Chandigarh: Haryana IAS officer Dharmender Singh was arrested on Monday night at Gurugram for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1.11 crore in lieu of granting permission for the construction of a commercial building in Sonipat in 2022, when he was posted as the municipal commissioner there.
He is at present, posted as Resident Commissioner in Haryana Bhawan at Delhi. According to the police sources SIT and Faridabad Police arrested him in a joint operation. He had allegedly taken a bribe of Rs 1.11 crore from a contractor, and had also illegally increased the amount of a tender from Rs 55 crore to Rs 87 crore.
Kotwali police registered a case against him in Faridabad in 2022 under various sections of the IPC, including 420 and 120B and the Corruption Act, on the complaint by Lalit Mittal, a resident of Ranjit Nagar, New Delhi. He alleged that Pankaj Garg, R B Sharma and J K Bhatia together took a bribe of Rs 1.11 crore from him on the pretext of getting him a Government tender in the Sonipat Municipal Corporation.
He was also posted in Faridabad during the Covid – 19 pandemic period. He was produced in the local court on Tuesday and remanded to four-day police custody.