Chandigarh: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state on Tuesday arrested Anil Vij, a reporter of a newspaper being published from Ludhiana, for accepting bribe of Rs 1, 00,000.
Here, 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 had approached the VB and alleged the above-said reporter had demanded a bribe of Rs. three lahks in lieu of not demolishing 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 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 was 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 the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the reporter. Further investigation in this case was under progress, he added.