The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, October 10
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Monday arrested Davinder Kumar, Assistant Registrar, Co-operative and Marketing Societies, block Dasuha, District Hoshiarpur red-handed for accepting a bribe of Rs.20,000.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau (VB) informed that the above said accused Davinder Kumar has been arrested on the complaint of complainant Tajinder Singh of village Bercha, district Hoshiarpur, who has been employed as Manager in Cooperative Society Tanda, Hoshiarpur. The accused has been supervising 70 Cooperative Societies in block Dasuha including the above said at Tanda,
He added that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that during his posting as Manager, Co-operative Society, Tanda, then Davinder Kumar, Assistant Registrar, Co-operative and Marketing Societies block Dasuha, now holding Additional Charge as Deputy Registrar, Cooperative Societies, district Hoshiarpur had filed a case of an embezzlement against him. On his appeal against this case, the Registrar, Co-operative Societies, Punjab, Chandigarh had decided in his favour.
The complainant further informed to the VB that the said accused Devinder Kumar, did not allowed him to join on duty but opened another investigation against him regarding recovery of funds.
The complainant further informed that the above said accused Davinder Kumar had already taken Rs 5,000 as a bribe from him and demanding Rs 50,000 more in lieu of favouring him in the present case.
After probing the allegations submitted by the complainant, the VB has arrested the accused for accepting a bribe of Rs. 20,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. In this regard, FIR No. 20 dated 10-10-2022 under Section 7 Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused at VB police station Jalandhar. Further investigation in this case is under progress.