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4 cops among 16 government employees caught by Vigilance Bureau

VB’s chief director BK Uppal said the bureau has put up its best efforts to eradicate corruption amongst public servants and others in every sphere during the period.

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

Punjab Vigilance Bureau has nabbed 16 government employees and one private person red-handed while accepting bribes in 12 different trap cases in May which includes four police personnel and three employees of the revenue department.

Disclosing this, VB’s chief director BK Uppal said the bureau 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.

Uppal said the VB 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 a 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 posted at Moga, have been convicted and sentenced to four years imprisonment and fine of Rs 5,000 each by the additional session judge, Moga.

Similarly, in another case, Arman Kumar, a Lecturer posted at Punjabi University Constituent College Ghanour, Patiala district was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 20,000 by the additional session judge, Patiala.