Vigilance Bureau arrests three personal individuals for extortion of Rs 1,50,000 from govt official


CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) throughout its ongoing marketing campaign in opposition to corruption within the state, has arrested three personal individuals accused for blackmailing a authorities official with the motive to extort cash amounting to Rs 1,50,000.

Disclosing this right here at this time a spokesperson of the state VB mentioned the accused specifically a property agent Umardeen, Saleem and a reporter of personal channel Rupinder Kumar @ Dimple, all residents of Nabha, Patiala district have been arrested from Nabha on the criticism of registry clerk, Nabha tehsil, Rupinder Singh, a resident of Patiala.

Giving particulars he knowledgeable that the above mentioned complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the accused Umardeen and his accomplices have been blackmailing him and demanding cash Rs 5,00,000 from him in lieu of not complaining to the VB and making the video viral for accepting a bribe of Rs 500. The complainant clarified that he had not acquired any graft through the registry during which Umardeen was witness however was taking again Rs 500 in lieu of change of notes handed over to an individual. In the meantime, the accused shoot a video together with his cellular with the intent to extort cash from him. The complainant additional alleged that the above mentioned accused Umardeen has already taken Rs 50,000 from him as a primary instalment and the deal was struck at Rs. 2,50,000.

After probing the criticism, a VB group from the flying squad Punjab laid a entice and accused Umardeen was arrested purple handed whereas accepting extortion cash Rs 1,50,000 from the complainant as a second instalment within the presence of two official witnesses. The VB group has additionally recovered Rs 40,000 from him out of Rs 50,000 which he had taken earlier from the complainant as a primary instalment. Subsequently different co-accused on this case specifically Saleem and Rupinder Kumar @ Dimple have additionally been arrested from Nabha.

He additional knowledgeable {that a} case FIR No. 02 dated 08-01-2023 beneath sections 419, 420, 384, 120-B of IPC and part 8 of Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered at VB police station, flying squad-1, Punjab at SAS Nagar. Additional investigation on this case was beneath progress.



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