Punjab VB nabs Panchayat Secretary,personal particular person taking bribe of Rs.5000

CHANDIGARH: Aiming to curb the menace of corruption within the state, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Saturday nabbed a Panchayat Secretary and a non-public particular person, who’s husband of village Sarpanch, purple handed accepting bribe of Rs. 5,000.

Disclosing this right here, a spokesperson of the VB mentioned the bureau had launched a campaign on the instructions of chief minister Bhagwant Mann to eradicate the corrupt practices among the many authorities workplaces and public life within the state. On this regard the VB has caught Gurpreet Singh, Panchayat Secretary posted at village Bhag Singh Wala, below BDPO workplace Sadik, Faridkot district and husband of the village Sarpanch Gurpreet Singh for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 5,000 from the complainant Harbans Singh of the identical village.

He added that the complainant has approached the Bureau and alleged that accused Panchayat Secretary and husband of above mentioned village Sarpanch had been demanding bribe of Rs 10,000 to launch third instalment of grant permitted within the title of his mom below the federal government scheme for BPL households to assemble new houses. The complainant additional knowledgeable that each the mentioned accused have requested to pay the cash in two instalments however he did not wish to pay the bribe cash.

After discovering the veracity of information a vigilance staff from Ferozepur unit laid a entice and each the accused had been nabbed purple handed whereas accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 within the presence of two official witnesses.

The spokesperson knowledgeable that on this regard case below FIR No. 10, dated 18-03-2023, below part 7, 7(a) of Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered at Vigilance Bureau Police Station Ferozepur vary. Additional investigation was below progress.

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