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Vigilance Bureau nabs JE Panchayati Raj for taking bribe of Rs 50,000

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 16

Aiming to eradicate corruption in the State as directed by the Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing anti-corruption campaign, on Tuesday nabbed a Junior Engineer (JE), Panchayati Raj, red-handed for accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the VB said the accused JE Balbir Kumar has been arrested on the complaint of Sarpanch Apar Singh of village Julkan, Patiala district.

Giving details he informed the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the above-said JE was demanding a bribe of Rs. 50,000 for issuing a utilisation certificate to him for the development works completed by the gram panchayat.

The spokesperson further informed that after verifying this complaint, a VB team from Patiala unit laid a trap and the accused official of panchayats and rural development department Punjab was caught red-handed while taking bribe money of Rs. 50,000 in the presence of two official witnesses.

He informed that a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused JE at VB police station, Patiala and further investigation was under progress.

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