Haryana

LINEMAN DARES TO DEMAND 20 LACS TO FIX SOCIETY BILL IN SONIPAT, CAUGHT RED HANDED WITH 50K

July 22, 2022 10:12 PM

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Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has arrested a lineman-cum-clerk of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) posted in Sonipat district red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs. 50 thousands.

Giving information, a spokesperson of the Bureau said that the arrested accused employee has been identified as Sumer Singh.

The complainant, General Secretary of Omaxe Heights in Sonipat, approached UHBVN office, Murthal, Sonepat, regarding the society's electricity bill not coming as per the rules and charging higher rates. On this, the accused told that the society has overpaid about Rs 70 lakh as electricity bill.

To rectify the bill, the accused demanded a bribe of Rs 20 lakh. On request, the deal was settled for Rs 18 lakh, out of which Rs 2 lakh was to be paid in advance.

The complainant approached the Vigilance Bureau and lodged a complaint against the accused employee, following which a team raided in the presence of the duty magistrate and caught the accused employee red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000.

A case has been registered against the accused under the Prevention of Corruption Act at Bureau Police Station Rohtak. Further investigation is being done.Electricity corporation's lineman arrested red handed taking bribe of Rs 50,000 

 
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