Chandigarh August 5:State Vigilance Bureau, in a drive against corruption in public life, arrested 15 Non-Gazetted Officers (NGOs) in 14 different cases last month and was able to secure the conviction of one Gazetted Officer in a graft case.
Disclosing this here today Mr. Harcharn Singh Bhullar, 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. During the month of July, VB had registered 4 criminal cases against the suspected officials to probe into the allegations.
Giving details he added that in the last month, the court of Mr. G.S Gill Special Judge Nawan Shahar had convicted DDPO Nawan Shahar Mr. Parminderjit Singh Sodhi after founding him guilty on graft charges and imprisoned him for two years jail term with Rs. 3000/- fine. In case of default in depositing fine, the accused has to undergo three months more imprisonment.