Panipat, June 1
A particular staff of the State Vigilance Bureau (SVB), Rohtak unit, caught the chief sanitary inspector (CSI) of the Panipat Municipal Company (MC) red-handed whereas accepting a bribe of Rs 13.70 lakh for clearing the payments of Rs 1.37 crore of a non-public agency.
The staff caught the accused, Sudhir Kumar, close to the fireplace brigade workplace on the NH-44 late on Monday night time and produced in a courtroom on Tuesday.
In his criticism to the SVB, Chankit Dalal, administrative officer, IND Sanitation and Answer Firm, mentioned the tender for street sanitisation in Panipat, Rohtak, Bahadurgarh, Sonepat and Panchkula had been awarded to them. Sudhir reportedly spoke to Krishan Kumar, firm director, on his cellphone and demanded 10 per cent fee as bribe in lieu of passing the excellent payments of Rs 1.37 crore and additional extending the tender, he mentioned.
“I additionally produced a pen drive with the recording of the telephone dialog between the agency director and the CSI to the SVB,” he added.
Following the criticism, a case beneath Part 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered within the SVB police station in Karnal and a staff headed by DSP Nar Singh has been constituted. Krishan Kumar, Panipat ITI principal, and Archana, ITI helper, have been appointed because the obligation Justice of the Peace and shadow witness, respectively.
Mayor Avneet Kaur mentioned: “The incident shouldn’t have occurred as we’re strongly in opposition to corruption within the MC and are working beneath the zero-tolerance coverage.” Earlier too, I had raised corruption points a number of occasions, she added. Sudhir was working within the MC for the previous 20 years and he even bought an extension after his retirement from the identical place. — TPR