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Vigilance Bureau nabs ASI for accepting Rs 15,000 bribe

April 17, 2024 07:42 PM
Vigilance Bureau nabs ASI for accepting Rs 15,000 bribe

Accused previously taken Rs 24,000 to favour in police case

Punjab Newsline, Chandigarh, April 17-

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), during its on-going campaign against corruption in the state, on Wednesday, has apprehended Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Karam Singh, posted as Investigating Officer at Police Station Sadar Patti, Tarn Taran district red handed while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the state VB said the above mentioned accused has been arrested on the basis of a complaint lodged by a woman named as Veero, a resident of village Sarhali Kalan in Taran Taran.
He further informed that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the said ASI has demanded a bribe of Rs 65,000 for favouring his son-in-law in a police case registered against him in the police station. He further added that the said accused had already taken Rs 24,000 as a bribe and demanding the remaining money.
The spokesperson informed that after a preliminary inquiry the VB team laid a trap during which the said accused was caught red handed accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. He added that the bribe money amounting to Rs 24,000 accepted earlier as first instalment was also recovered during the preliminary investigation.
He added that in this regard a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered at against the police personnel at VB police station Amritsar range. The accused would be produced in the competent court tomorrow and further investigation into this case was under progress, he said.

 
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