Vigilance nabs ASI for taking bribe Rs.15,000

Chandigarh, October 21: Punjab Vigilance Bureau today nabbed an ASI Santa Singh posted at Sadar Police Station, Nakodar, Jalandhar district red handed accepting bribe of Rs 15,000.

Disclosing this here an official spokesperson of the State Vigilance Bureau said accused Assistant Sub-Inspector was arrested on the complaint of Kuljit Singh employee of a gas agency at Nakodar. The complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the above mentioned accused police official was demanding bribe of Rs. 20,000 in lieu of not to involve him in a police case. He further said that he had already paid Rs. 5,000 as a first installment to the accused ASI.

After verifying his information, a vigilance team from Jalandhar laid a trap and the accused ASI was arrested on the spot while taking bribe of Rs. 15,000 as 2nd installment from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.

He informed that a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered against him at VB police station, Jalandhar and further investigation is under progress.

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