The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the State, as directed by the Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, on Tuesday nabbed an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Kulwinder Singh red handed for accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the VB said the accused ASI Kulwinder Singh (No 2788/Ludhiana), posted at police division no. 6, Ludhiana has been arrested on the complaint of Gurpreet Singh resident of Satjot Nagar, Dhandra, Ludhiana district.
Giving details he added that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the above said police official was demanding a bribe of Rs. 5,000 in lieu of submitting chargesheet in the court pertaining to a police case registered against his niece.
The spokesperson informed that after verifying this complaint, a VB team laid a trap and the accused police official was caught red handed while taking a bribe money of Rs. 5,000 in the presence of two official witnesses.
He informed that a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused ASI at VB police station, economic offences wing, Ludhiana and further investigation was under progress.