A look out circular (LOC) has been issued against a former SSP (Vigilance) for allegedly implicating a 'patwari' (revenue official) in a false graft case.
Inspector General (Ferozepur range) Gurinder Singh Dhillon, who was tasked to probe the case, said the LOC was issued against Shiv Kumar Sharma by a special investigation team (SIT).
Sharma, along with other Vigilance Bureau officials, was earlier booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and an SIT formed to probe the charges.
In 2009, Shiv Kumar Sharma, then SSP (Vigilance Bureau) Patiala, had asked land revenue official Mohan Singh to furnish records related to his land in Fatehargh Sahib's Rurki village.
Mohan had delivered the copy to the SSP and asked him to pay the stipulated government fee of Rs 20.
In the months that followed, the land revenue official alleged that he was threatened, and later implicated in a false corruption case pertaining to a paddy scam in Ferozepur.
Singh had last year written to the Punjab chief minister, demanding a probe into the case.
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