Ludhiana

Addl Public Prosecutor arrested in Ludhiana taking Rs 10K bribe

The Hush Post, Ludhiana: The Vigilance Bureau sleuths on Wednesday arrested an Additional Public Prosecutor (APP) red-handed in Ludhiana while allegedly taking Rs 10,000 bribe from a man.

The arrested APP has been identified as Jatinder Singh Chahal. According to Vigilance Bureau, APP Jatinder Singh Chahal was demanding a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a person Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Miller Ganj in Ludhiana in lieu of not pressing with arguments over a plea which had been filed by Gurpreet Singh to discharge him from a case which was registered by the Division number 2 police and which is being tried by the court of a local court.

According to Vigilance Bureau officials, the APP was demanding a bribe of Rs 20,000 from Gurpreet Singh for not arguing against his plea. Finally, a deal was settled according to which Gurpreet Singh had to pay Rs 10,000 to the APP. And Gurpreet Singh reported the matter to the Vigilance Bureau which laid a trap to nab the APP.

On Wednesday, when Gurpreet Singh came to give the bribe money to the APP in the Feroze Gandhi Market adjoining the District Courts Complex, the Vigilance sleuths arrested the APP red-handed while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 in a car. The accused APP has been booked in a case under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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