The whistleblower in the alleged multi-crore scam committed by a real estate firm-the promoters of which were booked Sunday, had earlier ran from pillar to post to get the case registered.
The company returned a part of the total sum he paid them and cancelled his deal, when he had flagged the scam.
Harvinder Singh, who had first brought the issue to the notice of the district police, told The Indian Express, that when he first lodged the complaint in 2018, no action was taken against the builder.
“After making rounds of the offices of the district police, I almost gave up. But in 2019 I decided to lodge another complaint with Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB). The case was lodged after two years of the inquiry,” said Harvinder Singh, who retired from the Family Welfare department last year.