IEP CHANDIGARH AUGUST 29, 2022
Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has arrested a lineman of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs.6500 in lieu of installation of a new electricity meter.
While giving information here today, a spokesperson of the Bureau said that the arrested lineman in the bribery case has been identified as Attar Singh, who is posted in Sonipat district. The accused lineman has been arrested on the complaint of Rajesh, a resident of village Bhadana in Sonipat.
When the accused demanded money in lieu of installation of a meter, the complainant in his complaint addressed to the bureau informed that he works as a labourer and deposited the prescribed fee online for the installation of an electricity meter in his house located in Housing Board, Sector 23, Sonepat. Despite this, the lineman asked for Rs 7000 to get the electricity meter installed. Later the deal was settled at Rs 6500.
The spokesman said that after verifying the facts, a raid was conducted and accused lineman was caught red handed while taking a bribe of Rs 6500.
A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused and further investigation is being done.