Punjab

Vigilance nabs PSPCL JE for taking bribe

Punjab Tribune Bureau | August 14, 2019 07:19 PM

CHANDIGARH:  State Vigilance Bureau today nabbed Junior Engineer (JE) of PSPCL red handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 17,000.

Disclosing this an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said Ram Singh JE posted at PSPCL Sub-division East Tank, near Mohindra College, Patiala has been nabbed red handed on the complaint of Devinder Singh, resident of Feelkhana Road, Patiala.

The complaint has approached the VB and alleged that the above said JE was demanding Rs.30,000 for non-disclosing excess load at his shop and withholding this report to the PSPCL and the deal was struck at Rs. 25000. He further informed that he had already paid Rs. 8,000 as a first installment.

After verifying his information, a Vigilance team laid a trap and the accused JE arrested on the spot while accepting bribe of Rs. 17,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.

He informed that a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused at VB police station Patiala and further investigation was under progress.

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