Ex-sarpanch, panchayat secretary booked for graft in Gurdaspur

Ex-sarpanch, panchayat secretary booked for graft in Gurdaspur



Tribune Information Service

Chandigarh, September 22

The Vigilance Bureau (VB) has registered a case towards ex-sarpanch Satnam Singh and panchayat secretary Sukhdev Singh for embezzling funds of gram panchayat Sathiali in Kahnuwan block, Gurdaspur district.

Satnam has been arrested.

A VB spokesperson stated in the course of the probe, it was discovered that the duo had embezzled Rs 20.08 lakh. The quantity was from the grants and funds obtained from the federal government between 2013 and 2018 for the event works.

Clerk nabbed for accepting Rs 1K bribe

Chandigarh: The VB on Thursday arrested Manjit Singh, junior assistant, for accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000. He was posted on the Sadar kanungo department within the DC’s workplace, Gurdaspur. A VB spokesperson stated Manjit Singh had been arrested in a bribery case on the idea of a grievance lodged by Jermanjit Singh on the anti-corruption helpline of the bureau.

The duo had been booked below Part 409 and 120-B of the IPC and Part 13(1)(a) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act on the VB police station, Amritsar.

He additional stated in a separate case, Jarnail Singh had filed a web-based grievance and alleged that Baljinder Kumar, kanungo, Khamano tehsil, by means of Satpal Singh Satta, a personal intermediary, had demanded bribe of Rs 10,000 for demarcation of a chunk of land bought at Bilaspur village in Fatehgarh Sahib district. He additionally alleged that the kanungo had already taken Rs 3,000 as bribe from him.

The spokesperson stated after the investigation, a case had been registered towards the duo below Sections 7

and 7A of the Prevention of Corruption Act on the VB police station, Patiala, and each of them had been arrested. Additional investigation is underway.


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