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February 29, 2024 1:15 pm

Junior Engineer arrested for taking Rs 45,000 bribe

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, April 27

Haryana Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has caught a Junior Engineer of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam posted at Assandh in Karnal district while accepting a bribe to the tune of Rs. 45,000 from a farmer for setting up a transformer in his fields.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the ACB said the accused Junior Engineer Balkar Singh has been arrested on the complaint of Randeep Singh, a resident of village Salwan in Karnal district.

Giving further details, he said that the complainant wanted to get a transformer set up in his fields and applied for the same in the office concerned.

When the accused Junior Engineer demanded Rs 45,000 in lieu of installing the electricity transformer in the agricultural land of the complainant, he approached the ACB.

The spokesperson informed that after verifying the complaint, an ACB team conducted a raid and arrested the accused Junior Engineer while taking Rs 45,000 as a bribe from the complainant.

In this regard, a case under the Prevention of corruption act has been registered against the accused Junior Engineer at ACB police station Karnal. Further investigation, in this case, was under progress.

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