· two public servants convicted by special courts
Chandigarh : State Vigilance Bureau, during its ongoing crusade against corruption, has been able to nab 12 employees and 2 private persons red handed while accepting bribes in 10 different trap cases during the month of April, which includes 4 police personnel, 2 employees of revenue department and 6 from other departments.
Disclosing this, Chief Director-cum-ADGP vigilance bureau Punjab B.K. Uppal said the VB has put up its best efforts to eradicate corruption amongst public servants and others in every sphere during the period. In this direction, the vigilance officers have ensured that suspect did not escape judicial punishment in the various courts in the State, he added.
He said the Bureau has submitted challans pertaining to 13 vigilance cases in various special courts in the last month. Apart from this, one case has been registered for making disproportionate assets.
Giving more details, he informed that special courts have decided two bribery cases filed and contested by the Bureau during the last month, in which Pramod Singh, Junior Assistant, posted at Improvement Trust Rupnagar was convicted and sentenced with 4 years imprisonment and fine of Rs. 10,000/- by the Additional Session Judge, SAS Nagar
Similarly, In another case , Ram Lubhaiya, District Manager, posted at Punjab Schedule Caste Land Development and Financial Corporation, Barnala was convicted and sentenced with 2 years imprisonment and fine of Rs. 10,000/- by the Additional Session Judge, Barnala.