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Vigilance Bureau arrests Patwari taking Rs 10,000 bribe for mutation of land

June 22, 2024 04:15 PM
Vigilance Bureau arrests Patwari taking Rs 10,000 bribe for mutation of land

Punjab Newsline, Chandigarh, June 22 -

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), during its on-going campaign against corruption in the state, has apprehended a revenue Patwari Navinderpal, posted at revenue halqa Dhapai, sub tehsil Qadian in Gurdaspur district for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000.

Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the state VB said the above mentioned Patwari has been arrested based on a complaint lodged by Harjap Singh, a resident of village Dhapai in Gurdaspur.

He further informed that the complainant has approached the VB and recoded his statement that the said Patwari had already taken Rs. 2,000/m as bribe and further demanded Rs. 10,000 for mutation of land transferred in the name of complainant's wife.

The spokesperson informed that after a preliminary verification of this complaint the VB team laid a trap and the accused was caught red handed accepting Rs 10,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.

He added that in this regard a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered against the accused at VB police station Amritsar range. The accused would be produced in the competent court tomorrow and further investigation was under progress, he said.

 
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