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Vigilance bureau arrests Patwari for demanding bribe Rs 15,000

PUNJAB NEWS LINE | March 15, 2023 05:40 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its anti-corruption campaign has arrested revenue Patwari Parveen Kumar, posted at revenue halqua, Phagwara city, Kapurthala district for demanding a bribe of Rs 15, 000.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the VB said this case has been registered against the above said revenue official after investigation of an online complaint lodged at the Chief Minister's anti-corruption action line.

Giving details he added that the complainant Ranvir Kaur, resident of Nehru Nagar, Phagwara, now living at Slough, United Kingdom, has alleged that the above said Patwari has demanded Rs 15, 000 as a bribe in lieu of mutation of her house after the demise of her husband and making correction in the names. She further added that the accused Patwari has already taken Rs 25, 000 and asking for more money in this regard.

The spokesperson added that the VB unit of Jalandhar range has investigated the allegations levelled in the complaint and registered a corruption case at VB police station Jalandhar against the above mentioned revenue official after finding him guilty for demanding and accepting a bribe money. He would be produced in the competent court tomorrow. Further investigation in this case was under progress, he informed.


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