money out of this construction business.

Giving extra leverage to this construction firm, Surinderpal had enlisted this firm as Class-1 which was earlier a small entity and then allotted contracts despite its annual tender limit of Rs. 5 crore only.

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