The Vigilance Bureau (VB) of Jalandhar arrested a naib tehsildar of Dhilwan red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a local resident here on Monday.
Accused Bakshish Singh, who is posted at Dhilwan tehsil complex, was taking bribe for transferring property of the complainant in his son’s name.
According to information, the VB laid a trap to nab the accused following a complaint by Daleep Singh, a resident of Bakarpur village here, that the naib tehsildar had demanded a bribe of Rs 15,000 from him for transferring a well on his son’s name.
He alleged that the naib tehsildar deliberately found some errors in the documents and demanded the bribe for clearing them and transferring the property.
A VB team comprising inspector Dalbir Singh, Major Singh, Rajesh Kumar and some others, nabbed the accused red-handed at his office in the presence of two government witnesses while taking the money. They seized the money and took him into custody.
Major Singh said that they received the complaint on Friday and laid a trap to arrest the accused on Monday.
“We will take police remand of the accused to interrogate and to investigate his property records as well involvement of other persons in the case,” he said.
A case has been registered against the accused under several sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Sources said that people had levelled allegations of corruption against him earlier also but nobody had filed a complaint against the accused. He promoted as naib tehsildar only recently.