Peon arrested for demanding,accepting Rs one lac bribe; Vigilance registers bribery case on online complaint
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau during its ongoing campaign against corruption on Wednesday registered a bribery case against a peon Gurdhir Singh posted at Tehsil office-2, Amritsar for demanding and accepting bribe Rs 1,00,000.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau (VB) said Gurdhir Singh was booked on the basis of an online complaint lodged by complainant Jaibir Singh resident of village Kakka Kandiala, Tarntaran district. He has complained to the VB that the above said official has demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs 1,00,000 to help his mother-in-law for furnishing NOC to execute registry of a plot.
The spokesperson further informed that after verification of the facts and the material evidence, it has come to light that the accused has received this bribe amount and returned to the complainant after he failed to provide the same. In this regard a case under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused peon at VB police station, Amritsar and further investigation is under progress. The accused has served with a notice to appear before the VB within three days in this regard.