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Vigilance nabs lineman taking bribe Rs 10,000 for installation of domestic electricity meter

PUNJABNEWSEXPRESS | August 17, 2022 05:44 PM

CHANDIGARH:Aiming to eradicate corruption in the state the Punjab Vigilance Bureau during its ongoing campaign on Wednesday nabbed Lineman Krishan Kumar, posted in PSPCL sub division Kalyan, Patiala district while taking bribe of Rs 10, 000.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the State Vigilance Bureau (VB) said the accused lineman has been arrested on the complaint of Sukhwinder Singh from Patiala.

He further informed that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that Krishan Kumar had already taken Rs 3, 000 as bribe for installation of domestic electricity meter at his plot on Nabha road Patiala. He added that the accused lineman now demanding Rs 10, 000 more as bribe to further share it with concerned SDO and 2 JEs posted at PSPCL Kalyan.

The spokesperson further informed that after verification of facts in the complaint the VB laid a trap and the accused lineman was arrested accepting bribe Rs 10, 000 as second instalment in the presence of two official witnesses.

In this regard a FIR has been registered against all the above said accused under Prevention of Corruption Act at PS Vigilance Bureau Patiala and further investigation was under progress.

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