VB nabs MC employee for taking Rs 6,000 bribe : Aiming to curb the menace of corruption in the state, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Wednesday nabbed Harish Kumar, a part time employee of the Municipal Corporation (MC) Ludhiana red handed while he was accepting second instalment of bribe of Rs 6,000.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the state VB said the above mentioned accused has been apprehended on the complaint of Jagdish Singh, a resident of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Ludhiana.
He further added that the complainant has approached the VB and stated that he had to procure Tax Superintendent Register Number 1 (TS-1) certificate from MC Ludhiana for getting transfer an ancestral house in his name. He met an employee Harish Kumar who introduced himself as a clerk in House Tax branch of the corporation and he demanded bribe money of Rs 10,000 from him for getting issued TS-1 of his house from the concerned junior engineer. The complainant further alleged that the accused employee has took Rs 4000 from him on the spot and told to give the balance money Rs 6000 at the time of handing over TS-1 to him. The complainant informed that the accused employee was demanding the remaining amount through GooglePay but he didn’t know how to use the same and asked him to take the cash. He recorded the entire conversation in his mobile and handed over the VB as evidence so that the accused could be get trapped.
The spokesperson informed that after preliminary investigation of this complaint a VB team from Ludhiana range laid a trap and the above mentioned accused apprehended while he was accepting bribe of Rs 6,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. In this regard a case under section 7, 7A of Prevention of Corruption Act and 420 of IPC has been registered against the said accused at VB police station Ludhiana. He would be produced in the competent court tomorrow. Further investigation into this case was under progress and role of other officials would also be probed, he said.