Punjab Vigilance Bureau Arrests Patwari in Corruption Case

Rozana Spokesman

News, Punjab

Patwari has taken Rs 24,000 as a bribe in installments: Complainant

Vigilance Bureau

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its anti-corruption campaign, has arrested a revenue Patwari Prem Kumar, posted at Nawanshahar, SBS district for demanding a bribe of Rs 24,000.

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. Divulging details, he added that the complainant Amarjit Singh, resident of Karnana, tehsil Banga, has alleged that the Patwari has taken Rs 24,000 as a bribe in installments in lieu of mutation of land belonging to his father and his uncle.

He further added that the complainant has recorded the conversation on his mobile while the accused Patwari was demanding this bribe. The spokesperson said 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 revenue official after finding him guilty for demanding and accepting a bribe money.  Further investigation in this case was under progress.