State Vigilance Bureau nabbed contractual employee of Sales Tax Department Prashant Kumar posted at Ludhiana red handed for accepting bribe of Rs. 25,000 and also registered a case against Sales Tax Inspector.
Disclosing this here an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said above said accused Prashant Kumar was nabbed red handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 25,000 from complainant Sham Lal of Master Colony, Sunam city, Sangrur district.
The complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the accused sales tax employee Prashant Kumar and sales tax inspector Pankaj Takker posted at Sangrur were demanding bribe of Rs. 50,000 to settle his pending sales tax dues and the deal was struck at Rs. 40,000.
He informed that he had already paid Rs. 15,000 to them as a first installment.
After verifying his information, the Vigilance team laid a trap and the accused Prashant Kumar was arrested on the spot while accepting bribe of Rs. 25,000/- as a second installment from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.
He informed that a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against both of the accused at VB police station Patiala and further investigation was under progress.