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VIGILANCE BUREAU ARRESTS ROOPNAGAR CIVIL SURGEON



Chandigarh: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has arrested Dr. Parminder Kumar, Civil Surgeon (Retd.), Roopnagar for coercing his subordinate doctors to give bribes in the form of cash and kind.

Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the state VB said this case has been registered following verification of a complaint lodged by Dr. Naresh Kumar on the Chief Minister Anti-Corruption Helpline.

 

He further added that during investigation of this complaint, the VB has was found that above mentioned Civil Surgeon used to harass his subordinate doctors through issuance of unnecessary show-cause notices, unauthorized orders for deputation, etc., in order to get money from them as bribes. It was also established that the accused had demanded bribes from the doctors during a meeting on 21.10.2021 whereupon one Dr. Tarsem Singh gave him Rs. 10,000. Moreover, he also took Rs. 20,000 each through Dr Satwinder Pal and Dr Vikrant Saroa as well as made the complainant to pay electricity bill of Rs. 2,764 for his residential quarter. Apart from the above, the regular expenses of Dr. Parminder Kumar did not match his carry-home salary.

 

In this regard a FIR No. 14, dated 15.03.2024 has been registered against Dr. Parminder Kumar under Prevention of Corruption Act at police station VB range Ludhiana. Further investigation into this case is under progress, he added.

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