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Haryana ACB Team Nabs Excise and Taxation Official for Bribery

April 23, 2024 10:47 PM
Haryana ACB Team Nabs Excise and Taxation Official for Bribery

Punjab Newsline, Chandigarh, April 23-
The Haryana Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) team achieved significant success today. The Faridabad team of ACB arrested Excise and Taxation Department (ETO) Bhushan Kumar, peon Manoj, and private person Inderjeet alias Chunnillal on charges of bribery. Peon Manoj was arrested red-handed while accepting a bribe of ₹5.20 lakh. In this case, a total of ₹10.84 lakh has been recovered from the accused.

Providing information the government spokesperson said that the Haryana ACB team had received a complaint that Peon Manoj was demanding a bribe of ₹6.80 lakh through private person Inderjeet at the behest of ETO Bhushan Kumar. Bhushan Kumar was demanding a bribe from the complainant in exchange for reducing the penalty of the vehicle carrying electric motors seized by him. After investigating the facts in the case, the ACB team planned to catch the accused. In this case, the accused Peon was arrested red-handed while taking bribe money from private person Inderjeet. In this case, the house of accused Manoj Kumar was searched and ₹430,000 was recovered from there. In addition, ₹1.34 lakh was recovered from the private car of ETO Bhushan Kumar. Thus, a total of ₹10.84 lakh has been recovered from the accused in this case.

Investigation is being conducted in this case by collecting all necessary evidence. This entire action was taken with complete transparency in front of the witnesses. In this case, a case has been registered against the accused at the Faridabad Anti-Corruption Bureau Police Station and they have been arrested.

The spokesperson of the bureau appealed to the general public that if any officer or employee demands a bribe in exchange for doing government work, then immediately inform the Haryana Anti-Corruption Bureau on toll-free numbers -1800-180-2022 and 1064.

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