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Punjab VB nabs Food and Civil Supplies Inspector Amandeep Gupta for seeking Rs.90,000 cr bribe

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | February 27, 2024 06:38 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state on Tuesday apprehended Amandeep Gupta, Inspector, Food & Civil Supplies Department, Punjab for demanding a bribe of Rs 90, 000.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the state VB said the above mentioned accused has been arrested following a complaint lodged by Jarnail Singh, a resident of Diamond Tower, Kharar, SAS Nagar district on the Chief Minister Anti Corruption Action Line.

He further informed that the complainant has alleged in his complaint that the said accused has been demanding a bribe of Rs. 90, 000 in lieu of renewal of licence and change of ownership of the brickkiln purchased by him. The complainant further added that earlier Chaman Gupta, the then Inspector, Food & Civil Supplies, Rupnagar had taken Rs. 30000 from him and his brother Harjit Singh for the same work but he had been transferred to district SBS Nagar.

The spokesperson informed that during investigation of this complaint the VB has found the allegations made in the complaint as true and correct.

In this regard, a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered at police station VB Ludhiana range and the accused has been registered. He would be produced in the competent court tomorrow and further investigation into this case was under progress.

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