Punjab

PUNJAB VIGILANCE NABBED SDO, PATWARI, AGENTS IN BRIBDERY CASES

October 19, 2018 08:34 AM

Chandigarh (JS Kaler)

State Vigilance Bureau on Thursday nabbed a revenue Patwari, and two private person red handed in two different bribery cases beside SDO of Pollution Board of Faridkot district  with middleman.

Disclosing this here a spokesman of Vigilance Bureau Punjab said Satnam Singh, Patwari, posted at revenue halqua Dudansadan in Fatehgarh Sahib district and his agent Avtar Singh (a private person) were caught red handed on the complaint of Sukhwinder Bharti of village Shekhpura in Patiala district. 

Giving details he said the complainant approached the VB and alleged that the above named accused were demanding bribe of Rs. 15000 from him for mutation of his land. After verifying his complaint the VB team laid a trap and the both the accused were caught red handed and tainted money amounting to Rs. 14000 was recovered from them in the presence of two official witnesses.

In another bribery case an agent of Naib Tehsildar’s reader was caught red handed for accepting bribe.

The spokesperson said an agent Naamdev (private person) who was working as agent of reader Varinder Singh in the office of Naib Tehsildar, Talwara, Hoshiarpur was caught red handed on the complaint of Rajesh Kumar of village Rajwal in Hoshiarpur district.   He said that the complaint approached the VB and alleged that the above named accused was demanding bribe of Rs. 2000 to help him in land dispute case.   After verifying his complaint the VB team laid a trap and the accused were caught red handed and tainted money amounting to Rs. 1000 was recovered from  him in the presence of two official witnesses.

He informed that a case under Prevention of Corruption Act have been registered against the above mentioned accused at VB police stations Patiala and Jalandhar respectively and further investigation was under progress. In another case Vigilance  arrested SDO Punjab Pollution Control Board and his middleman for accepting bribes from rice shellers and schools to furnish NOCs. Vigilance bureau Punjab said SDO Atul Kaushal posted at Faridkot was demanding and accepting bribes amounting to Rs.25,000 to 30,000 from rice shellers and schools to issue NOCs.  He alleged that SDO was demanding bribes through a private person named Jarnail Singh of Faridkot city.

The spokesperson added that the accused SDO was indulging in corruption on the basis of which vigilance has arrested both the accused and registered a case under various sections of prevention of corruption act at VB police station Bathinda and further investigations were under progress.

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