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Vigilance Bureau nabs ASI, Head Constable for taking bribe Rs 5,000

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, April 4

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state, on Monday nabbed an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Surjit Singh (No. 214/Ludhiana) and Jagpreet Singh, Head Constable (HC), both posted in police station, Delhon, Ludhiana district for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000.

 Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the VB said the above said police officials have been arrested on the complainant of Atma Singh, resident of Sayian Kalan, Ludhiana district.

Giving details he added that the said complainant has approached the VB unit Ludhiana range and alleged that the above said police officials have demanded Rs 20,000 to release motorcycle of his son who have been arrested in NDPS case but the deal has been struck at Rs 10,000. The complainant further informed that the HC has taken Rs 5,000 on behalf of ASI as a first instalment of bribe.

 The spokesperson informed that a VB team from Ludhiana range laid a trap and the accused police officials have been arrested on the spot while taking a bribe of Rs 5,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.

 In this regard a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered against both the accused at VB police station Ludhiana range. Further investigation in this case was under progress.

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