Former Punjab speaker, four others acquitted in 12-year-old corruption case

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Nirmal Singh Kahlon Nirmal Singh Kahlon
SummaryHe was booked for alleged corruption, fraud, forgery and criminal conspiracy in 2001.

Former Punjab speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon, along with four others, was today acquitted by a Mohali court in an 12-year old corruption case.

Kahlon, who is also the former Rural Development and Panchayat Minister, was booked by the Vigilance Bureau in 2001 for alleged corruption, fraud, forgery and criminal conspiracy in the purchase of 103 JCB machines under sections 420, 467 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 13(1) read with 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The other acquitted include the then Chief Engineer Baldev Singh, IAS Officer (retd) J S Kesar and the then Sales Manager of JCB Amit Sood.

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