Crime

State Vigilance Bureau nabs ASI, two others for accepting bribes

Punjab Vigilance Bureau, today nabbed an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI), Data Entry Operator and Private person working as agent of patwari red handed while accepting bribes in three different cases.

Disclosing this here an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said ASI Inderpal Singh posted at city police station, Rupnagar was nabbed red handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 6,000 on the complaint of Sucha Singh of village Kathiana, Hamirpur district (HP).

The complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the accused ASI was threatening and pressurising his brother to withdraw a police complaint and demanding Rs. 10,000 for not taking any action against him. He informed that the deal was struck at Rs. 9,000 and he had paid Rs. 3000 as a first instalment of bribe to the accused ASI.

After verifying his information, the vigilance team laid a trap and the accused ASI was arrested on the spot while taking bribe of Rs. 6,000 as second instalment from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.

In another bribery case the bureau has register a corruption case against Kamaldeep Singh, Revenue Patwari posted at revenue halqa Rani Walah, Tarn Taran district and his agent Satnam Singh on the complaint of Jagdeep Singh of village Mundapind in Tarn Taran district.

The complainant has informed the VB that the accused Patwari was demanding Rs. 8,000 as a bribe for mutation of land belonging to his grandfather. He further informed that he had already paid Rs. 3000 as a first instalment to patwari. After verifying his information, the vigilance team laid a trap and the accused agent Satnam Singh was arrested on the spot while taking bribe of Rs. 4,000 of second instalment from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.

In another bribery case Shamsher Singh, Data Entry Operator posted in the office of Tehsildar, Moga district was nabbed red handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 8,000 on the complaint of Sukhchain Singh resident of village Pandori Araiyan in Moga district.

The complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the accused data entry operator was demanding Rs. 50,000 for the registry of his land. He further informed that he had already paid Rs. 25000 as a first instalment. After verifying his information, the vigilance team laid a trap and the accused data entry operator was arrested on the spot while taking bribe of Rs. 8,000 as second instalment. from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.

The spokesman informed that three corruption cases under Prevention of Corruption Act have been registered against all the above mentioned accused at VB police stations at SAS Nagar, Amritsar and Ferozepur respectively and further investigations were under progress.

 

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