Mohali: Vigilance arrests PSPCL JE, aide for taking ₹90,000 bribe
The accused, Malkiat Singh, a JE posted with PSPCL, and his aide, Pardeep Kumar, were arrested on the complaint of Kushalpal Singh
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Monday arrested a junior engineer (JE) of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited and his aide for accepting ₹90,000 bribe from a Dera Bassi resident.
The accused, Malkiat Singh, a JE posted in the Dera Bassi area, and his aide, Pardeep Kumar, were arrested on the complaint of Kushalpal Singh, a resident of Khelan village, Dera Bassi.
Deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Vigilance, Ajay Kumar said Kushalpal ran a flour mill in Handesra area in Dera Bassi, where Malkiat conducted a check and found a loose wire. Accusing Kushaldeep of electricity theft, he demanded ₹3 lakh to settle the matter.
Pardeep collected ₹2 lakh of the amount on behalf the JE, following which Kushalpal lodged a complaint with the Vigilance Bureau.
On Monday, Pardeep met the complainant again to collect the final instalment of ₹1 lakh. As Kushalpal handed him ₹90,000, a vigilance team arrested him red-handed. On his disclosure, Malkiat was also arrested.
Both were booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act and produced before a court, that sent them to two-day police remand.