Chandigarh: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its anti-corruption campaign on Saturday, arrested Sub Inspector (SI) Harpal Singh (82/Jalandhar), posted as SHO police station Dhillwan, Kapurthala district and his subordinate Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Harwant Singh (405/Kapurthala) for taking a bribe of Rs 6,500 and demanding more Rs. 50,000.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the VB said the above-mentioned accused police officials have been arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 6,500 from complaint Iqbal Singh, of village Pandori Kadd, Hoshiarpur district.
Giving details he added that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the above said police officials in conniving with each other have demanded and taken Rs 6,500 as a bribe by threatening to lodge a NDPS case against him and have confiscated his car, Aadhar card, driving licence and ATM card. They were asking Rs 50,000 more to release his vehicle and documents.
The complainant has also lodged a complaint at the Chief Minister’s anti corruption helpline. The accused police officials have kept his vehicle in their custody for ten days and returned to him when he filed an online complaint.
The spokesperson further informed that the VB has investigated the allegations leveled in the online complaint and both the accused police officials were arrested after finding them guilty for accepting a bribe of Rs 6,500 and demanding Rs 50,000 from the complainant.
In this regard a case under section 389, 120-B of IPC and section 7 of prevention of corruption act has been registered against both the above-mentioned police officials at VB police station Jalandhar. Further investigation in this case was under progress.