Vigilance Bureau nabs ASI for taking bribe Rs 15,000

Vigilance Bureau nabs ASI for taking bribe Rs 15,000

Accused already facing corruption case for taking bribe Rs 43,000

Chandigarh March 4 :

          The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state, on Saturday nabbed an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Jagtar Singh, posted in police station, Talwandi Sabo,  Bathinda district for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000. He was earlier booked on an online complaint under prevention of corruption act for taking gratification of Rs 43,000 in 2020.

          Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the VB said the above said police official has been arrested on the complainant of Janak Raj, resident of main bazaar Talwandi Sabo.

          Giving details he added that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the above said police official has demanded Rs 20,000 as a bribe to help him in a police case already got registered by his brother against the opposite party in the police station. The complainant further informed that the said ASI had already taken Rs 5,000 and demanding to pay the remaining money.

          The spokesperson informed that a VB team from Bathinda range has laid a trap and the accused police official has been arrested on the spot while taking a bribe of Rs 15,000 as second instalment 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 ASI at VB police station Bathinda range. Further investigation in this case was under progress.

          He further added that that the above mentioned accused was earlier booked on an online complaint under prevention of corruption act in the year 2020 while posted at police station canal colony Bathinda for taking a bribe of Rs 43,000. This case was still pending in the court of additional district and sessions judge Bathinda.

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