The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, August 30
Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Tuesday nabbed an SHO, Balwinder Singh (Inspector), of Police Station Dasuya and his driver ASI Yograj while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000. Meanwhile, the VB also recovered Rs 60,000 during the search of the SHO’s house. The accused Police Officials have been arrested on the complaint of Balwinder Singh resident of Saidowal Kalan in Gurdaspur district.
Divulging the details here today, an official spokesperson said that Balwinder Singh lodged a complaint that the accused Inspector had demanded Rs 1 lakh as a bribe for not adding section 326 in FIR no. 126 dated 08-07-2023 registered under sections 324, 506 and 34 of IPC against his brother Lakhwinder Singh and his cousin (son of paternal uncle/Taya) Gurnam Singh at Police Station Dasuya and the deal was settled at Rs 50,000. The complainant alleged that the accused SHO already took Rs 20,000 from him and was demanding the remaining amount of the bribe.
After preliminary investigation of the complaint, the spokesperson said that a team of VB unit Hoshiarpur laid a trap and arrested the SHO Balwinder Singh and his driver Yograj while accepting the bribe of Rs 20,000 from the complainant in the presence of official witnesses.
In this regard, an FIR no. 21 dated 29-08-2023 under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused SHO and his driver at Police Station Vigilance Bureau, Jalandhar Range.