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Cop who once nabbed Punjab’s most-wanted gangster Vicky Gounder caught accepting Rs 20,000 bribe

A team led by deputy superintendent of police (vigilance) Kawaldeep Kaur caught sub-inspector Bakshish Singh while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from Dilbag Singh of Macchike village in Khemkaran constituency of Tarn Taran.

punjab Updated: Sep 21, 2017 14:08 IST
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Accused sub-inspector in vigilance bureau custody in Tarn Taran on Wednesday.
Accused sub-inspector in vigilance bureau custody in Tarn Taran on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

A police sub-inspector, who once nabbed one of Punjab’s most-wanted gangster Vicky Gounder in December 2015, got stuck in a trap laid by the state vigilance bureau on Wednesday in Bhikhiwind, 30km from the district headquarters.

A team led by deputy superintendent of police (vigilance) Kawaldeep Kaur caught sub-inspector Bakshish Singh while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from Dilbag Singh of Macchike village in Khemkaran constituency of Tarn Taran. Before arresting the accused, a melee ensued between the cop and vigilance team, video of which went viral on WhatsApp on Wednesday evening.

A team led by deputy superintendent of police (vigilance) Kawaldeep Kaur caught sub-inspector Bakshish Singh while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from Dilbag Singh.

A vigilance bureau spokesperson said the sub-inspector, posted at civil lines, Tarn Taran, was caught following the complaint of Dilbag Singh. “Dilbag had complained that the cop was demanding a bribe for vouching for him before a local court,” he said.

After verifying the information, a vigilance team laid a trap and arrested Bakshish while accepting the bribe from Dilbag, the spokesperson added.

“Bakshish had arrested Dilbag with 2kg opium in April 2016. He was an assistant sub-inspector with CIA in Tarn Taran then. It during a hearing in the Dilbag’s case on September 9 at the court of additional sessions judge KK Jain when Bakshish demanded Rs 1 lakh for giving statement in Dilbag’s favour,” the sources said.

According to the sources, the deal was later settled at Rs 30,000 and Bakshish had already taken Rs 10,000 from Dilbag. A case under the Sections 7 and 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against Bakshish at the vigilance bureau police station in Amritsar.