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Punjab vigilance bureau nabs 8 officials in 5 graft cases in July

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CHANDIGARH: Punjab vigilance bureau (VB) caught eight employees red-handed while accepting bribes in five different cases in July, including two PSPCL employees and three employees from Ludhiana Improvement Trust ( LIT ).

A spokesperson of the VB said the bureau has registered 14 criminal cases in which 20 accused were involved in corruption. In these criminal cases, among others, four police personnel, two revenue officials and six employees of LIT, including its former chairman Raman Bala Subramanyam have been booked by the VB for further investigations.

The spokesperson further SAID the bureau has submitted challans pertaining to eight vigilance cases in various special courts in the last month. Apart from this, 12 vigilance enquires (VEs) have also been registered against public servants to probe the corruption cases thoroughly.

The special court has decided three bribery cases filed and contested by the bureau last month, in which Hakam Singh , revenue patwari and Avtar Singh Sewadar were convicted and sentenced to four years imprisonment each and a fine of Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively by the additional district and sessions court judge, Barnala .

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