Vigilance Bureau nabs Education Department official for Rs 1L graft in Mohali

Vigilance Bureau nabs Education Department official for Rs 1L graft in Mohali

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Mohali, July 21

The Vigilance Bureau arrested Pritpal Singh, Junior Assistant, District Education Officer (Elementary), while taking a bribe of Rs1 lakh at Phase 11 last night.

The action was taken on the complaint of ETT teacher Karamjit Singh, a resident of Phase 11. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the suspect at the Vigilance Police Station.

The suspect was produced in a local court which remanded him in three-day police custody. Sources said the suspect was seeking a bribe to clear the arrears of complainant’s salary. Karamjit Singh had lodged a complaint against him and the suspect was arrested near the victim’s house in Phase 11 in the presence of two witnesses.

In November 2015, Karamajit Singh was arrested under the NDPS Act. He was suspended by the Education Department after his arrest, but in 2019, he was acquitted. Arrears from the suspension period were pending. — TNS

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