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VIGILANCE BUREAU ARRESTS PRESS REPORTER TAKING BRIBE RS 1, 00,000

Updated on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 19:07 PM IST

Chandigarh October 10 :

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state on Friday arrested Anil Vij, a reporter of a newspaper being published from Ludhiana, for accepting bribe of Rs 1, 00,000.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the state VB said the accused reporter has been arrested on a complaint lodged by Surinder Arora, a resident of Rishi Balamik Nagar, Ludhiana.

He added that the said complainant has approached the VB and alleged the above said reporter has demanded a bribe of Rs. three lakh in lieu of not to demolish a pucca way leading to his house constructed on his agricultural land. The complainant further informed that the accused reporter has demanded Rs one lakh for SDO GLADA and Rs one lakh for a Junior Engineer GLADA and Rs one lakh for himself otherwise the pucca way would be demolished.

Thereafter the VB team recorded the statement of the complainant and laid a trap in which above said reporter has been arrested red-handed in the presence of two official witness while receiving a bribe of Rs 1 ,00,000 from the complainant. In this regard a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered against the reporter. Further investigation in this case was under progress, he added.

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