Chandigarh September 2:State Vigilance Bureau, in a drive against corruption in public life, nabbed one Gazetted Officers (GO) 16 Non-Gazetted Officers (NGOs) in 16 different cases last month and was able to secure the conviction of five accused in different cases.
Disclosing this here today Mr. Harcharn Singh Bhullar, SSP-cum-Joint Director (Admn.) Vigilance Bureau Punjab said that Bureau has put up its best efforts to eradicate corruption amongst public servants and others in every sphere in the State. In this direction, the Vigilance officers have registered trap cases, disproportionate assets cases and criminal cases and ensured that suspect did not escape judicial punishment in the various courts in the State.
He said that during the month of August, VB had registered 4 criminal cases, three Vigilance enquiries and one disproportionate assets case against the suspected officials to probe into the allegations. In the last month, the Special courts had convicted six accused including five NGOs after founding them guilty on graft charges and imprisoned one year to two years jail terms with fine. In case of default in depositing fine, the accused have to undergo more imprisonment.