Haryana: Senior IAS officer Vijay Dahiya arrested in corruption case Chandigarh News


Haryana’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday arrested senior IAS officer Vijay Singh Dahiya in connection with a corruption case.

In this case, ACB had arrested a woman Poonam Chopra on April 20 for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 3 lakh. Apart from Poonam, the ACB had registered an FIR against Vijay Dahiya and the Chief Skills Officer (CSO) of the Haryana Skill Development Mission. ) Deepak Sharma

A 2001 batch IAS officer, Dahiya was Commissioner of Skill Development and Industrial Training Department in Haryana when the FIR was registered against him in April this year. A case has been registered against the accused under Section 7 and 7A of the Conspiracy, Extortion and Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

In this case, Ranko Manchanda, a resident of Fatehabad, who runs an educational institution, filed a complaint with the ACB.

In her complaint, Manchanda said: “As a training partner of the Haryana Skill Development Mission, I imparted computer, AC technician and beauty parlor training to poor children. For this I received around Rs 50 lakh from the department. Had to pay.I have been approaching the department for this payment for last three years but no one was listening to me.

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In the FIR, Manchanda further alleged: “CSO Deepak Sharma asked for a bribe of Rs 5 lakh to pay my pending bills. Then Deepak Sharma also told me that ‘if I want to release the bills early. If so, I should meet Poonam Chopra who knows Vijay Dahiya and she will ensure early payment’. I met Poonam Chopra in Panchkula and spoke to her. Will reply later. After some time, Poonam Chopra told me that she had spoken to Vijay Dahiya. He said, ‘I have to pay a bribe of 5 lakh rupees to pay my bill and 5% of it is his share. Hoga’. I said yes, and had already given him Rs 2 lakh. Poonam Chopra also sent Vijay Dahiya WhatsApp messages regarding approval of files for payment. Poonam Chopra told me that ‘if I They will not allow the bills to be approved if they do not pay Rs 3 lakh today (April 20).

On April 20, Manchanda contacted the ACB officials and alleged that Poonam Chopra was pressurizing him for a bribe of Rs 3 lakh.

He also told the cops: “I don’t want to pay this bribe to Poonam Chopra, but want to arrest her red-handed.” Manchanda also said that he had recordings in which the bribe was demanded. After that, the woman was arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs.3 lakh.

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First published: 10-10-2023 at 21:21 IST


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