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Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann sacks Health Minister Vijay Singla for demanding bribe

BY ANI, May 25, 2022 1:49 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

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Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday said he has sacked Health Minister Vijay Singla from the state Cabinet for demanding a bribe from an official.

In the FIR which was filed on Tuesday, the sacked minister Singla was accused of taking bribes through his OSD Pradeep Kumar.

A case was registered at Phase-8 police station of Mohali against Singla for demanding a bribe from Superintending Engineer (SE) Rajinder Singh posted in Mohali.

According to the FIR, on May 20, Rs 10 lakh was demanded from SE Rajinder Singh and he was asked to pay a commission of 1 per cent of further allotments.

The sacked minister and his OSD were presented before a court and were remanded to police custody till May 27.

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