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Punjab VB arrests Assistant Treasury officer for accepting bribe to pass pension case

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | March 21, 2024 10:45 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state, on Thursday has apprehended Munish Kumar, Assistant Treasury Officer (ATO), Amritsar for accepting bribe to clear a pension case.

Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the state VB said the above mentioned accused has been arrested on the complaint lodged by Naresh Dogra, a resident of Bazar Narsingh, Amritsar.

He further informed that the complaint has approached the VB and alleged that the said accused has been demanding a bribe of Rs 20, 000 for passing his pension case. He further added that after preliminary investigation of this complaint a trap was laid by a VB team and the accused was caught red handed accepting Rs 10, 000 as a bribe.

He added that in this regard a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered at VB police station Amritsar range. The accused would be produced in the competent court tomorrow and further investigation into this case was under progress, he said.

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