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Vigilance Bureau registers case against Assistant Sub Inspector for accepting Rs 4,500 bribe

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, June 4

 The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state, has registered a corruption case against Piara Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI), posted at Police Post Madi Ladhuka, under Police Station Fazilka Sadar for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 4,500.

Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the state VB said this case has been registered against the aforementioned police official (Now retired) based on an online complaint lodged by Viru Singh, a resident of Mandi Ladhuka, Fazilka district on the Chief Minister’s Anti-Corruption Action Line portal.

He further added that the complainant has informed in his complaint that he had got registered a police case against another person in the Fazilka Sadar police station and the said police personnel was the investigation officer in this case. He further alleged that the said ASI had already taken Rs 2,500 and Rs 2,000 on different days in the month of February this from him in lieu of presenting supplementary chargesheet to the court pertaining to this case. The complainant had recorded the conversation with the ASI while he was demanding the bribe from him in this regard and he had submitted it to the VB as an evidence.

The spokesperson informed that during the investigation of this complaint, it was proved that the said ASI had demanded bribe two times from the complainant for the aforementioned motive. Subsequently, a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused at the VB police station, Ferozepur range.

The VB has been conducting raids to arrest the accused who would be arrested soon.

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