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Vigilance Bureau arrests its own inspector on charges of taking Rs 5,000 bribe
During the campaign against corruption in the state, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrested one of its own inspector Amolak Singh posted at the Bureau’s range office Amritsar on charges of accepting a bribe of Rs.5000.
Giving information in this regard, the spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said that the accused vigilance inspector has been arrested on the complaint of Prabhmesh Mohan, a resident of New Mahindra Colony, Amritsar.
The spokesperson further said that the complainant uploaded a video on the online complaint number alleging that he and his wife, who is an employee of Municipal Corporation Amritsar, were arrested by the Bureau in a corruption case in 2021 and the court has granted them bail.
The complainant further alleged that Amolak Singh, being the investigating officer of the case, was demanding Rs 5000 as bribe from him and the pretext was to record his voice as a sample in his case.
The complainant has also recorded this conversation on his phone and submitted it to the vigilance as evidence. After investigating the facts and evidence in the complaint, the Vigilance Bureau arrested the said inspector on the charge of accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from the complainant.
In this regard, the Vigilance Flying Squad-1 Punjab, police station SAS, has filed a complaint against the accused police officer. A case has been registered in the city under the Prevention of Corruption Act and further action has been initiated.