SP’s reader caught taking ~50k bribe
Faridkot: The arrest of a reader of Superintendent of Police (Detective) here today by a Vigilance flying squad while accepting Rs 50,000 as bribe from an accused in a cheating and fraud case has landed the SP in difficult situation.
At the time when members of the Vigilance flying squad from Mohali raided the office of SP (D) this afternoon, many police officers and officials fled in panic, leaving their offices here.
Assistant Inspector General (Vigilance) Ashish Kapoor said Gurwinder Singh, reader of SP (D), Faridkot, Sewa Singh Malhi has been arrested. He was allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from Pardeep Sachdeva to give clean chit to him and two others in a cheating and fraud case.
A criminal case was registered against Pardeep, his wife Neelam and Vikram Taneja under Section 420/34 of the IPC at Faridkot on November 14, 2017. In the case, Maninder Singh of Faridkot had accused Pardeep, his wife and Vikram of duping him of Rs 15 lakh with a promise of selling him a cold store.