Vigilance Bureau Apprehends Maur DSP Accepting INR 30,000 Bribe
ACCUSED POLICE OFFICER DEMANDED RS 50,000 TO GIVE CLEAN CHIT IN A CAS
ALSO RECOVERS RS. 1 LAKH FROM THE POSSESSION OF READER OF THE DSP
Chandigarh, August 25:
Amid ongoing anti-corruption drive in the state, Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Friday nabbed a DSP, Baljeet Singh Brar, posted at Maur in Bathinda district while accepting a bribe of Rs. 30,000. Meanwhile, the VB also recovered an amount of Rs. 1 lakh from the possession of Reader, Manpreet Singh (Head Constable), of the accused DSP. A separate investigation is being conducted regarding this amount as it could also be a bribe money.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the VB said that the accused police officer has been arrested on the complaint of Ravinder Singh resident of Maur Mandi.
He said that Ravinder Singh in his complaint stated that a complaint had been lodged against his son at Police Station Balianwali. He submitted an application at SSP office, Bathinda to prove his son’s innocence and inquiry was marked to DSP Baljeet Singh Brar. The complainant alleged that he had also produced a video regarding his son’s innocence but the accused DSP demanded Rs. 50,000 as a bribe to give clean chit to his son.
After preliminary investigation of the complaint, a team of VB laid a trap and arrested the DSP Baljeet Singh Brar while accepting Rs. 30,000 as a first installment of the bribe from the complainant in the presence of official witnesses. In this regard, an FIR has been registered against the DSP at Police Station VB, Bathinda Range, he added.