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Punjab VB nabs Patwati for taking Rs.4000 bribe in two instalments

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | February 27, 2024 08:10 PM

CHANDIGARH : The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its anti-corruption campaign, on Tuesday has nabbed a revenue Patwari Shubam Bansal, posted at tehsil office, Gidarbaha-2, Sri Muktsar Sahib district red handed for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 4, 000.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the VB said this case has been registered against the above said revenue official on the complaint of Darshan Singh, a resident village Pueri in tehsil Gidarbaha.

Giving details he added that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the above said Patwari has already taken Rs 2, 000 as a bribe in the morning in lieu of mutation of his land and demanding the remaining balance of bribe in the evening.

The spokesperson further added that the VB unit of Bathinda range has investigated the allegations levelled in the complaint and laid a trap in which the accused Patwari has been arrested red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 2, 000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. The VB team recovered the bribe money of Rs 4, 000 from the possession of accused on the spot.

In this regard a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered at VB police station Bathinda range against the above mentioned revenue official. He would be produced in the competent court tomorrow. Further investigation in this case was under progress, he informed.

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