Senior Assistant Of Health Department Punjab Mini Secretariat Arrested Receiving Bribe Amount Behest Of Under Secretary

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Faridkot July 1, 2020 ( Wishavwarta)-Today, a Medical officer, Civil Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab visited PS-Vigilance and gave complaint that he is working as Medical Officer in Civil Hospital Faridkot, Punjab and he has been selected for M.D/M.S at PGI, Chandigarh as sponsored candidate. For this purpose NOC has been signed and forwarded from Director Health Services to Punjab Secretariat. Today he visited the Health Department, Punjab Mini Secretariat to seek the status of his NOC where he met one Mr. Shah who demanded Rs. 15000/- for issuance of NOC. Since complainant did not want to give bribe amount, so he came to Police Station Vigilance and gave complaint in this regard. Accordingly a trap was laid at the backside of Punjab Mini Secretariat and accused was arrested while accepting the bribe. The bribe amount has been recovered from the possession of accused. During investigation, the name of accused was established as Surinderjit Singh Shah working as Senior Assistant in the Health Department, Punjab Mini Secretariat. Accused has been arrested receiving the bribe amount at the behest of Under secretary  whose role is being investigated by IO.