DW BUREAU / CHANDIGARH
Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), during its ongoing crusade against corruption, has been able to nab 16 employees and 1 private person red handed while accepting bribes in 12 different trap cases during the month of May, which includes 4 police personnel, 3 employees of revenue department and 9 from other departments.
Disclosing this, here today, VB Chief Director-cum-ADGP BK Uppal said the VB has put up its best efforts to eradicate corruption amongst public servants and others in every sphere during the period. In this direction, the vigilance officers have ensured that suspect did not escape judicial punishment in the various courts in the State, he added.
He said the Bureau has submitted challans pertaining to 15 vigilance cases in various special courts in the last month. In addition to this the VB has registered four vigilance cases against public servants after thorough investigation of vigilance enquiries. One enquiry has also been registered to probe the allegation, he added Giving more details, he informed that special courts have decided two bribery cases filed and contested by the Bureau during the last month, in which Gurmail Singh, Kanugo and a patwari Sohan Singh both were posted at Moga have been convicted and sentenced with 4 years imprisonment and fine of Rs 5,000 each by the Additional Session Judge, Moga.
Similarly, in another case, Arman Kumar, Lecturer, posted at Punjabi University constituent college Ghanour, Patiala district was convicted and sentenced with 5 years imprisonment and fine of Rs 20,000 by the Additional Session Judge, Patiala.