Punjab VB nabs MC building inspector, clerk for taking bribe of Rs 6,000
Chandigarh/Ludhiana, April 18: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested MC building inspector Vishal Rampal and clerk Gurvinder Singh Guri for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 6,000 in two instalments. Both of them are posted at the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation.
Vishal Rampal has been now been transferred to Amritsar MC.
A spokesperson for the Punjab VB on Tuesday said a case had been registered against MC building inspector Vishal Rampal and clerk Gurvinder Singh Guri after investigation of an online complaint lodged at the Chief Minister's anti-corruption action line.
Complainant Jugal Kishore, a resident of Haibowal, Ludhiana, had alleged that both officials had taken Rs 6,000 as a bribe in two instalments in lieu of issuing an NOC of his property. The complainant alleged that the accused had demanded Rs 15,000 for the same, but the deal was settled at Rs 6,000. The complainant also recorded the conversation on his cellphone.
The spokesperson added that the VB unit of Ludhiana range investigated the allegations levelled in the complaint and registered a corruption case at the VB police station, Ludhiana, against the duo after finding them guilty for demanding and accepting bribe.
Both accused have been arrested and would be produced in the competent court on Wednesday.
- PTC NEWS