Vigilance Bureau registers corruption case against Assistant Sub Inspector for taking Rs 2,70,000 bribe

Also demanded Rs 2 lakh per month for allowing complainant to run his Hotel

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The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state has registered a corruption case against Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Charanjit Singh, posted at police station Division No 5, Ludhiana city for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 2,70,000. 

Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the state VB said this case has been registered against the said police personnel based on a complaint lodged by Kamaljit Ahuja, owner of Hotel Taj, at Jawahar Nagar Camp, near Bus Stand, Ludhiana city at the Chief Minister's anti corruption action line.

He further added that the complainant has alleged in his online complaint that said ASI had obtained illegal gratification under threat from him for adding sections 307, 379-B IPC against his family members in a case already registered at the said police station against them and are demanding more bribe money from him.

The spokesperson added that during verification of this complaint, the allegations of complainant have been found correct as the same have been supported by oral evidence as well as recording of conversation taken place between complainant and suspect ASI Charanjit Singh.  "As per enquiry, prima facie, it was proved that bribe money of Rs 2,70,000 had been taken by ASI Charanjit Singh in the name of SHO of this police station and has also demanded bribe of Rs 2 lakh per month for allowing the complainant to run his hotel smoothly.

He informed that on the basis of this report a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered against the said ASI Charanjit Singh at VB police station Ludhiana range. "Efforts are being made to arrest the accused as he failed to join verification despite issuance of notices to him and he has abstained himself from official duty. 
Role of concerned SHO and any other officials will be examined during the investigation," he added.