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VB nabs excise official accepting Rs 20 lakh bribe

Vigilance Bureau on Monday nabbed a superintendent in the department of central excise and service tax red handed while receiving bribe of Rs. 20, 000, 00 in Ludhiana.

chandigarh Updated: Oct 20, 2014 20:15 IST

Vigilance Bureau on Monday nabbed a superintendent in the department of central excise and service tax red handed while receiving bribe of Rs. 20, 000, 00 in Ludhiana.

Disclosing this, an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said a team headed jointly by the DSP Bikramjit Singh and DSP Gurpreet Kaur Purewal along with Inspectors Sukhdev Singh and Baljinder Singh nabbed superintendent Amarjit Singh Dhaliwal red handed while receiving an amount of Rs. 20,000,00 as bribe. The trap was laid on the complaint of one Gurdeep Singh Jujhar of Ludhiana.

In his complaint, Gurdeep Singh said a case relating to the audit of the excise and service tax of his company Fastway Citizens Cable ltd. was lying pending with the superintendent of the concerned department and he asked him to give an amount of Rs. 3 core as bribe for settlement of his audit cases lying pending with him.

But later it was settled that Rs 2 crore would be paid to the officer concerned for the final settlement of the pending cases. An amount of Rs 60 lakhs was asked to be given to the superintendent before Diwali and the first installment of Rs 20,000, 00 of the money settled was being handed over to superintendent AS Dhaliwal in a hotel in Ludhiana where he was caught red handed in the presence of witnesses accepting the money from Gurdeep Singh.

A case a u/s 7, 13(2)1988 in the vigilance bureau Ludhiana has been registered and the investigations have been initiated.