Private agents-MV Inspector nexus: Vigilance nabs three absconding agents in Jalandhar

Published on Nov 27, 2022 08:12 PM IST

Vigilance on Saturday arrested 3 absconding accused agents who colluded with Motor Vehicle Inspector Jalandhar for issuing/receiving fitness certificates by taking bribes.

The arrested accused agents have been identified as Pankaj Dhingra alias Bholu, Brijpal Singh alias Ricky and Arvind Kumar alias Bindu (HT photo)
The arrested accused agents have been identified as Pankaj Dhingra alias Bholu, Brijpal Singh alias Ricky and Arvind Kumar alias Bindu (HT photo)
By, Jalandhar

Punjab vigilance bureau on Saturday arrested three absconding accused agents who colluded with Motor Vehicle Inspector (MVI), Jalandhar, Naresh Kaler for issuing/receiving fitness certificates by taking huge bribes without conducting inspection of commercial and private vehicles. The VB has confiscated mobile phones and SIM cards of all accused which would be sent to data experts for getting more information about this case.

A spokesperson of the VB said the arrested accused agents have been identified as Pankaj Dhingra alias Bholu, Brijpal Singh alias Ricky and Arvind Kumar alias Bindu. They would be produced in the competent court tomorrow and the VB would plead police remand for further investigation in this case, he added.

He said that the bureau had conducted a surprise check in the office of MVI, Jalandhar and exposed organised corruption for issuing fitness certificates for vehicles on a large scale in connivance with private agents. The spokesperson further added that the bureau on the basis of sufficient evidence registered a case number 14 dated August 23, 2022 under section 7, 7A of prevention of corruption act and 420, 120-B of Indian Penal Code at VB police station Jalandhar. In this case total 6 accused have already been arrested and are in the jail which includes Naresh Kaler, Rampal alias Radhe, Mohan Lal alias Kalu, Paramjit Singh Bedi, Surrjit Singh and Harvinder Singh (all private agents). Further investigation of this case was under progress and the remaining absconding accused would be arrested soon, he added.

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