Published On: Fri, Apr 15th, 2016

The richest IPS officer in Punjab

Chandigarh: Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Mohali has gained the title of the Punjab’s richest IPS officer according to the latest property returns of IPS officers uploaded on the Union Home Ministry website.

Mohali SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar is the richest IPS officer in Punjab.

Mohali SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar is the richest IPS officer in Punjab.

Bhullar is at the top, claiming the title has properties worth Rs 152 crore.

Bhullar who has had the longest term as SSP of Mohali has shown 16 properties that include eight residential, four agricultural and three commercial plots.

His assets include a Rs 85-lakh commercial plot at the venerated Barakhamba Road in central Delhi along with a 1,500 square-yard vacant plot in Delhi’s posh Sainik Farms.

His most expensive asset is pegged at Rs 45 crore and mentioned as “uncultivable land” in village Bariali in Mohali.

According to the documents, most of the properties have been inherited. Bhullar has given the source as “ancestral property flowing from grandparents” in many cases.

The officer has had two terms as Mohali SSP, first between 2009 and 2013 and from 2015 till now. Bhullar has shown the date of acquisition for at least 12 properties as January 11, 2013.

With a net worth Rs 22.6 crore, AIG Personnel Ashish Choudhary leads Sixth position among the 130-plus IPS officers from Punjab.

Former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini has listed properties worth Rs 16.6 crore. Saini has shown ancestral properties as far as Shimla, Mandi, Ghaziabad, Ropar including a six-acre orchard in Himachal Pradesh.

DGP (Prison reforms) Sanjiv Gupta has given details of properties worth Rs 8.75 crore.

Current Punjab Police chief DGP Suresh Arora has shown properties worth Rs 4.1 crore. Arora purchased his last property of Rs 3.3 crore on May 30, 2013 in Chandigarh’s posh Sector 18-A during his tenure as then DGP (Vigilance).

Many of IPS officers have shown huge chunks of agricultural land in their home state such as Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar, they have declared huge incomes from the farming activity.

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