Chandigarh, May 18 (PTI) Sleuths of the vigilance bureau today arrested an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Punjab Police from Tarn Taran town while accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000, an official spokesperson said. Also Read - Diwali 2020 in Ayodhya, Delhi, Amritsar: People Offer Prayers at Golden Temple, Jhandewalan Mandir And Hanuman Garhi - See Pics

ASI Angrej Singh, posted at the Sarai Amanat Khan police station, was arrested red handed based on a complaint filed by Mandeep Singh of Boosey village, he added. Also Read - 20-Year-Old Delhi Woman Poses as Cop & Issues Fake Challans For Covid-19 Violations, Arrested

The complainant had approached the bureau, alleging that the accused was demanding Rs 5,000 for his help in a case, the spokesman said, adding that he had previously handed over Rs 1,500 to the ASI as bribe. Also Read - 'Together in Crisis': Muslims Win Netizens' Hearts as They Donate 330 Quintal Wheat For Golden Temple Langar in Amritsar

After verification, a trap was laid and the accused ASI was arrested while accepting the bribe of Rs 3,000 from the complainant, he said.

A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against him at the VB police station in Amritsar and further investigation was underway, he added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.