Chandigarh, March 19: The State Vigilance Bureau during its ongoing drive against rampant corruption nabbed a Panchayat Officer red handed accepting bribe of Rs. 10,000 in a corruption case.
Disclosing this here today, Mr. Sursh Arora, Chief Director-cum-DGP Vigilance Bureau Punjab said that Bureau has put up its best efforts to eradicate corruption amongst public servants and others in every sphere in the State. In this direction, the Vigilance Bureau caught Shishpal Singh, Panchayats Officer posted at Block Kharar district Ajitgarh, demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant Baljinder Singh Sarpanch of village Popna, block Kharar, district Ajitgarh.
He added that the complainant approached the Bureau and alleged that Panchayats Officer Shishpal Singh was demanding a bribe of Rs. 10,000 regarding a complaint against him about auction of village pond. After finding the veracity of facts a vigilance team from Vigilance Bureau Flying Squad-2, laid a trap and the accused was nabbed red handed in the presence of two government officials as witnesses. The tainted money was recovered from him. In this regard a vigilance case under FIR No. 29, u/s 7, 13 (1) read with 13 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 at Vigilance Bureau Flying Squad Police Station Ajitgarh and further investigation was under progress.