Chandigarh, 5 February: State Vigilance Bureau, during its ongoing campaign against corruption, today nabbed an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) red handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 20,000 and booked another ASI along with a property dealer.
Disclosing this, an official spokesperson of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau said ASI Satpal posted at Police Division-1, Jalandhar city has been arrested in bribery case. In this case ASI Surinder Kumar posted at Control Room Jalandhar and a property dealer Lakhwinder Singh has also been booked who were working as middlemen on the complaint of Sumit Wadwa of Maqsudan, Jalandhar.
He added that the complainant has informed the Bureau that the above said ASI was demanding bribe of Rs. 2,50,000 for amicable settlement with another party which want to dispossess him from his purchased house. The complainant has also told that he had already paid Rs. two lakh to the middlemen ASI Surinder Kumar and Lakhwinder Singh as a bribe in two instalments to settle the case. He alleged that the accused was demanding Rs. 20,000 more to settle this complaint case.
After verifying the information a vigilance team laid a trap and the accused Satpal was nabbed while accepting bribe of Rs. 20,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.
He informed that a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against all the accused at VB police station Jalandhar and further investigation was under progress.