Vigilance nabs Punjab police official for honey trap

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Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) The Punjab State Vigilance Bureau (VB) has nabbed a head constable while accepting bribe of Rs 50,000 after honey trapping a person in Jalandhar, a spokesman said here on Sunday.

The head constable, Raja Singh, who is posted in Kapurthala, was nabbed redhanded on a complaint by Baljit Singh, reader to Judicial Magistrate Ludhiana, the spokesman said.

“The complainant has approached the VB and informed that he came into contact with a woman known as Gurvinder Kaur through Facebook, who called him at a flat of her associate Narinder Kaur at Guru Gobind Singh Avenue, Jalandhar on December 29. Head constable Raja Singh raided that flat and threatened him (complainant) to register a case under Immoral Traffic Act,” he said.

“The complainant alleged that the accused police man demanded Rs 2 lakh for not taking any action against him and the deal was struck at Rs 1 lakh. The accused woman was also pressuring the complainant to deliver the promised amount to police officer,” the spokesman added.

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After verifying his information, the VB team laid a trap and the accused head constable was arrested on the spot accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 as a first installment from the complainant.

The VB has registered a case under Prevention of Corruption Act against the accused head constable and his two women associates.

–IANS

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