Punjab Vigilance nabs PRTC Inspector for demanding Rs.2-lakh bribe

Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) arrested an Inspector, Devinder Singh, posted at PRTC Depot, Bathinda for demanding a bribe of Rs 2 Lakh.

News Patiala:- 31 July– The accused Inspector was arrested on the complaint of Hardev Singh resident of village Ralla in Mansa district. Hardev Singh lodged a complaint on Anti-corruption Action Line that he was posted as a driver at PRTC Depot, Bathinda and his services were dismissed on March 16, 2023 after found him guilty in five litres Diesel theft case.

He alleged that the accused Inspector had demanded Rs 2 Lakh to get his services reinstated as a driver. The complainant has also submitted the audio recording of the Inspector demanding bribe.

FIR no 14 dated 31-07-2023 has been registered against Inspector Devinder Singh at Police Station VB, Bathinda. Further investigation are in progress to find out role of other officials in the case.

This is a major breakthrough in the ongoing drive against corruption launched by the Punjab government. The arrest of the PRTC Inspector sends a strong message to other corrupt officials that they will not be spared.

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