Chandigarh, August 17–Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has caught Vipin Chanda, Superintending Engineer, Construction circle, Dakshin Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd., Faridabad, red handed while accepting an illegal gratification of Rs. 50,000 from one Varun Sheokand a resident of Sector-9, Faridabad.
While stating this here today, Mr Shriniwas Vashisht, Director, State Vigilance Bureau said that Vipin Chanda also arrested on the spot. A First Information Report dated August 16, 2011 was registered under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act against the accused in the Police Station of State Vigilance Bureau at Gurgaon.
The accused was produced in the court of JMIC, Faridabad today and remanded to Police custody for two days. The Bureau would also investigate about the disproportionate assets of the accused officer. The culprit officer had demanded the bribe in lieu of letting the complainant continue contracted work as the project was being supervised by him. He had demanded Rs. 2.10 lakh that is three per cent of contract amount allotted to the complainant for construction of Pali Sub Division, Faridabad of Rs. 70 lakh. The accused Superintending Engineer had already taken bribe money of Rs. one lakh from the complainant and further demanded the rest of bribe money.