Bribe-for-job scam rocks Punjabi varsity, - Rs 2.25 lakh

Role of insiders under scanner, says Patiala police

In a bribe-for-job scam worth lakhs, investigations by Patiala police have unearthed a racket involving three Fatehgarh Sahib residents and unidentified insiders in Punjabi University here for accepting money and promising peon's job to the victims. Police has registered an FIR against three persons, including a woman. The role of an unidentified clerk with the university is suspected.

According to the FIR, the accused Major Khan, his wife Soni and brother Mustaq Khan, residents of village Akrhi in Fatehgarh Sahib, allegedly accepted Rs 2.25 lakh from a few applicants interested in getting a job in the university. The FIR further states that an unidentified clerk from the university was providing the accused with inside information and was instrumental in proving to the victims that the accused had a say in the university.

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