Punjab

PUNJAB VIGILANCE NABS 18 OFFICIALS IN BRIBERY CASES DURING APRIL, 5 PUBLIC SERVANTS CONVICTED BY SPECIAL COURTS

May 23, 2018 06:05 PM

Chandigarh (JS Kaler)

State Vigilance Bureau, during its ongoing campaign against corruption, has been able to nab 18 officials red handed accepting bribes in 11 different trap cases during the month of April, which includes 6 police personnel, 4 employees of revenue department and 8 belonging to other departments.

Disclosing this an official spokesperson of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau said the Bureau had submitted challans pertaining to 8 vigilance cases in various special courts in the last month. Apart from this, twelve vigilance enquires have also been registered to thoroughly probe the corruption cases against public servants. In addition to this three criminal cases have also been registered after through probe.

Giving more details, he informed that special courts have decided three bribery cases filed and contested by the Bureau during last month. Bhim Singh Junior Assistant, Parwinderjeet Singh Clerk and Banti Kumar Numbardar of village Sunet, Ludhiana were convicted and sentenced with 3 years imprisonment each by the Additional Sessions Judge Ludhiana. Surjeet Singh salesman Silkeana multipurpose cooperative agriculture society Phillaur, Jalandhar was sentenced with 3 years imprisonment and fine of Rs. 10,000 by the Additional Sessions Judge Jalandhar.

Similarly Vinod Kumar, store keeper, posted at civil surgeon Ludhiana was imprisoned for 5 years jail with fine of Rs. 50,000 by the Additional Sessions Judge Ludhiana.

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