Punjab Urban Local Bodies deputy director Bhajan Singh and superintendent Jaspal Singh were today suspended on alleged corruption charges, Local Bodies minister Anil Joshi said.
Acting on a complaint filed by a former department official Sham Lal Kamboj accusing the duo of demanding bribe of Rs 3 lakh in June for getting some work done, the minister issued the suspension orders.
Joshi also deputed Ludhiana municipal corporation commissioner, Rahul Tiwari, as inquiry officer for further investigation into the allegations.
He said corruption and indiscipline would not be tolerated and the guilty officers would be not spared.
In a statement issued here, Joshi reiterated his resolve to weed out corruption in the rank and files of the department, besides hassle free and time bound delivery of services to citizens.
The minister said that he had received several complaints regarding corrupt practices in the Local Bodies department and government officers demanding bribe for delivery of services.