ANI Photo | Punjab: Vigilance Bureau arrests two imposters posing as journalists

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has taken two individuals into custody on Friday for extorting Rs 50,000 in the form of a bribe from a government official by posing as journalists.
According to an official statement from the Punjab Vigilance Bureau, “The two individuals have been identified as Amrit Pal Singh and Jatinder Singh.”
“In a resolute crackdown on corruption within the state, the Vigilance Bureau Punjab made a significant arrest on Friday by apprehending two individuals extorting Rs 50,000 as a bribe from a government official under the guise of being journalists,” said the release.
A spokesperson for the VB informed that the two accused imposters, who posed as media persons, were identified as Amrit Pal Singh, son of Darshan Singh from Pathreri village, and Jatinder Singh, son of Surjit Singh from Roopnagar district.
As per the official release, both were arrested following a complaint lodged by PSPCL Junior Engineer (JE) Som Nath.
He further added that the JE approached the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of VB at SAS Nagar headquarters, alleging that two individuals representing themselves as journalists had been threatening him with the release of a video clip on social media platforms unless he paid them Rs 50,000.
Following a preliminary investigation of the complaint, the EOW unit executed a successful operation, arresting both impostors while accepting Rs 50,000 as bribe money from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses, said the release.
He further informed that a case has been registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act against both so-called journalists at VB Flying Squad-1, SAS Nagar police station.
The release further said that both accused would be presented in the competent court tomorrow to seek their police remand for further investigation into the matter, uncovering their modus operandi, and scrutinizing the so-called social media channel they claimed to operate.
Further investigation in this case is underway

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