Among other things, a list was furnished of officers to whom the responsibility of the Collector and
Appellate Authority under the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Act could be assigned.
The matter was brought to the notice of the High Court by Nayagoan resident Kuldip Singh. Accusing a senior police functionary in a land grab bid in Nayagaon, he had sought protection, while praying for the registration of an FIR and a CBI probe into the dealings.
The inquiry was entrusted to the ADGP, after Justice Ranjit Singh of the High Court took cognisance of the matter. Justice Ranjit Singh had asked the ADGP to lay emphasis on Nayagaon, Zirakpur, Mohali, Kansal and the Koraran area. The Judge had added: “It will also need an investigation to see as to what is the source of acquisition”.