IEP Chandigarh February 9
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its anti-corruption campaign on Thursday, arrested an Additional Superintendent Engineer (ASE), Sukhwinder Singh Multani, posted at Jalandhar for taking a bribe of Rs 15 lakh and demanding more money of Rs 20 lakh.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the VB said this case has been registered against the above said PSPCL officer, who was earlier posted as Executive Engineer (Xen) Technical Audit, PSPCL Jalandhar on the complainant of Sharanjeet Singh, store keeper, PSPCL Verka, in Amritsar. In this regard the complainant has lodged an online plaint along with evidence in audio-video format at the Chief Minister’s anti-corruption action line.
Giving details, he added that the complainant has alleged that the above said officer had already taken Rs 15 lakh as a bribe, when he was Xen, to send an inspection report of store inventory in his favour and now demanding Rs 20 lakh more to recommend his reinstatement on the job as the complainant was suspended on the basis of stock verification report. The complainant has recorded the entire conversation as an evidence which has been submitted to the VB to probe into the gratification matter.
The spokesperson informed that the VB has investigated the allegations levelled in the online complaint and registered a corruption case against the above said PSPCL officer after finding him guilty for taking a bribe of Rs 15 lakh in three instalments and demanding Rs 20 lakh more from the complainant.
In this regard a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered against the accused officer at VB police station Amritsar and he has been arrested. Further investigation in this case was under progress, he added.
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