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Punjab Vigilance arrests absconding agent in vehicle fitness certificates scam

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- November 30th 2022 06:59 PM
Punjab Vigilance arrests absconding agent in vehicle fitness certificates scam

Punjab Vigilance arrests absconding agent in vehicle fitness certificates scam

Mohali, November 30: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested one more absconding accused agent, identified as Varinder Singh Deepu, a resident of Basti Gujan, Jalandhar, who allegedly colluded with Motor Vehicle Inspector (MVI), Jalandhar, Naresh Kaler in the vehicle fitness certificates scam.

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has confiscated his cellphone and SIM card , which would be sent to data experts to gather more information about this the vehicle fitness certificates scam.


A spokesperson for the Vigilance Bureau said they had conducted a surprise check in the office of Motor Vehicle Inspector, Jalandhar, and exposed an organised corruption for issuing and receiving fitness certificates without conducting inspection of commercial and private vehicles on a large scale allegedly in connivance with private agents.

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He said the Vigilance Bureau, on the basis of sufficient evidence, registered a case No 14 dated 23-08-2022 under Sections 7, 7A of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Sections 420, 120-B of the IPC at Jalandhar VB police station.


A total of 9 persons have already been arrested and in the jail. They are Naresh Kaler; Rampal alias Radhe; Mohan Lal alias Kalu; Paramjit Singh Bedi; Surjit Singh; Harvinder Singh; Pankaj Dhingra @ Bholu; Brijpal Singh @ Ricky and Arvind Kumar @ Bindu (all private agents). 

Further investigation was under progress and the remaining absconding accused would be arrested soon, he added.

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