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Ex-sarpanch, panchayat secretary booked for graft in Gurdaspur

Were involved in embezzlement of over Rs 20 lakh

Ex-sarpanch, panchayat secretary booked for graft in Gurdaspur

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 22

The Vigilance Bureau (VB) has registered a case against ex-sarpanch Satnam Singh and panchayat secretary Sukhdev Singh for embezzling funds of gram panchayat Sathiali in Kahnuwan block, Gurdaspur district.

Satnam has been arrested.

A VB spokesperson said during the probe, it was found that the duo had embezzled Rs 20.08 lakh. The amount was from the grants and funds received from the government between 2013 and 2018 for the development works.

Clerk nabbed for accepting Rs 1K bribe

Chandigarh: The VB on Thursday arrested Manjit Singh, junior assistant, for accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000. He was posted at the Sadar kanungo branch in the DC’s office, Gurdaspur. A VB spokesperson said Manjit Singh had been arrested in a bribery case on the basis of a complaint lodged by Jermanjit Singh on the anti-corruption helpline of the bureau.

The duo had been booked under Section 409 and 120-B of the IPC and Section 13(1)(a) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act at the VB police station, Amritsar.

He further said in a separate case, Jarnail Singh had filed an online complaint and alleged that Baljinder Kumar, kanungo, Khamano tehsil, through Satpal Singh Satta, a private middleman, had demanded bribe of Rs 10,000 for demarcation of a piece of land purchased at Bilaspur village in Fatehgarh Sahib district. He also alleged that the kanungo had already taken Rs 3,000 as bribe from him.

The spokesperson said after the investigation, a case had been registered against the duo under Sections 7

and 7A of the Prevention of Corruption Act at the VB police station, Patiala, and both of them had been arrested. Further investigation is underway.

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