Chandigarh, September 15: State Vigilance Bureau, during its ongoing crusade against corruption, has been able to nab 8 employees and 1 private person red handed while accepting bribes in 9 different trap cases during the month of August, which includes 2 police personnel, 1 employee of revenue department and 5 from other departments.

Disclosing this, Chief Director-cum-ADGP vigilance bureau Punjab B.K. Uppal said the VB has put up its best efforts to eradicate corruption amongst public servants and others in every sphere during the period. In this direction, the vigilance officers have ensured that suspect did not escape judicial punishment in the various courts in the State, he added.

He said the Bureau has submitted challans pertaining to 15 vigilance cases in various special courts in the last month. Apart from this, 6 vigilance enquires (VEs) have also been registered to thoroughly probe the corruption cases against public servants and registered five cases after probing the VEs.

Giving more details, he informed that special courts have decided two bribery cases filed and contested by the Bureau during the last month, in which Kashmir Singh, ASI, posted at Jalandhar was convicted and sentenced with 5 years imprisonment and fine of Rs. 10,000/- by the Special Judge, Jalandhar.

Similarly, in another case, Baljinder Singh ASI and Bhajan Singh Head Constable posted at Narcotic cell Moga were convicted and sentenced with 4 years imprisonment and fine of Rs. 5,000/- each by the Special Judge, Moga.