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Vigilance Bureau nabs JE MGNREGA for taking bribe Rs.25,000

PUNJABNEWSEXPRESS | August 04, 2022 07:46 PM

CHANDIGARH:Keeping in view the zero tolerance policy against corruption adopted by the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led state government, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau during its ongoing campaign on Thursday nabbed Ms Suwarsha, Junior Engineer, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), posted at BDPO office Jalalabad, Fazilka district red handed accepting bribe of Rs.25, 000.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesman of Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) said the accused Junior Engineer (JE) MGNREGA has been arrested on the complaint of Sukhjinder Singh of village Chak Rorawali (Tambuwala) in Jalalabad.

Giving details he informed that the complainant has lodged a complaint in the VB and alleged that he along with others have planted a jungle (plants) under the state government scheme on the Panchayat land in his village Chak Rorawali and the JE Ms Suwarsha was demanding Rs 50, 000 as bribe to put up his case for payment after the measurement of land. The complainant further informed that the deal was struck at Rs 45, 000 to be handed over in two installments to the JE.

The spokesperson informed that after verification of the facts made in the complaint, a VB team caught JE Ms Suwarsha red handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 25, 000 from the complainant as a first installment in the presence of two official witnesses. In this regard a case FIR No. 13 dated 04.08.2022 u/s 7, Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered at VB police station Ferozepur and further investigation is under progress.

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