Member of Punjab State Commission for Schedule Castes nabbed red handed by VB sleuths
Author(s): Vikramditya SharmaThe erring SC Commission member under the custody of VB sleuths. Ferozepur, October 28, 2017: In a major crackdown to tighten the noose against corruption, sleuths belonging to the Vigilance Bureau nabbed a...
Ferozepur, October 28, 2017: In a major crackdown to tighten the noose against corruption, sleuths belonging to the Vigilance Bureau nabbed a member of Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Caste, Chandigarh in a joint operation with Vigilance Bureau Muktsar while he was allegedly accepting the bribe of Rs.50,000.
Giving details, Hargobind Singh, SSP (Vigilance), Ferozepur said that the vigilance bureau had received a complaint from Major Singh son of Sadhu Singh, a resident of Village Dhaula in Barnala District against SC Commission member Babu Singh Panjawa, who is a resident of Village Panjawa in Muktsar district. The SSP said that Major Singh was facing trial in Punjab State Commission for Schedule Caste, Chandigarh following a complaint lodged by Gurjant Singh, a resident of Village Dhaula also, for allegedly using racist remarks against Gurjant. The case was under Babu Singh, who allegedly demanded Rs.5 lakh from him Major Singh and promised that he will be free from the case after paying the amount. The deal was finally settled at Rs.2.5 lakh.
The SSP said that though Major paid Rs.2.5 lakh to the SC Commission member on October 22, he demanded Rs.50,000 more after two day on October 24. “Babu Singh promised that he would give the verdict in Major Singh’s favor. He also assured him to collect the copy of the verdict after two three days”, said SSP.
A case was registered following the complaint at Vigilance Bureau Police Station under Sections 7,13 (2) 88 PC Act (Case number 21 Dated 27.10.2017).
A trap was laid to nab the SC Commission member and he was arrested red handed while he was allegedly accepting the bribe of Rs.50,000 from the complainant at Village Lambi in Muktsar district.
Besides, a .32 bore licensed revolver and 16 rounds were recovered from the SC commission member’s Innova car (Number 14- UN- 24) even though Section 144 was imposed in Muktsar district for which a case under sections 188 IPC was registered at Muktsar police station (Case number 245 dated 28.10.2017).