Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrests 2 FCI officials in corruption case

May 21, 2021 11:05 PM STI

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], May 21 (ANI): On The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Friday arrested two officials from the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and an individual in connection with a corruption case in Sangrur district.
A spokesperson for the State Vigilance Bureau said technical assistant (TA) Om Parkash and deputy director (AM) Amit Kumar stationed at FCI Sunam depot and an individual named Paramjeet Sharma were arrested following to the complaint of Sikanderjeet Singh of Patiala. I
n this case, another accused Naresh Kumar, quality controller at FCI fled.

The spokesperson said that the complainant contacted the office and informed that the above defendants demanded 25,000 rupees per truck instead of carrying out quality control of rice and storage at FCI godown Sunam in Sangrur district. .
After checking the facts, the vigilance team caught defendant Om Parkash in the act in the presence of two official witnesses. Subsequently, Vigilance staff also arrested Amit Kumar and his accomplice, Paramjit Singh for having accepted the amount of the bribe. “
T bureau registered a corruption case against the four defendants under the Corruption Prevention Act in Punjab Vigilance Office at Patiala Police Station.
Other investigations are underway and vigilance has dispatched teams to catch the fugitive officials in this corruption affair. (ANI)

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