Thu. Nov 30th, 2023

Chandigarh- In a resolute crackdown on corruption inside the state, the Vigilance Bureau (VB) Punjab made a major arrest on Friday by apprehending two people extorting Rs 50, 000 as a bribe from a authorities official below the guise of being journalists.

Disclosing this right here right now a spokesperson for the VB knowledgeable that the 2 accused imposters, who purported themselves as
media individuals, have been recognized as Amrit Pal Singh, son of Darshan Singh from Pathreri village, and Jatinder Singh, son of Surjit Singh from Roopnagar district. Both have been arrested following a criticism lodged by PSPCL Junior Engineer (JE) Som Nath.

He additional added that the JE has approached the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of VB at SAS Nagar headquarters, alleging that two people representing themselves as journalists have been threatening him with the discharge of a video clip on social media platforms until he paid them Rs 50, 000.

Following a preliminary investigation of the criticism, the EOW unit executed a profitable operation, arresting each impostors whereas accepting Rs 50, 000 as bribe cash from the complainant within the presence of two official witnesses.

He additional knowledgeable {that a} case has been registered below the Prevention of Corruption Act towards each so referred to as journalists at VB Flying Squad-1, SAS Nagar police station. The accused can be introduced within the competent courtroom tomorrow to hunt their police remand for additional investigation into the matter, uncovering their modus operandi, and scrutinizing their so-called social media channel they claimed to function. Further investigation on this case are underway.

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