Senior superintendent of Vigilance Bureau (VB) Satinder Singh informed that Buta Singh, a company commander (Urban Company) of Punjab Home Guards was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs7,000 from one of his colleagues. He said Buta’s rank is head constable, though currently working as an inspector, adding that the accused was arrested by a VB team led by DSP Bikramjit Singh, DSP Gurpreet Kaur Purewal, and inspector Barjinder Singh. “The complainant Puran Singh, son of Ajmer Singh of Majra village in Khanna tehsil of Ludhiana district, is posted as company commander, Punjab Home Guards Rural, Ludhiana, and is responsible for guards deputed at FCI godowns at Sanghol and Khamano. On July 22, the district commander, Home Guards, had carried out a surprise check, and after finding guards under him absent, Puran was suspended from duty on August 3,” the SSP said. “Buta was handling the departmental inquiry against Puran. He had asked Puran to give him a bribe of Rs7,000 if he wanted the inquiry report to be in his favour. Puran informed the VB as he was to pay the bribe today.” The SSP added that during a raid, Buta was caught red-handed, accepting a bribe of Rs7,000 in the presence of government witnesses. Meanwhile, a case under section 7, and 13(2) of the PC Act 1988 was registered against Buta Singh at VB police station. Further investigations are on.