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Punjab jail superintendent arrested for corruption

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

The State Vigilance Bureau on Thursday arrested the district Davinder Singh in a corruption case from the jail premises.

"The accused jailer, in connivance with jail officers Gurjeet Singh Brar, and prisoner Pawan Kumar, were collecting money from prisoners to the tune of Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 in lieu of changing their barracks/cells at their sweet will, allowing to use cell phones, intoxicants/drugs and meetings of their relatives without making entry to the jail register and giving relaxation from the manual work inside the jail," an of the Vigilance Bureau (VB) said here.

In this case the VB had already nabbed and prisoner Pawan Kumar, incharge of the jail canteen, red handed in December 2017.

The fourth accused is still at large. The said that during investigation of the accused, the bureau has recovered a register having details of money collected from the prisoners and was maintained by the accused prisoner at the behest of the

"Accused has confessed that he was sharing the money with the jail officials," the said.

Jails in are notorious for availability of drugs, illegal use of and for and misuse of other facilities.



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 21:46 IST