Punjab VB arrests ASI for taking bribe of Rs 25000

Punjab VB arrests ASI for taking bribe of Rs 25000

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Chandigarh, Aug 2 : The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Friday arrested an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) posted at Police Post Jejo, Police Station Chabewal, Hoshiarpur red-handed, while accepting bribe of Rs 25000.

Disclosing this here, an official Spokesperson of the VB said ASI Jagdish Lal was nabbed red-handed on the complaint of Dharm Singh of Lehra Dhurkot, Bathinda district.

The complainant had approached the VB, saying that he has a transport company and the accused ASI was demanding Rs 1000 per vehicle for crossing the district and the deal was struck at Rs 500 per vehicle. He further informed that he had already paid Rs 3000 to the accused ASI.

After verifying the information, the VB laid a trap and the accused ASI was arrested on the spot, while taking bribe of Rs 25000 from the complainant, in the presence of two official witnesses.

He informed that a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused ASI and further investigation was under progress.