IEP Chandigarh, April 19
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau during its campaign against corruption on Wednesday registered a bribery case against a Patwari Amanpreet Singh posted at revenue Dharour, in Tehsil Sahnewal, district Ludhiana and his private associate Inderjit Singh for accepting and bribe of Rs. 7,000. In this case Inderjit Singh has been nabbed red handed. Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau (VB) said this case has been registered against both the accused on the complaint of Sarbjit Bhatia of village Nandpur, tehsil Sahnewal. He informed that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the above said Patwari and his private associate were demanding Rs. 20,000 for issuing report pertaining to his colony so as to get change of land use certificate and no objection certificate from the department. He further informed that the deal has been struck at Rs 12,000. He had already paid Rs 5,000 to the accused and has been demanding the remaining amount. After verifying his information, a VB team from Ludhiana range laid a trap and the accused associate of Patwari, Inderjit Singh, was arrested on the spot while accepting a bribe of Rs. 7,000 as a second instalment from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. The accused Patwari was not found in his office and would be arrested soon as teams have been dispatched. The spokesperson informed that a case under sections 7 and 7A of Prevention of Corruption Act and section 120-B of IPC has been registered against both the accused at VB, police station Ludhiana range. The arrested accused would be produced in the court tomorrow and further investigation was under progress.