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Vigilance bureau nabs panchayat secretary taking bribe of Rs 10,000

PUNJABNEWSEXPRESS | July 01, 2022 08:37 PM

CHANDIGARH: Aiming to curb the menace of corruption from the society Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Friday nabbed Anil Kumar Panchayat Secretary, posted at Block Talwara, Hoshiarpur district red handed accepting bribe of Rs. 10, 000.

Disclosing this here, a spokesperson of the state Vigilance Bureau said the bureau had launched a crusade on the directions of chief minister Bhagwant Mann to eradicate the corrupt practices among the government offices and public life in the state. In this regard the VB has caught Anil Kumar, Panchayat Secretary posted at village Changrwan, under BDPO office Talwara, Hoshiarpur district for demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant Sushma Devi, Sarpanch of village Changrwan, block Talwara.

He added that the complainant has approached the Bureau and alleged that accused Panchayat Secretary Anil Kumar was demanding bribe in the name of audit of gram panchayat funds which was already settled by an audit team and threatening that auditors may give adverse report against the utilisation of funds pertaining to the panchayat.

 After finding the veracity of facts a vigilance team laid a trap and the accused was nabbed red handed in the presence of two government officials as witnesses. The tainted money was recovered from him, he added.

 The spokesperson informed that in this regard vigilance case under FIR No. 10, dated 01-07-2022, u/s 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act at Vigilance Bureau Police Station Jalandhar has been registered and further investigation was under progress.

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