Amit Rattan Kotfatta Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Bathinda, Punjab
Age: 42 Years
Wife: Sanmeet Kaur

Amit Rattan Kotfatta

Known for• Being elected as the MLA of the Aam Aadmi Party from the Bathinda Rural Assembly constituency in the 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election
• Being arrested by the Bathinda Vigilance Bureau in connection to a bribery case
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 172 cm
in meters- 1.72 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyAam Aadmi Party
Aam Aadmi Party logo
Political Journey• 2016: Joined Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)
• 2017: Contested from Bathinda Rural in the 2017 legislative assembly elections but lost to AAP Rupinder Kaur Ruby by a margin of 10,718 votes
• 2020: Expelled from SAD
• January 2022: Joined the Aam Aadmi Party as the candidate from Bathinda Rural
• 2022: Won the Punjab Legislative Assembly elections and became the MLA of the Aam Aadmi Party from the Bathinda Rural Assembly
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 July 1980 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2022) 42 Years
BirthplaceBathinda, Punjab
Zodiac signCancer
HometownBathinda, Punjab
SchoolSt. Joseph's Convent Senior Secondary School, Bathinda
College/UniversityBaba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib
Educational QualificationBachelor of Engineering/Technical (Mechanical) (2003) [1]My Neta
Religion/Religious ViewsSikhism
Amit Rattan Kotfatta's Instagram post visiting a gurudwara
AddressH.No. 70, Kotfatta, W. No. 3, Tehsil & District Bathinda
ControversyOn 23 February 2023, he was arrested by the the Bathinda Vigilance Bureau in connection to a bribery case. The complainant, Pritpal Kumar claimed that Amit had asked for Rs. 4 lakh from him as a bribe for releasing a grant worth 25 lakh for the development works of Ghudda village. A week before his arrest, on 16 February, his close aide Rashim Garg was also arrested in Bathinda in the same case. The Vigilance bureau officials caught Garg accepting Rs. 2,000 notes at a government-owned guest house, where Kotfatta was also present. An audio clip between Kumar, Amit and Garg where Amit was seeking money from Kumar went viral on social media. After this an FIR was lodged and Amit denied having any link with Garg, but Kumar alleged that he met them together when he went to give bribe. [2]The Indian Express According to a media source, Amit's arrest was sanctioned by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. In a Twitter post, he said,
Bribery by anyone, in any way, will not be tolerated. Faith, love and expectations of the people of Punjab keep my spirit up. There will not be any mercy for those who "gobble up" people's money. Law is equal for all." [3]The Indian Express
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseSanmeet Kaur (police officer)
Amit Rattan Kotfatta's wife
ParentsFather- Babu Singh Rattan (class 1 officer in the Income Tax department)
Amit Rattan Kotfatta's father
Mother- Name Not Known
Amit Rattan Kotfatta with his mother
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
• Cash: Rs. 2,55,000
• Bank Deposits: Rs. 6,94,282
• Motor Vehicles: Rs. 8,00,000
• Jewellery: Rs. 55,93,000

Immovable Assets
• Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 99,60,000
• Commercial Buildings: Rs. 25,00,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2022. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor). [4]My Neta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 2 Crores
Note: The net worth was for the financial year 2022. It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors). [5]My Neta
Amit Rattan Kotfatta (right)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Amit Rattan Kotfatta

  • Amit Rattan Kotfatta is an Indian politician who was elected as the MLA of the Aam Aadmi Party from the Bathinda Rural Assembly constituency in the 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly election. On 23 February 2023, he was arrested by the Bathinda Vigilance Bureau in connection to a bribery case.
  • He always prefixes ‘Engineer’ before his name on social media pages.
  • His wife is a 2007 police officer who is posted in Nagaland. Earlier she was posted in Jalandhar Rural. His sister and brother-in-law are also class 1 officers in Haryana.
  • In 2020, he was expelled by the SAD after he was accused of cheating party workers by not providing them with business opportunities. After that, many farmers in the constituency complained about him cheating on them. However, there was no police case registered against him.
  • In 2022, when he was announced as a candidate by AAP, the decision was severely criticised by the founding members of the AAP in Punjab.
  • In 2022, during the election campaign, the Bharti Kisan Union Ekta Ugrahan’s Sangat block members protested in front of his house for three days because he was alleged of not paying some youngsters who got some surveys done in 2017.
  • In the same year, some people complained to the Bathinda inspector general of police about a fake company run by Amit that collected money from youngsters. A letter was written to Arvind Kejriwal for review of candidature. Amit denied the allegations against him and said that there was no proof available.
  • In 2022, however, he won the elections and after being elected as the MLA from Bathinda Rural, he said,

    My aim is to serve public selflessly and become a bridge between the government and people to get as many works of people done from the authorities. I will also work in the direction of eradicating corruption from the system.”