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Punjab Vigilance Bureau nabs ASI for accepting Rs 4,500 bribe

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | April 18, 2024 09:04 PM

Accused previously received Rs 20, 500 to submit chargesheet in court
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), during its on-going campaign against corruption in the state, on Wednesday, has apprehended Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Gurpreet Singh, posted at Police Station Jodhewal, Commissionerate Ludhiana red handed while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 4, 500.

Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the state VB said the above mentioned accused has been arrested on the basis of a complaint lodged by Vijay Kumar, a resident of Kakowal road, Ludhiana city.

He further informed that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the said ASI has demanded a bribe of Rs 4, 500 for submitting a chargesheet in a police case registered by him. He further added that the said accused had already taken Rs 20, 500 as a bribe in instalments and demanding the remaining money of Rs 4, 500.

The spokesperson informed that after a preliminary inquiry the VB team laid a trap during which the said accused was caught red handed accepting a bribe of Rs 4, 500 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.

He added that in this regard a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered at against the police personnel at VB police station Ludhiana 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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