JALANDHAR: A sub-divisional officer (SDO
), a junior engineer (JE) and a sub-divisional clerk (SDC) of water supply
and sanitation department in Mukerian
were arrested by the Vigilance Bureau for accepting Rs 23,000 as bribe from a maintenance contractor. VB SSP Diljinder Singh Dhilon said the arrests were made after Chabbewal-based contractor Sanjeev Kumar’s complaint against the officials for not clearing his annual maintenance bill of Rs 1.45 lakh in Hajipur
“When Sanjeev met JE Manjeet Singh the latter took him to SDO Gurbachan Singh Dadwaal and the two asked for money,” Dhilon said. “They demanded Rs 25,000 and finally settled for Rs 23,000.” On Tuesday, when Sanjeev went to their office they took him to the office of SDC Navdeep Singh who accepted the marked currency notes and immediately the VB sleuths, led by Dalbir Singh, raided and recovered the currency and arrested the trio.