Chandigarh: The Vigilance Bureau (VB) Punjab has arrested former minister Sundar Sham Arora for offering a bribe of Rs 50 lakh to an Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of the Bureau on Sunday.
Varinder Kumar, chief director of Vigilance Bureau Punjab, said in this regard FIR no 19 dated 15/10/22 under section 8 of the prevention of corruption act has been registered against the former minister on the statement of Manmohan Kumar AIG VB flying squad Punjab.
He further informed that AIG Manmohan Kumar has complained that Arora met him on October 14 and offered him Rs 1 crore for getting favor in a vigilance inquiry registered against him.
The VB chief further added that the former minister has offered to pay Rs 50 lakh on the next day. e. October 15, and the balance amount at a later date. He informed that the AIG has apprised the chief director who has ordered to the registration of a bribery case against the accused. In this case, Arora has been arrested and Rs 50 lakh has been recovered from him. Further investigation, in this case, is under progress.