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Former Minister Sunder Sham Arora arrested for offering bribe Rs 50 lakh

Chandigarh, October 16

The Vigilance Bureau (VB) Punjab has arrested former minister Sunder Sham Arora for offering a bribe of Rs 50 lakh to an Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Bureau.

Disclosing this here on Sunday, Varinder Kumar, Chief Director, Vigilance Bureau said in this regard FIR No. 19, dated 15-10-2022 under section 8 of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the former minister on the statement of Manmohan Kumar, AIG, VB, Flying Squad, Punjab.

He further informed that AIG Manmohan Kumar has complained that Arora met him on October 14, 2022 and offered him Rs one crore for getting favour in a vigilance enquiry registered against him.

The VB chief further added that the former minister has offered to pay Rs 50 lakh on next day i.e. October 15, 2022 and the balance amount at a later date. He informed that the AIG has apprised the chief director who has ordered to register bribery case against the accused. In this case Arora has been arrested on Saturday night from Cosmo Mall in Zirakpur and Rs 50 lakh has been recovered from him. Further investigation, in this case, is under progress, said Kumar.

He will be produced before a Mohali court today.

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