VB NABS CLERK POSTED AT SDM OFFICE MALERKOTLA FOR SAFEKEEPING RS 5 LAKH BRIBE AMOUNT
• DEVELOPMENT CAME AFTER ARREST OF KANOONGO VIJAYPAL SINGH, WHO ACCEPTED BRIBE IN LIEU OF FAMILY PARTITION AND PROVIDING COMPENSATION OF LAND
Chandigarh, June 27:
After the arrest of Kanoongo Vijaypal Singh for accepting bribe of Rs 5 lakh, the Economic Offences Wing (EoW) of Vigilance Bureau (VB), Ludhiana on Tuesday has nabbed a clerk posted at SDM Malerkotla office identified as Rohit Sharma alias Rohit Kumar for safekeeping of the amount after taking from the former.
Notably, EoW of VB had arrested Kanoongo Vijaypal for accepting bribe of Rs 5 lakh in two instalments from complainant Karamjit Singh resident of village Bhaini Kalan in lieu of getting family partition (Khangi Takseem) of his land done and provide compensation of the land acquired for a road.
Divulging more details, an official spokesperson of the VB said that following the investigations into this case the VB has found the involvement of Clerk Rohit Sharma, who is posted as a reader with SDM Malerkotla for receiving the amount from accused Kanoongo for its safekeeping.
He said that the accused clerk has been arrested and further investigations are on.
Meanwhile, the case FIR no. 2 dated 23-02-2023 had already been registered under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act at Police Station Economic Offences Wing, Vigilance Bureau, Ludhiana.