Chandigarh August 13 :
Aiming to eradicate corruption in the state the Vigilance Bureau Punjab during its ongoing campaign on Saturday arrested Head Constable (HC) Karaj Singh (No 1021/Ferozepur) posted at police station Zira, Ferozepur district taking bribe of Rs 20,000.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the State Vigilance Bureau (VB) said the accused HC Karaj Singh was arrested on the complaint of Karaj Singh from village Dhandian, tehsil Zira.
He further informed that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that a mining case has been registered against his brother at police station Zira and the investigation incharge HC Karaj Singh was demanding Rs 30,000 from him not to arrest his brother in this case but the deal has been struck at Rs 20,000.
After verification of the facts in the complaint and the material evidence, a VB team laid a trap and the HC Karaj Singh was arrested while taking bribe of Rs 20,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.
In this regard a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused police official at VB police station Ferozepur and further investigation is under progress.