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Two police officers and a civilian were arrested by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau for taking Rs 1 lakh as a bribe.

Lalit Sharma

Chandigarh,UPDATED: Nov 15, 2022 12:05 AM IST

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A case was registered against all defendants under Sections 7, 7-A of the Prevention of Corruption Act. (Representative Image: PTI)

By Lalit Sharma: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) arrested two police officers and a civilian for taking bribes of Rs 1 lakh. According to the Vigilance Bureau spokesman, the department arrested a Sub-Inspector of Police (PSI) Bisman Singh, who was previously posted as SHO at Sadar Police Station in Jalandhar, an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Resham Singh posted to CIA and a regular man in a bribery case.

The suspects have been arrested on the charges of one Harjinder Kumar, a resident of Rampur Thoda village in Rupnagar district.

The complainant had approached the Vigilance Bureau alleging that the above-mentioned sub-inspector had arrested his brother from Hoshiarpur along with his truck in a false case by showing daddy differences found in the vehicle when he was deputed as SHO in Nakodar. .

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The complainant alleged that Sub-Inspector Bisman Singh had already received Rs 11,00,000 in installments through a person named Surjit Singh and ASI Resham Singh to release his brother and the loaded truck from Srinagar.

He further claimed that although the accused sub-inspector of police had been transferred to Jalandhar Police Lines, he was still demanding more money through his two other intermediaries.

After verifying the facts in the complaint and the material evidence, the vigilance team arrested the police officers and a Surjit Singh for taking a bribe of Rs 1,00,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.

A case was registered at the Vigilance Bureau police station against all the defendants under Sections 7, 7-A of the Prevention of Corruption Act and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code. Further investigation into the matter is underway.

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