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VB nabs revenue official taking Rs. 1-lakh bribe

HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times  MOGA/CHANDIGARH, July 24, 2014
First Published: 22:51 IST(24/7/2014) | Last Updated: 22:53 IST(24/7/2014)

The Punjab vigilance bureau (VB) on Thursday arrested a senior revenue official, naib tehsildar Bachittar Singh Dhadda, red-handed while accepting Rs. 1 lakh as bribe in his office at Dharamkot in Moga.

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A trap was laid following a complaint from Harpreet Singh, a farmer from Kishanpura Kalan village in Moga, that the naib tehsildar was demanding `4 lakh for releasing registry papers of his newly purchased land, a VB spokesman here said. The trap was laid by the VB’s Mohali flying squad team who arrested the accused senior official while he was accepting the money in his office.

A case under sections 7 and 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against the naib tehsildar at Mohali, said superintendent of police (vigilance) Hargobind Singh.

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