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Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrests PSPCL official for taking bribe of Rs 20,000

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Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrests PSPCL official for taking bribe of Rs 20,000
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Chandigarh, February 7: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Tuesday arrested junior engineer, PSPCL, Bakshish Singh, for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 20,000.

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A spokesperson for the Punjab Vigilance Bureau said accused JE Bakshish Singh, posted at PSPCL sub-station Guru Harsahai, Ferozepur district, had been arrested on the complaint of Dalip Singh of Kuti village and Pawan Kumar of Guru Harsahai, Ferozepur district. 

The spokesperson said the complainants approached the VB and alleged that the JE had taken a bribe of Rs 20,000 in four instalments in lieu of installation of electricity meter and transformer at his flour mill in Mothan Wala village, in Ferozepur.

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The complainant also recorded the entire conversation and made video clips while handing over bribes at different times to the accused official.

The spokesperson said after verifying this complaint, the VB registered a corruption case against the accused official after finding him guilty for taking a bribe of Rs 20,000 from the complainant.

He said a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act had been registered against the accused at the VB police station, Ferozepur, and further investigation was under progress.

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