Punjab: IAS Officer Sanjay Popli Arrested in Bribery Case
Popli allegedly sought 1% commission from a contractor of a sewerage project in Nawanshahr during the Congress regime.
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Monday arrested director, pensions, Sanjay Popli in a corruption case.
The 2008-batch Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer was arrested in a bribery case pertaining to the allotment of tenders when he was posted as the chief executive officer of the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board. Sandeep Wats, who was posted as the assistant secretary on the board, has also been arrested.
According to the Vigilance Bureau, the arrest was made on the basis of a complaint filed by a Karnal-based government contractor, Sanjay Kumar, against Popli and Wats, accusing them of demanding a 1% kickback for clearance of bills for tenders allotted for laying a sewerage pipeline at Nawanshahr.