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Vigilance Bureau arrests shopkeeper accepting Rs 2 lakh bribe on behalf of constable

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, June 1

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state, on Thursday arrested a private person Aman, who runs Gym Supplements shop in Gandhi Chowk, Batala, Gurdaspur district, for accepting Rs 2 lakh as bribe on behalf of a Police constable. In this case accused constable identified as Mohit Bedi, who is posted in the team of STF Batala.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of VB said the Bureau has received a complaint from a woman, who alleged that a Police team from Special Task Force (STF) Batala raided the said Gym on Monday and apprehended her husband from the gym. The complainant said that the Police teams have also thoroughly searched their house and no intoxicant material was found.

“On being asked about the reason to apprehend my husband, Constable Mohit asked her to meet shopkeeper Aman, who is also a friend of her husband, to get her husband released without any criminal case,” she alleged in her complaint. The complainant further adding that the said shopkeeper Aman asked her to arrange bribe of Rs 10 lakhs and hand over first instalment of bribe Rs 2 lakh which was to be given to police personnel Mohit, he informed.

The spokesperson said that the VB after preliminary investigation, laid a trap and arrested the accused shopkeeper Aman red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 2 lakh from the complainant in presence of two government officials as witness. Police teams are on manhunt to arrest the accused Constable, he added. In this regard a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered at VB Police Station Amritsar Range and further investigation in this case was under progress.

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