Vigilance arrests pollution control board SDO, middleman In corruption case

Chandigarh October 18 : Punjab Vigilance Bureau today arrested SDO Punjab Pollution Control Board and his middleman for accepting bribes from rice shellers and schools to furnish NOCs.

          Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the vigilance bureau Punjab said SDO Atul Kaushal posted at Faridkot was demanding and accepting bribes amounting to Rs.25,000 to 30,000 from rice shellers and schools to issue NOCs.  He alleged that SDO was demanding bribes through a private person named Jarnail Singh of Faridkot city.

          The spokesperson added that the accused SDO was indulging in corruption on the basis of which vigilance has arrested both the accused and registered a case under various sections of prevention of corruption act at VB police station Bathinda and further investigations were under progress.

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