Mohali: Vigilance arrests PSPCL JE, aide for taking ₹90,000 bribe - Hindustan Times
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Mohali: Vigilance arrests PSPCL JE, aide for taking 90,000 bribe

ByHT Correspondent, Mohali
Dec 22, 2021 02:40 AM IST

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 PSPCL JE and his aide have been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act. (HT)
The PSPCL JE and his aide have been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act. (HT)

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.

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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.

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