IEP CHANDIGARH JULY 22, 2022
Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has arrested a Lineman-cum-Clerk of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) posted in Murthal, district Sonipat after he had accepted a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a person in lieu of correction in the electricity bill of a residential society.
While sharing the details, the spokesperson of the Bureau informed that the arrested accused employee has been identified as Sumer Singh.
The complainant, a General Secretary of Omaxe Heights in Sonipat approached the UHBVN office in Sonipat with the grievance that the electricity bill of their society is not generated as per the rules, rather it is on higher sides. On this, accused told that society has made a payment of about Rs 70 lakh more towards the electricity bill. To make the correction in the bill, the accused demanded a bribe of Rs 20 lakh. On request, the deal was settled for Rs 18 lakh, out of which Rs 2 lakh was to be given in advance.
The complainant approached the Vigilance Bureau and lodged a complaint against the accused employee following which a team conducted a raid in the presence of the duty magistrate and nabbed the accused official red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000.
A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act had been registered against the accused in Bureau’s police station, Rohtak. A further investigation is underway.