Vigilance nabs Dera Bassi ASI while taking 20K bribe

The VB spokesperson said ASI Onkar Singh was arrested on the complaint of Raju, a truck driver
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Published on Jan 21, 2020 12:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Mohali The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Monday nabbed an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) posted at the Dera Bassi police station while accepting 20,000 bribe.

The VB spokesperson said ASI Onkar Singh was arrested on the complaint of one Raju, a local. A truck driver, he approached the bureau and alleged that the ASI was demanding 20,000 from him to help him in a matrimonial dispute involving his daughter.

Raju said his daughter was married to a man in Mandi Gobindgarh in 2018. Soon after the marriage, the in-laws allegedly started harassing her. In 2019, Raju alleged, his daughter was even assaulted and she was admitted to a hospital in Dera Bassi.

In April 2019, Raju submitted a complaint to the Mohali senior superintendent of police (SSP), and it was marked to the Dera Bassi police station. ASI Onkar Singh was the investigating officer. He allegedly sought 30,000 to register an FIR, but later the deal was struck for 20,000.

After verifying his allegations, the VB flying squad laid a trap and arrested the ASI red-handed.

A case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the cop and further investigation is underway. The accused will be produced in court on Tuesday.

PAST CASES:

December 16: ASI Harjit Singh posted at Kharar (City) held for accepting 10,000 for opposing the bail plea of an accused in a kidnapping case

December 12: SI Harjit Singh posted at Dera Bassi held while accepting 10,000 to help an accused get regular bail in case related to theft of land records

December 7: Constable Amarinder Singh posted in the office of DSP, Kharar, arrested while accepting 20,000

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