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Policeman in Punjab arrested for accepting bribe

PTI Last Updated at 11 Aug 2018, 17:08 IST India

Chandigarh, Aug 11 (PTI) A policeman at Sadar police station in Tarn Taran district's Patti was arrested today for accepting a bribe in a drug case, police said.

Vigilance bureau sleuths arrested Head Constable Balwinder Singh red-handed while accepting Rs 50,000 as bribe, they said.

Palwinder Singh, a resident of Teacher colony in Faridkot had complained to the vigilance bureau that the head constable had demanded Rs one lakh bribe to help his

brother in a drug peddling case, and the deal was struck at Rs 50,000.

After verifying the complaint, a trap was laid and the head constable was arrested on while accepting the bribe from the complainant in presence of two official witnesses, police said.

A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused at vigilance bureau police station in Amritsar and further investigation was underway, they said.

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