Aiming to eradicate corruption in the state on the directive issued by Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign on Monday arrested a police Sub-Inspector Bisman Singh, who was earlier posted as SHO, sadar police station Nakodar, Jalandhar, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Resham Singh posted at CIA Jalandhar and a private person Surjit Singh for taking a bribe of Rs 1,00,000.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the VB said the all the above mentioned accused have been arrested on the complaint of Harjinder Kumar resident of village Rampur Thoda, Rupnagar district. He further informed that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the above mentioned sub-inspector had arrested his brother from Hoshiarpur along with his truck in a false case by showing recovery of poppy husk in the vehicle when he was SHO at Nakodar.
The complainant further informed that the sub-inspector Bisman Singh through a private person Surjit Singh and ASI Resham Singh had already received Rs 11,00,000 in installments to release his brother and the truck loaded from Srinagar. He further alleged that the though the accused police sub-inspector has been transferred to police lines Jalandhar but he was demanding more money through his two other middlemen to help him in this police case.
After verification of the facts in the complaint and the material evidence, a VB team have arrested the above mentioned sub-inspector Bisman Singh, ASI Rehsam Singh and private person Surjit Singh for accepting a bribe of Rs 1,00,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.
The spokesperson informed that in this regard a case under section 7, 7-A of Prevention of Corruption Act and 120-B of IPC has been registered against all the accused at VB police station, flying squad-1, SAS Nagar, Punjab and further investigation was under progress.