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Ex Sarpanch arrested for embezzlement in Panchayat funds
Chandigarh October 4 : The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state has arrested Inspector PUNSUP Raman Gaud, posted at Barnala for accepting a bribe of Rs 25000.
In another case ex Sarpanch of village Ajnauda Khurd, Patiala for misappropriation in Panchayat funds to the tune of Rs 5.70 lakh.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the VB said Inspector PUNSUP has been nominated as an accused during the investigation of FIR No. 25/21 registered at VB police station Patiala. He informed that the allegations against him were that he along with another PUNSUP Inspector Pukhraj Singla had taken a bribe of Rs 25,000 from an Artiya for getting his bills cleared. In this case Pukhraj Singla had already been arrested. The VB team during the search has recovered an amount of Rs 3.40 lakh from him.
Further investigation in the case was under progress.
The spokesperson further added that in another case the VB Patiala Range has arrested Ex Sarpanch Sukhwinder Kaur of village Ajnauda Khurd, district Patiala on the allegations of embezzlement in Gram Panchayat funds amounting to Rs 5.70 lakh during her tenure. Further investigation in the case was under progress, he added.