Punjab Vigilance Bureau today arrested an Assistant Lineman (ALM) of PSPCL posted at Jalandhar for taking bribe of Rs. 75000.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the state Vigilance Bureau said Amrit Lal Modi, ALM, posted at PSPCL office village Barring, Jalandhar district was arrested on the complaint of Balveer Kaur of village Tallan, Jalandhar. The complainant has lodged her complaint on the VB WhatsApp number and alleged that the above named lineman had already taken Rs. 75000 in three instalments to settle her domestic electricity bill but that never happened.
The complainant further submitted that the accused ALM has given her a cheque amounting to Rs 50000 to return the bribe amount but it was dishonoured by the bank.
The spokesperson informed that during investigation of this complaint the allegations were proved to be true and the accused confessed to the crime. On the basis of his confessions a VB team from Jalandhar arrested the ALM for committing corrupt practices.
He informed that a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the above mentioned accused at VB police station Jalandhar and further investigation was under progress.