The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Saturday arrested three absconding accused agents who colluded with Motor Vehicle Inspector (MVI), Jalandhar Naresh Kaler for issuing/receiving fitness certificates by taking huge bribes without conducting inspection of commercial and private vehicles. The VB has confiscated mobile phones and SIM cards of all accused which would be sent to data experts for getting more information about this case.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the VB said the arrested accused agents have been identified as Pankaj Dhingra @ Bholu resident of New Kailash Nagar, Sodal Road Jallandhar, Brijpal Singh @ Ricky resident of Kirshna Nagar, Jallandhar and Arvind Kumar @ Bindu resident of Upkar Nagar, Jallandhar. They would be produced in the competent court tomorrow and the VB would plead police remand for further investigation in this case, he added.

Giving details he informed that the Bureau had conducted a surprise check in the office of MVI, Jalandhar and exposed an organized corruption for issuing fitness certificates for vehicles on a large scale in connivance with private agents.

The spokesperson further added that the Bureau on the basis of sufficient evidence registered a case no 14 dated 23-08-2022 under section 7, 7A of prevention of corruption act and 420, 120-B of IPC at VB police station Jalandhar. In this case total 6 accused have already been arrested and in the jail which includes Naresh Kaler, Rampal alias Radhe, Mohan Lal alias Kalu, Paramjit Singh Bedi, Surrjit Singh and Harvinder Singh (All private agents). Further investigation of this case was under progress and the remaining absconding accused would be arrested soon, he added.

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