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Punjab VB nabs PSPCL assistant Lineman for taking Rs.15000 bribe

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | March 28, 2024 08:15 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state on Thursday arrested Charanjit Singh, posted as Technical Assistant Line Man (ALM) but working as a Consumer Clerk in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) office Balbehra, in Patiala district and residing at Bilaspur dera, Bazigar Basti, Patiala red handed while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 15, 000.

Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the state VB said the above mentioned accused has been arrested on a complaint lodged by Harinder Singh, a resident of village Dulba in Patiala district.

He further added that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the said accused has demanded Rs 15, 000 to transfer a tubewell power connection owned by his grandfather to his name.

The spokesperson added that after preliminary inquiry a VB team laid a trap in which the accused official has been arrested while he was taking bribe of Rs 15, 000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. In this regard a case under prevention of corruption act has registered against the accused at VB police station Patiala range and further investigation into this case was under progress, he said.

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