They had been evading arrest for over 16 months before they were arrested in a corruption case against Punjab Roadways

They had been evading arrest for over 16 months before they were arrested in a corruption case against Punjab Roadways
They had been evading arrest for over 16 months before they were arrested in a corruption case against Punjab Roadways

A 16-month-old corruption case has led to the arrest of two retired Punjab Roadways inspectors by the state Vigilance Bureau.

Raj Kumar Raju of Pathankot and Tarsem Singh of Hoshiarpur have been identified as the accused. Tarsem Singh was posted at the Jalandhar depot, while Raju was posted at the Punjab Roadways depot in Amritsar.

Vigilance booked them for altering the timings of passenger buses running from the bus stops and benefiting private buses in lieu of bribes.

As a result of bribes, the two former employees altered the departure times of government buses in order to benefit private buses, said Varinder Singh, SSP Vigilance.

The accused has evaded arrest since the Vigilance Bureau registered a case under Sections 7, 7 -A of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Section 120-B of the Indian Penal Code on April 30, 2021.

When the vigilance arrived in Gurdaspur, Raj Kumar was hiding at the house of his brother. Tarsem was surrendering when the vigilance arrived. Further interrogation is underway for both of them.