IEP Chandigarh, June 28
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has nabbed a Patwari Gurpreet Singh posted at Revenue Halqa Bhullar in Sri Muktsar Sahib district and his private assistant (PA) Kuldeep Singh for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 18,000.The accused Patwari has been arrested on the complaint of Gurpal Singh resident of village Bhullar.Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the VB said that the complainant Gurpal Singh had lodged a complaint with VB unit, Sri Muktsar Sahib of VB Bathinda Range that Patwari had demanded a bribe of Rs.18,000 for transferring the ancestral land in the name of Gurpal Singh (the Complainant) and his brother after the death of their father. The accused revenue official asked him to hand over the said amount to his personal assistant Kuldeep Singh in order to get the job done.The spokesperson informed that after a preliminary investigation of this complaint, a VB team laid a trap and arrested both the accused persons on the spot while accepting a bribe of Rs.18,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.In this regard, a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused Patwari and his PA at Police Station VB, Bathinda Range. Further investigation in this case was under progress.