Punjab: Patwari arrested red-handed while accepting bribe
Aiming to curb the menace of corruption in the state, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Thursday nabbed a Patwari Kabal Singh, posted in revenue halqua Raajia, tehsil Ajnala, Amritsar district red handed for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 6,000.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of VB said the above said Patwari was arrested on the complaint of Pargat Singh, resident of village Dhaliwal Kaler, Tehsil Ajnala.
Giving more details he informed that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the above said Patwari has been demanding a bribe of Rs. 6,000 for making correction in the mutation of land belonging to his relatives.
After verifying the allegation in the complaint, a VB team from Amritsar range laid a trap and the accused Patwari was caught red handed accepting a bribe of Rs. 6,000 and tainted money recovered from him in the presence of two official witnesses.
He informed that a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered against the accused at VB police Amritsar and further investigation was under progress.