October 19, 2021

9 patwaris booked for Rs 1.62-cr scam in Bhawanigarh : The Tribune India

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, September 30

The police have reigstered FIR against nine patwaris (revenue officers) and a private bank’s development officer for sanctioning loan amounting to Rs 1.62 crore to fake land owners by tampering fard records. Of the total sanctioned loan, the accused managed to get Rs 1.17 crore released.

Fake land owners

  • A private bank officer with the help of patwaris tampered with records of Fard Sanjh Kendra, Bhawanigarh, to prepare Kisan Credit Card loan files
  • He sanctioned Rs 1.62 crore to various persons by forging the land documents of orginal owners

In his complaint to the police, bank’s Bhawanigarh branch manager Rahul Bansal alleged his development officer Gurinder Singh tampered with the land records of various farmers from 2015 to 2017 and sanctioned Kisan Credit Card ( KCC) loans to fake persons. “We started through…

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