Chandigarh News | ASI takes bribe, agent arrested

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One lakh rupee was demanded instead of handling the complaint and getting the dismissal

Chandigarh (Frankly news). The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has arrested Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Krishna Lal and Constable Raj Kumar, posted at City Police Station-1 Abohar in Fazilka district, for taking bribes of Rs 15,000. These employees were arrested on the charges of Bhim Sen, resident of Bajidpur Katyinwali village, Fazilka district. Chandigarh News

Vigilance Bureau spokesman said on Tuesday that complainant Bhim Sen had lodged a complaint with Vigilance Bureau Ferozepur Range police station that said ASI had called on his mobile phone on March 17, 2023 that a woman had been harassing him (Bhim Sen). The next day, the complainant went to City Police Station-1 Abohar along with Officer Raj Kumar, a resident of his village Bajidpur Katyinwali. Chandigarh News

The complainant alleged that said ASI had demanded a bribe of one lakh rupees instead of settling the charges against him and getting him to resign. On repeated requests, the ASI agreed to take Rs.50,000 and took Rs.20,000 from him (Bhim Sen) on the same day. After that, the said police personnel started forcing him to pay the outstanding bribe amount and the complainant paid Rs 15,000 more through Google Pay on March 26, 2023 to Constable Raj Kumar’s mobile number. When the complainant asked for the copy of the agreement, said police personnel demanded the remaining bribe of Rs.15,000. Abuhar News

The spokesman said that after preliminary investigation of the complaint, the team of Vigilance Bureau Unit Fazilka set a trap and overpowered the said ASI and the agent on the spot in the presence of two government witnesses while taking a bribe of Rs 15,000 from the complainant. In this regard, a case has been registered against the said ASI and the agent of the Vigilance Bureau of the Police Station, Firozpur, under the Prevention of Corruption Act and the case is under investigation.

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