Top Congress leaders named in illegal construction caseAugust 19th, 2008 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) Two senior Congress leaders and three others were slapped with cases by the Punjab vigilance department Tuesday for the illegal construction of a building on government land in Amritsar city, an official said.The cases of forgery and cheating under the Prevention of Corruption Act were registered by vigilance officials against former local bodies minister Jagjit Singh and former Punjab assembly deputy speaker Darbari Lal.
Two sons of Darbari Lal and an executive engineer have also been named in the same case.
Lal has been accused of getting permission from the former minister, when the Congress was in power in Punjab between 2002-07, for construction of a building on a prime piece of land in Amritsar city.
The land in question was taken back by the government a few years ago but Lal still sought permission for construction of the building as his sons had bought it from the earlier owner.