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Vigilance Bureau arrests cop for taking Rs 2.70 lakh bribe

Vigilance Bureau arrests cop  for taking Rs 2.70 lakh bribe

The suspect in custody of the Vigilance Bureau in Ludhiana.



Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 8

The Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Monday arrested Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Charanjit Singh, posted at the Division No. 5 police station, for demanding and accepting a bribe of

Rs 2,70,000. The ASI surrendered before the Bureau after registration of a corruption case against him.

Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the state VB said a case had been registered against the said police personnel based on a complaint lodged by Kamaljit Ahuja, owner of Hotel Taj, in Jawahar Nagar Camp, near bus stand, at the Chief Minister’s Anti-corruption Action Line.

He said the hotel owner had alleged in his online complaint that the said ASI had obtained illegal gratification under threat from him for adding Sections 307, 379-B of the IPC against his family members in a case already registered at the Division No. 5 police station against them and was demanding more bribe from him.

The spokesperson said during verification, the allegations levelled in the complaint were found correct as the same were also supported by oral evidence as well as recording of conversation that had taken place between the complainant and suspect ASI Charanjit Singh.

He further said as per inquiry, prima facie, it was proved that bribe money of Rs 2,70,000 was taken by the ASI on behalf of the SHO of the Division No. 5 police station. The ASI had also demanded Rs 2 lakh bribe per month for allowing the complainant to run his hotel.

The spokesperson said on the basis of the investigation report, a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against the ASI at the VB police station, Ludhiana range. He said the role of the SHO concerned and other officials would also be examined during the investigation.

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