VB nabs Police Sub Inspector for taking Rs 15,000 bribe

February 6, 2024 - PatialaPolitics

VB nabs Police Sub Inspector for taking Rs 15,000 bribe

Aiming to curb the menace of corruption in the state, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Tuesday, arrested Sub Inspector (SI) of Police Manjinder Singh, posted at CIA Barnala while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 15000.


Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the state VB said the above mentioned police official has been arrested on a complaint lodged by Simrandip Singh, a car dealer from Barnala city.


He further added that the complainant has approached the VB and informed that he was having a financial dispute with one Dharmpal of Moga city regarding sale of a Scorpio vehicle and SI Manjinder Singh has been pressurising him to strike a compromise with other party. The complainant alleged that the said police personnel was demanding Rs 15,000 as a bribe from him otherwise FIR would be lodged against him in case if he failed to execute compromise.


The spokesperson added that after preliminary investigation of this complaint, a VB team from Patiala range laid a trap and caught the said SI red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 15000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. In this regard a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered against the said accused police personnel at VB police station Patiala range and further investigation was under progress.