Punjab vigilance arrests official for taking bribe of Rs. Three Lakh
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau today arrested Senior Intelligence Assistant of Intelligence wing of Punjab Police presently posted at CID Unit, Ludhiana for taking bribe of Rs. 3,00,000 for stalling the Vigilance enquiry.
Disclosing this here today, DGP-cum-Chief Director Vigilance Bureau B.K.Uppal said that Senior Intelligence Assistant Satpal, posted at Intelligence Wing, Jalandhar (No. 2736/INT) has been arrested by the Vigilance team for accepting bribe of Rs.3,00,000 from the partners of J.S.K. Logistics after the arrest of Kailash Chand Sharma for stalling the vigilance enquiry.
Giving details of this case he further informed that three partners are running the J.S.K. Logistics company at Jalandhar. Vigilance team raided the J.S.K. Logistics for arresting the Kailash Chand Sharma in some case. In this case, Senior Intelligence Assistant Satpal has very smartly pretended to be a Vigilance official and having links with senior officers of VB has demanded Rs. 3,00,000 from the other partner Sandeep Sharma of J.S.K. Logistics for helping and stalling this vigilance enquiry.
He further revealed that fearing from the VB enquiry, partner of J.S.K. Logistics has given Rs. 3,00,000 as bribe to Senior Intelligence Assistant Satpal in the presence of his worker Rajender Luthara at the gate of transport Nagar, Jalandhar. He added that the accused Senior Intelligence Assistant was known to this enquiry and needed to carry out further investigation of this case. Taking the advantage, Satpal has accepted Rs. 3,00,000 in the presence of witness Rajender Luthara. In this way, Senior Intelligence Assistant Satpal misused his official position and falsely pretended as VB official which has been established.
He informed that a case under Prevention of Corruption Act, and Section 419 of IPC has been registered against the accused Intelligence Assistant at VB Police station, Jalandhar and further investigation was under progress.