Gurdaspur: The Gurdaspur police have arrested a Junior Engineer of the Electricity Board after he was caught red-handed accepting a bribe. The vigilance department has initiated an inquiry on the JE.
Gurdaspur Vigilance DSP Manohar Saini said that a complaint was registered by one Lakhwinder Singh from village Gunopur here. He had applied for a tubewell connection and as per the demand note from the electricity department had deposited the entire fee involved. However, Electricity Board JE Satnam Singh asked for a bribe of Rs 25000 to get the connection and the relevant equipment released.
Lakhwinder had already paid Rs 10000 a few days back and had agreed to pay Rs 9000 more as the full and final settlement of the deal. The vigilance department laid a trap and caught Satnam Singh taking a bribe red-handed in his own office.
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