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Suspended BDPO of Sidhwan Bet Satwinder Singh Kang and Block Committee Chairman Sidhwan Wait Lakhwinder Singh have been arrested on charges of cheating and embezzlement of government money. Sukhwinder Singh Virk, the BDPO of Sidhwan Bet, was suspended in this corruption case. Experts say that this case is related to the purchase and sale of street lights worth 65 lakhs, which were to be installed in 26 villages of Sidhwan Bet.
Vigilance Bureau official said that the department has registered a case against BDPO of Sidhwan Vet Satwinder Singh Kang and Block Committee Chairman Lakhwinder Singh and both have been arrested. According to the Vigilance Officer, the investigation of this case was going on for the last two and a half months.
It was alleged by the complainant in this case that the street light which was approved by the government to buy for Rs 3325, was bought by Sukhwinder Singh Kang, BDPO of Sidhwan Wet and Lakhwinder Singh, chairman of the block committee, for Rs 7288 and gave lakhs of rupees to the government. And the grant of Rs 65 lakh has been wasted in the purchase and sale of these street lights.