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Vigilance arrests private person for taking bribe Rs one lakh on behalf of police officials to settle bribery case

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, September 30

The Vigilance Bureau, Punjab, during its campaign against corruption in the State, on Friday nabbed a private person accepting bribe of Rs.1,00,000 in the name of police officials, to settle a vigilance case. During his search the Bureau has recovered one .32 bore Revolver, One car and 2 mobile phones from his possession.

 Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau (VB) said the above-mentioned private person Sukhjinder Singh of village Chak Roriwala  (Tambuwala), Tehsil Jalalabad, district Fazilka has been arrested on the complaint of Sandeep Singh.

Giving details of this case he informed that the accused Sukhjinder Singh was a complainant in a bribery case under FIR No 13 dated 04-08-2022 under section 7 Prevention of Corruption Act, at VB police station Ferozpur which was registered against Swaran Rani, Junior Engineer, MGNAREGA, Fazilka. In this trap case she was nabbed earlier by VB while taking bribe amount of Rs 25,000 from this private person.

 He further added that the complainant Sandeep Singh has approached the VB and alleged that accused Sukhjinder Singh was demanding Rs 15 lakh from him as a bribe in the name of police officials to dispose of the above said case but deal has been struck at Rs 11 lakh. The complainant Sandeep Singh is a brother of Swarna Rani JE.

The spokesperson further added that after verification of facts and material evidence, a VB team from VB, Economic Offences Wing (EOW), Ludhiana has arrested the accused Sukhjinder Singh in the presence of two official witnesses while accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh in advance as remaining amount was to be given later on.

He informed that in this regard a case under FIR No 11, dated 30-09-2022 under section 7-A of Prevention of Corruption Act at VB EOW police station, Ludhiana. Further investigation in this case is under progress.

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