IEP Chandigarh February 8
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested one more absconding accused agent Gaurav Arora, resident of Central Town, Jalandhar who colluded with Motor Vehicle Inspector (MVI), Jalandhar Naresh Kaler in the vehicle fitness certificates scam. The VB has confiscated his mobile phone and SIM card which would be sent to data experts to gather more information about this scam.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the VB said the Bureau had conducted a surprise check in the office of MVI, Jalandhar and exposed an organized corruption scam in August 2022 for issuing/receiving fitness certificates without conducting inspections of commercial and private vehicles on a large scale in connivance with private agents.
Giving details he further added that the VB on the basis of sufficient evidence registered a case FIR No 14 dated 23-08-2022 under sections 7, 7A of prevention of corruption act and 420, 120-B of IPC at VB police station Jalandhar. In this case total 13 accused had already been arrested and in the jail which includes Naresh Kaler, Rampal alias Radhe, Mohan Lal alias Kalu, Paramjit Singh Bedi, Surjit Singh, Harvinder Singh, Pankaj Dhingra @ Bholu, Brijpal Singh @ Ricky, Arvind Kumar @ Bindu, Varinder Singh @ Deepu, Sapna, Loveleen Singh Lavi and Rajesh Sahota (All private agents). Further investigation of this case was under progress and the remaining absconding accused would be arrested soon, he added.