Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Saturday nabbed an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), Harjinder Singh, posted at Sadar Police Station Zira in Ferozepur district, while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from Harpreet Singh resident of village Mahianwala.
Divulging the details here today, an official spokesperson of the VB said that the accused ASI was demanding the bribe for not taking action against him in a complaint filed by Gurmail Kaur resident of the same village. The complainant also claimed that ASI Harjinder Singh took Rs 3000 from him on August 4 and now he was demanding Rs 20,000 more as a bribe.
The complainant also produced a call recording in this regard.After preliminary investigation of the complaint, the spokesperson said that a team of VB laid a trap and arrested the accused ASI while accepting Rs 20,000 from the complainant in the presence of official witnesses.
In this regard, an FIR no 20 dated 05-08-2023 under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against ASI Harjinder Singh at Police Station VB, Ferozepur Range.