The Ludhiana unit of Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Friday arrested a man for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh in the name of police officials, in lieu of settling a vigilance case.
A spokesperson of the bureau said that a .32 bore revolver, a car, and two mobile phones were recovered from the possession of the man.
The spokesperson said that the arrested man was identified as Sukhjinder Singh of Chak Roriwala (Tambuwala) of Jalalabad sub-division in Fazilka district. He was arrested on the complaint of one Sandeep Singh.
Vigilance said that Sukhjinder Singh was a complainant in a bribery case in which an FIR was registered on August 4 this year under Section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act at Vigilance Police Station in Ferozepur. The case was registered against Swaran Rani, junior engineer, MNREGA, Fazilka. She was nabbed while accepting a bribe of Rs 25000.
The spokesperson further said that Sandeep Singh approached the bureau and alleged that Sukhjinder Singh was demanding Rs 15 lakh from him as a bribe in the name of police officials to settle the above case. The del was later finalised at Rs 11 lakh. Sandeep Singh is the brother of arrested accused Swaran Rani.
The spokesperson further added that after verification of facts and collection of material evidence, a team from vigilance bureau’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW), Ludhiana, arrested Sukhjinder Singh. An FIR under the section 7-A of Prevention of Corruption Act was registered at VB’s EOW police station, Ludhiana.