Patiala: JE caught red-handed accepting Rs 50,000 as bribe

Patiala: JE caught red-handed accepting Rs 50,000 as bribe

Tribune Information Service

Patiala/Chandigarh, November 15

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Tuesday nabbed a Junior Engineer (JE), Panchayati Raj, purple handed whereas accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000.

Disclosing this in Chandigarh at the moment, a VB spokesperson stated accused JE Balbir Kumar has been arrested on the grievance of sarpanch Apar Singh of Julkan village in Patiala district.

Giving particulars, he knowledgeable that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the JE was demanding a bribe of Rs 50,000 for issuing a utilisation certificates to him for the event works accomplished by the gram panchayat.

The spokesperson additional knowledgeable that after verifying this grievance, a VB crew from Patiala Unit laid a lure and the accused official of the Panchayats and Rural Improvement Division was caught red-handed whereas taking bribe cash of Rs 50,000 within the presence of two official witnesses.

He knowledgeable {that a} case beneath Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered in opposition to the accused JE at VB police station, Patiala, and additional investigation was beneath progress.

#Punjab Vigilance Bureau

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