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Punjab VB registers corruption case against retired SMO for taking bribe Rs 1,15,000, arrested

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | December 01, 2022 09:41 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its anti-corruption campaign on Thursday, has registered a corruption case against a senior medical officer (SMO), Dr Satnam Singh, who was posted at civil hospital Majitha for demanding a bribe of Rs 1, 15, 000.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the VB said the accused SMO, resident of Friends Avenue, Amritsar, has been arrested after investigation of an online complaint lodged at the Chief Minister's anti-corruption helpline.

Giving details he added that the complainant Malkiat Singh resident of village Athwal, Amritsar district informed that the above said SMO has demanded and accepted Rs 1, 15, 000 as a bribe for issuing him a medico legal report regarding a police case.

The spokesperson added that the VB has investigated the allegations levelled in complaint and registered a corruption case against the above mentioned SMO after finding him guilty for demanding and accepting a bribe money. In this regard the VB has registered a case under Prevention of Corruption Act at VB police station Amritsar. Further investigation in this case was under progress, he added.

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