IEP Chandigarh, August 29
Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Tuesday arrested a Lecturer, Umesh Kumar Munjal, posted at Government Senior Secondary School, Lalru in SAS Nagar district, for taking a bribe of Rs 1.16 lakh from P. Ranjan resident of Nanak Nagri Abohar (Fazilka).
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of VB said that P. Ranjan lodged a complaint that his wife Priya Miglani, who is a government teacher, was posted at Government Senior Secondary School, Kussowal in Ferozepur district. This school is around 180KMs away from their residence. Umesh Kumar contacted him to get his wife transferred near home. He (the Complainant) met him at Sri Muktsar Sahib on 26-10-2021 and the Lecturer demanded Rs 2 lakh for the same. The accused Lecturer had taken Rs 1.16 lakh as a bribe from the complainant on different dates and then started demanding the remaining amount of the bribe but the transfer was not done as the complainant did not pay the remaining amount of the bribe to the accused.
The complainant said that Punjab Education Department had opened the portal for online transfers on 10-06-2022 and on the application, Priya Miglani was transferred to Government Senior Secondary School, Bhitiwala in tehsil Malout of Sri Muktsar Sahib district and she joined the duty on new posting on 16-06-2022. But the accused was harassing them by demanding the remaining amount of bribe.
The spokesperson said that a team of VB unit Fazilka has arrested the Lecturer Umesh Kumar Munjal today after registering an FIR no. 21 dated 29-08-2023 under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act against him at Police Station VB, Ferozepur Range.