SDM arrested in corruption case
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 18:03
Narnaul: Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Tosham, Satbir Singh Janghu was arrested on Wednesday by a team of State Vigilance Bureau for his alleged involvement in a corruption case. Janghu was arrested from Tosham by a VB team headed by DSP Virender Singh.

The case, registered in August, 2010, relates to the period when the accused, an HCS Officer of 2003 batch, was posted as SDM at Mahendragarh, a VB official said.

A complaint was received by the Vigilance Bureau from Pardeep, resident of district Bhiwani who stated that he was being allegedly harassed to pay bribe for plying his dumper truck from Rajasthan to Haryana.

The vehicle was stopped time and again by Dharamvir, reader to SDM, Mahendragarh who used to allegedly collect bribe from drivers of vehicles and issue challan if the money was not paid.

Dharamvir was using SDM's official vehicle and blank challan book carrying signatures of Janghu.

The complainant was asked to give Rs 7,000 and pay the amount to one Raj Kumar at a way bridge.

Taking action on this complaint, a Vigilance Bureau team accompanied by Surjit Singh, City Magistrate, Narnaul as Duty Magistrate had laid a trap and arrested Raj Kumar red-handed while accepting the money.

During investigations, Raj Kumar admitted of being conduit for receipt of money on behalf of Dharamvir, reader to SDM, Mahendragarh.

Later, Dharamvir had surrendered in a Court and confessed during questioning by the Investigating Officer that he used to pass on the entire ill-gotton money to Janghu, then posted as SDM of Mahendergarh.

The SDM later used to give a part of such money to him for his efforts, the VB official said.

Janghu had also approached Punjab and Haryana High Court for anticipatory bail. However, his petition was dismissed by the Court.


First Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 18:03

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