Mining officer among 3 held for taking bribe

Mining officer among 3 held for taking bribe

The Vigilance Bureau arrested Ropar mining officer Simarpreet Kaur Dhillon, mining guard Pal Singh and clerk Aman while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 25,000 from the owner of a crusher at Anandpur Sahib today. - File photo

Mohali, May 3

The Vigilance Bureau arrested Ropar mining officer Simarpreet Kaur Dhillon, mining guard Pal Singh and clerk Aman while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 25,000 from the owner of a crusher at Anandpur Sahib today.

The trio was caught while taking the bribe at Dhillon’s office in Phase 7 this afternoon. Dhillon holds the additional charge of crushers in Mohali. A case has been registered at the Vigilance Bureau police station in Mohali. Sources said the Vigilance Bureau also visited the house of Dhillon in Sector 51.

Mohali Vigilance Bureau DSP Ajay Kumar said: “We had information that the suspects used to take bribes from illegal crusher owners at Anandpur Sahib on a monthly basis. On a complaint of Baljinder Singh, a crusher owner at Agampur village in Anandpur Sahib, a raid was conducted and the suspects were caught red-handed.”

The police said the mining officer, with the help of two employees, used to charge Rs25,000 to Rs50,000 from small and big crusher owners for letting them operate. The trio will be produced in a Mohali court on Tuesday. — TNS

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