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PSPCL official nabbed while taking bribe

punjab Updated: Feb 05, 2014 18:42 IST
HT correspondent

An official of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) was on Wednesday nabbed by a team of the vigilance department while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 4,000 at his office on Ferozepur Road.

Vigilance department had got several complaints regarding the erring official, Rakesh Kumar Chopra, 55. A retired employee of Powercom had registered complaints with the vigilance department for Chopra having allegedly demanded money for clearing his pension file.

Chopra is a test mechanic in PSPCL and holds additional charge of assistant superintendent. A team of vigilance officials, including deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Bikramjit Singh, laid a trap after getting the complaint and arrested the accused red-handed.

DSP Bikramjit Singh of vigilance department said the complainant, Jasbir Singh, was a retired employee of the same department and approached the accused, who demanded Rs 10,000 bribe for clearing his file for pension.

The complainant had already given him Rs 6,000 as bribe and the next installment of Rs 4,000 was to be paid on Wednesday.

A source said the police would try to ascertain Chopra's sources of income and other files that were cleared by him in recent past.