VB arrests Head Constable for taking Rs 1,15,000 bribe

April 9, 2024 - PatialaPolitics

VB arrests Head Constable for taking Rs 1,15,000 bribe

The Punjab Vigilantes Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state on Tuesday has arrested Head Constable (HC) Sukhdev Singh, posted as Moharir Head Constable (Mukh Munshi) at police post Ramgarh, under police station Jamalpur, Commissionerate Ludhiana for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 1,15,000 in two instalments.


Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the state VB said the above mentioned police personnel has been arrested on a complaint lodged by Kapil Oberoi, a resident of Janakpuri, Ludhiana city on the Chief Minister Anti Corruption Action Line.


He informed that during the enquiry of this complaint it was found that accused HC Sukhdev Singh along with other police officials, had taken one scrap dealer Kailash Garg, uncle of complainant to the Police Post Ramgarh and threatened him on the pretext of purchasing stolen scrap material and forcibly obtained bribe money of Rs 1,15,000 in two instalments of Rs 65,000 and 50,000 from his son Deepak Garg and thereafter released said scrap dealer Kailash Garg without taking any legal action against him.


The spokesperson further added that it was also found during the probe that a person namely Sobu, relative of one Rihal, had sold stolen material to above said Kailash Garg and Sobu had received part amount of Rs 2,82,000 from him in respect of this scrap material.


He further revealed that as per verification and recordings available, the said HC Sukhdev Singh had also demanded a bribe money of Rs 5 lakh from Rihal on the pretext of not taking legal action against Sobu, who had obtained Rs 2,82,000 from dealer Kailash Garg by selling stolen scrap.


He added that the allegations of demand and acceptance of bribe money levelled against HC Sukhdev Singh, have been proved and a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered against the accused at police station VB Range Ludhiana.


The role of ASI Barinderjeet Singh, Incharge of Police Post Ramgarh would be examined during further investigation.


Accused HC Sukhdev Singh would be produced in the competent court tomorrow, he said.