Chandigarh July 21 – Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrested a Junior Assistant of Education department for taking bribe of Rs. one lakh.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the State Vigilance Bureau said Pritpal Singh, Junior Assistant (JA) posted in the office of District Education Officer (Elementary) SAS Nagar has been nabbed red-handed on the complaint of Karamjeet Singh, posted as ETT teacher in the same district. The complainant has approached the Bureau and informed that accused Pritpal Singh was demanding 40% of the total amount as a bribe to clear his pending dues when he was under suspension.
After verifying this information, the vigilance team laid a trap and the accused Junior Assistant was arrested on the spot while taking a bribe of Rs. one lakh from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.
He informed that a case under the section of prevention of corruption act has been registered against him at VB police station, SAS Nagar and further investigation is under progress.