During the anti-corruption campaign conducted by the Vigilance Bureau Punjab, two private persons have been caught red-handed today by pretending to be journalists and taking a bribe of Rs. 50,000 from a government employee.
Giving information in this regard, the spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said that the two arrested accused who called themselves media workers have been identified as Amrit Pal Singh son of Darshan Singh resident of village Pathredi and Jatinder Singh son of Surjit Singh resident of district Rupnagar. The said two accused P.S.P.C.L. has been arrested on the complaint of Junior Engineer (JE) Som Nath.
He further said that the said J.E. approached the Vigilance Bureau’s Economic Offenses Wing (EOW) at SAS Nagar headquarters and alleged that two persons posing as journalists had demanded a bribe of Rs 50,000 from him and the bribe Threatened to upload video clips on social media platforms in case of non-payment.
After the preliminary investigation of the complaint, the Economic Offenses Branch took action and arrested the said two accused on the spot after taking a bribe of Rs. 50,000 from the complainant in the presence of two government witnesses.
He said that under the Prevention of Corruption Act, Vigilance Bureau’s Flying Squad-1, Police Station SAS, has registered a case against both the so-called journalists. A case has been registered at the city.
The accused will be produced before the competent court tomorrow to take police remand for further investigation of the case, to expose the modus operandi of the accused and to investigate their so-called social media channel. He further informed that further investigation of this matter is going on.
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