Burning updates: Chandigarh

Punjab Vigilance has arrested Kanungo Baljinder Kumar of Tehsil Khamano and a private person Satpal Singh Satta resident of Bhainikal, District Fatehgarh Sahib on charges of taking bribe.

The spokesperson said that in a separate case, the complainant Jarnail Singh had filed a complaint on the toll free helpline of Vigilance that the said Baljinder Kumar Kanungo through Satpal Singh Satta, a private contractor retained by him, had asked for distribution of the land purchased at Bilaspur village. A bribe of Rs 10,000 has been demanded in return for doing so.

He also alleged in his complaint that the said Kanungo had already taken Rs 3,000 as bribe from him and was now demanding another Rs 10,000 as bribe through his  accomplice.

He said that after the investigation of the said complaint by the Vigilance, a case has been registered against the two accused under section 7 and 7A of the Prevention of Corruption Act at Police Station Vigilance Bureau at Patiala and the two accused have been arrested and further investigation is going on in this regard.