Also recovers money amounting to Rs 4.64 lakhs from automobile
House search of accused results in restoration of Rs one lakh out of earlier bribe Rs 5 lakhs
Chandigarh: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau right now arrested a forest guard Ranjit Khan posted at Mirzapur, Sub-Tehsil Majri, S.A.S. Nagar district whereas accepting a bribe of Rs. 4,50,000 on behalf of block officer Baldev Singh.
Disclosing this right here right now, DGP-cum-Chief Director Vigilance Bureau B.Okay. Uppal stated accused Baldev Singh block officer posted at Mirzapur has demanded a bribe of Rs 5,50,000 from the complainant Bhupal Kumar resident of Kharar for marking the wooden with official hammer mark. He has already obtained Rs 5,00,000 as bribe from the complainant on 28/03/2021. This bribe was demanded for decreasing the tremendous (injury report) for slicing some unmarked bushes vis-a-vis for transporting the wooden in open market.
VB chief additional knowledgeable that the complainant has a allow issued by the forest division to chop and promote Khair bushes located at village Mirzapur in Majri block. He has the permission until 31/3/2021 to take away the bushes from the location. However, he was stopped from transporting the wooden by the suspects reasoning that there is a criticism in opposition to him concerning some irregularities in slicing of incorrect unmarked bushes.
In addition, DGP VB stated that the suspects had demanded Rs 2000 per tree from the complainant and has already taken Rs 5.00 lacs from them however now they’re demanding the remaining bribe quantity of Rs 3,20,000 in lieu of permitting them to move the wooden, decreasing the tremendous from Rs 3,54,000 to 2,50,000 and issuing tremendous report within the title of the affiliate of the complainant.
BK Uppal highlighted that co-accused Ranjit Khan was arrested right now from Omaxe Tower parking space whereas accepting Rs 4,50,000 as bribe from the complainant on behalf of his senior block officer Baldev Singh. During the search Rs 4,64,000 in money was additionally recovered from the automobile of accused on the spot. Further investigation concerning the supply of this quantity is beneath course of. Apart from this, Rs 1,00,000 has additionally been recovered from the residence of the accused Ranjit Khan throughout his home search. This is part of bribe cash Rs 5,00,000 taken by the accused earlier.
Sharing extra particulars, he added that accused Baldev Singh block officer continues to be absconding and efforts are on to apprehend him. Furthermore, official hammer of block officer, Mirzapur can be recovered from the automobile of the accused Ranjit Khan. In this regard, a case has been registered u/s 7, prevention of corruption act and 120-B IPC at vigilance police station S.A.S. Nagar and additional investigation is beneath progress.