PUNJAB:VB NABS SHO KILLIAWALI FOR ACCEPTING BRIBE OF RS 10K
As part of the ongoing anti-corruption campaign launched on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Wednesday arrested a Station House Officer (SHO) of Police Station Killiawali in District Sri Muktsar Sahib while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000. The arrested SHO has been identified as Iqbal Singh.
Divulging details, the official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said that the accused SHO has been arrested on the complaint lodged by Bhim Singh, a resident of village in Sirsa, Haryana.
He said that the complainant Bhim Singh approached the VB, alleging that the accused SHO had demanded Rs 20,000 as a bribe to abolish the false complaint against his son. The deal was settled at Rs 15,000, he said.
The spokesperson said that following the preliminary investigation, the VB Bathinda Unit laid a trap and arrested the accused SHO red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 10000 in the presence of two official witnesses.
In this regard, a case under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused SHO at Bathinda Range Police Station of the Vigilance Bureau and further investigations are on