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ASI, PSPCL clerk held taking bribe

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Fazilka, June 30

The Fazilka Vigilance Bureau today caught an Assistant Sub-Inspector red-handed while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 5,500.

Raj Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vigilance Bureau, Fazilka, said ASI Gurnam Singh, who was posted in the Excise Department, Guruharsahai, in Ferozepur district, allegedly demanded Rs 7,500 from the complainant, Gurmej Singh, a resident of Rai Uttar, for not registrating a case against him for recovery of illicit liquor from him.

The Excise Department had conducted a raid in the village and recovered a small quantity of liquor from the possession of Gurmej Singh.

The complainant allegedly paid the first installment of Rs 2,000 to the ASI and approached the Fazilka vigilance officials. They laid a trap and caught the ASI red-handed while accepting the remaining amount of Rs 5,500, near the Guruharsahai police station in the presence of witnesses. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered.

In another case, Balwinder Singh, a clerk posted at PSPCL, Jaito, Faridkot, was nabbed while accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000, on the complaint of Baldev Singh of Sada Patti village. The complainant approached the Vigilance Bureau and alleged that the clerk was demanding bribe of Rs 2,000 to help him in shifting his tubewell connection. A vigilance team laid a trap and the accused was arrested on the spot while accepting the bribe in the presence of two official witnesses. A case was registered.

from The Tribune

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