Demanding Rs.one lakh from prisoner for giving relaxation in jail
Chandigarh, December 17, 2017: State Vigilance Bureau during its ongoing campaign against corruption today nabbed a Deputy Jail Superintendent, Jail Line Officer and a prisoner of Mansa Jail red handed while accepting bribe of Rs.50,000/- cash and bank cheque of Rs.86,200/-.
Disclosing this here an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said Jail Line Officer Sikander Singh Mann and prisoner Pawan Kumar Incharge of jail canteen were nabbed red handed on the complaint of Ravinder Kumar of Kurukshertra district. The complainant has approached the VB and informed that his brother Gorav Kumar a prisoner in Mansa jail, also assistant to canteen incharge, has been thrashed by the Deputy Jail Supdt Gurjeet Singh Brar. In his compliant he alleged that the accused deputy supdt was demanding Rs. one lakh from his brother for giving him relaxation in jail canteen and asked Gaurav to give him more money which had been deposited in his bank account by the families of the other prisoners.
After verifying his information, the Vigilance team laid a trap and the accused Jail Line officer and prisoner Pawan Kumar were arrested on the spot while accepting bribe of Rs. 50,000/-cash and cheques bearing amount of Rs. 86,200 from the accused in the presence of two official witness.
He informed that a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against Deputy Jail Superintendent, Jail Line Officer and prisoner at VB police station Bathinda and further investigation was under progress.