Tribune News Service
Amritsar, December 2
The Vigilance Bureau nabbed Sanitary Inspector Harjinder Singh posted in the health wing of the Municipal Corporation, Amritsar, while accepting a bribe of Rs5,000 from a local resident here on Wednesday. Vishal Gill, Class IV Employee of the MC was also booked and is yet to be arrested.
Complainant Rinku Kumar said he was working as a safai sewak (sweeper) in Ward No. 49 of the MC and previously was posted in Ward No.70. He alleged that Harjinder Singh transferred him from Ward No.70 to Ward No. 49, due to the non-payment of monthly bribe of Rs1,000.
Kumar further alleged that Class IV Employee Vishal Gill of the MC collects monthly bribe worth Rs1,000 to Rs3,000 from fellow safai sewaks on behalf of Sanitary Inspector Harjinder Singh.
Kumar alleged that he had requested the Sanitary Inspector to transfer him from Ward No.49 to Ward No.70, upon which Harjinder Singh told him that he would be transferred, after which he demanded a bribe amount of Rs10,000 from him and further asked him to pay a bribe of Rs1,000 per month. Thereupon, the complainant insisted that he was a poor man and cannot pay a bribe of Rs10,000, in lieu of his transfer.
On his persistent requests, Harjinder Singh agreed to accept Rs5,000. Rinku made a false promise with the Sanitary Inspector and reported the matter to the Vigilance Bureau Range Amritsar. Harpreet Singh, DSP VB Range, Amritsar, arrested Sanitary Inspector Harjinder Singh posted in the Health Department of the Municipal Corporation, Amritsar, red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs5,000 from complainant Rinku Kumar, in presence of shadow witnesses Bikramjeet Singh, BDPO, Verka, District Amritsar Amandeep Sharma, BDPO Lopoke, District Amritsar. The VB also recovered Rs5,000 bribe money.
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