Vigilance arrests ASI for taking bribe
An assistant sub-inspector of Punjab police was on Thursday arrested by vigilance officials for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 10,000. ASI Sukhwinder Singh, who was posted in Sadar Samana district of Patiala, was caught red-handed while he was accepting the bribe, officials said.chandigarh Updated: Dec 13, 2012 20:13 IST
The Punjab vigilance bureau (VB) on Thursday arrested an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000.
The accused, ASI Sukhwinder Singh, was posted at the Samana Sadar police station in Patiala district and was demanding bribe from Dharm Singh of Paharpur village for not arresting him.
The latter, who had secured anticipatory bail from the Punjab and Haryana high court, had lodged a complaint with the VB, following which a trap was laid to arrest the accused, a spokesman said here.
The VB has registered an FIR against Sukhwinder under sections 7, 13 (1) read with 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act at the Patiala VB police station.