One Gazetted Officer and 16 NGOs nabbed for corruption

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Chandigarh, Sep 2 (UNI) State Vigilance Bureau nabbed one Gazetted Officers (GO) and 16 Non-Gazetted Officers (NGOs) in various corruption cases last month and was able to secure the conviction of five accused in different such cases.

SSP-cum-Joint Director (Admn) Vigilance Bureau Harcharn Singh Bhullar said here today that the Bureau that the month of August, VB had registered 4 criminal cases, three Vigilance inquiries and one disproportionate assets case against the suspected officials to probe into the allegations.

In the last month, the Special courts had convicted six accused including five NGOs after finding them guilty on graft charges and imprisoned one year to two years jail terms with fine.

In case of default in depositing fine, the accused have to undergo more imprisonment.

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