Chandigarh, Dec 6 – The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) apprehended Manoj Kumar Srivastava, Manager, Milk Procurement, at Milk Plant Mohali, caught red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 on Tuesday. The arrest followed a complaint filed by Sukhbir Singh, who oversees milk collection tankers for a private company at the Milk Plant.
Singh alleged that Srivastava, a state cooperative department official, demanded the bribe in exchange for assigning optimal routes to the tankers collecting milk from various locations. According to the complainant, the Manager had already received Rs 50,000 for the same purpose.
The VB Flying Squad unit in Mohali conducted an investigation, confirming the allegations, and subsequently set up a trap. Srivastava was arrested red-handed while accepting the bribe in the presence of two official witnesses.
A case has been registered at the VB police station in Mohali against Srivastava, who is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. Further investigation into the matter is underway.