Punjab Vigilance nabs AETC, CA for taking Rs.2 lakh bribe from Marriage Palace owner

Chandigarh, April 19, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)

State Vigilance Bureau today nabbed an Assistant Excise & Taxation Commissioner (AETC) sales tax (G.S.T) mobile wing Harmeet Singh posted at Hoshiarpur and Chartered Accountant (CA) Raman Sondhi red handed for accepting bribe of Rs. 2,00,000/-.

Disclosing this here an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said the duo AETC and CA were nabbed red handed while accepting bribe of Rs.2,00,000 from complainant Tara Singh of village Talwandi Salan, Hoshiarpur district.

The complainant has approached the VB and said that he is the owner of a marriage palace and the above said AETC has been threatening and demanding bribe of Rs. 7,00,000/- from him to settle his pending GST returns pertaining to last 11 months. He further informed that he had already paid Rs. 3,00,000 to him as a first installment.

After verifying his information, the Vigilance team laid a trap and the accused AETC and CA were arrested on the spot while accepting bribe of Rs. 2,00,000/- of second installment from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.

He informed that a case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused at VB police station Jalandhar and further investigation was under progress.

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