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February 29, 2024 1:38 pm

Vigilance Bureau arrests Forest Guard for taking bribe of Rs.10,000

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, April 29

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its anti-corruption campaign, has arrested Forest Guard, Amarjit Kaur, posted at Wadhaghar forest beet, Moga district and resident of Bagha Purana, for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the VB said this case has been registered against the above said woman employee on a complaint lodged by Gurmit Singh of village Mangewala, Moga district.

Giving details he added that the complainant had alleged that the above said Forest official had demanded a bribe of Rs 15,000 each as a bribe for not to impose heavy fines in lieu of laying water pipes in the forest land against him and his neighbour. The complainant further alleged that the deal has been struck at Rs 10,000 each. He further added that the complainant has recorded the entire conversation on his mobile in this regard.

The spokesperson further added that the VB unit of Ferozepur range has investigated the allegations levelled in the complaint and laid a trap in which the accused Forest lady has been arrested while she was taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. In this regard a corruption case at VB police station Ferozepur against the above mentioned employee has been registered. The accused lady would be produced in the competent court tomorrow at Ferozepur. Further investigation in this case was under progress, he informed.

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