IEP CHANDIGARH AUGUST 31, 2022
Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has arrested two officials posted in Municipal Corporation Faridabad and Waqf Board, Bhiwani red-handed while accepting bribes worth Rs 50,000 and Rs 30,000 respectively. Both have been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Sharing the information here today, the spokesperson of the Bureau said that in the first case, SVB team has caught Taxation Clerk of MCF Taxation branch Kanhaiya Lal accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from the complainant in lieu of reducing the property tax from Rs 26 lakh to Rs 7 lakh.
After the Taxation Clerk sought bribe, the complainant, a resident of Sector 32 Faridabad filed a complaint with the Vigilance Bureau. The SVB acted promptly and conducted a raid and caught the accused official red-handed while accepting the money from the complainant.
The spokesperson further said that in another case Nafish Ahmed, Rent Collector, Waqf Board, Bhiwani has been caught red-handed by the Bureau while accepting bribe of Rs 30,000.
Complainant, a resident of Loharu in Bhiwani told that accused Rent Collector was demanding bribe to settle a land issue, which was leased to him by the Board. The accused told that the land leased to him has been converted into commercial and now Rs 4.5 lakh has to be deposited in the Waqf Board for a revise map. Accused had already taken Rs 15,000.
After the complaint, the Vigilance team laid a trap and arrested the accused Rent Collector taking a bribe of Rs 30,000.
A case has been registered against the accused under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Further investigation is underway.