Chandigarh: Former Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, arrested by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau in a disproportionate assets case, was today produced before a Mohali court.

The court remanded the accused to three-day police custody. Dharamsot is facing a corruption case over various scams in the forest department.

The former minister is also accused of making appointments and transfers of forest department officials by taking money.

According to the vigilance, an investigation was underway against Dharamsot for amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

After preliminary investigation, the agency had registered a fresh case against the former minister under sections 13(1)(b), 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act at the Vigilance police station in Mohali and arrested him on Monday.

According to the vigilance, the income of the former minister and his family was Rs 2,37,12,596.48 while the expenditure was Rs 8,76,30,888.87. His known sources of income were 269 per cent higher.

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