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Vigilance Bureau arrests ASI in corruption case for taking bribe Rs 5,000

Written by  Dinkle Popli -- December 22nd 2022 07:50 PM
Vigilance Bureau arrests ASI in corruption case for taking bribe Rs 5,000

Vigilance Bureau arrests ASI in corruption case for taking bribe Rs 5,000

Chandigarh December 22 : The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during an anti-corruption campaign on Thursday, arrested an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI), Harpreet Singh, posted at police station Kotkapura city, district Faridkot for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the VB said the above mentioned accused ASI has been arrested red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 3000 from complaint Munish Pathak, from Kotkapura.


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Giving details he added that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the above said police official has demanded Rs 5,000 as a bribe to get mutual agreement with a complainant who has lodged a complaint against him at the police station. He further alleged that the accused police official had already taken Rs 2,000 as a first instalment and was asking more money in this regard. The complainant has recorded the conversation as a proof and lodged an online complaint at the Chief Minister's anti-corruption helpline.

The spokesperson added that the VB has investigated the allegations levelled in the complaint and laid a trap. The accused police official was nabbed red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 as a second instalment in the presence of two official witnesses. In this regard a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered against the above mentioned police official at VB police station Ferozepur. Further investigation in this case was under progress.

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