Lawyer held tak­ing bribe for govt of­fi­cial

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - PUNJAB - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­ n

The Pun­jab Vig­i­lance Bureau (VB) on Thurs­day caught an ad­vo­cate red-handed while ac­cept­ing a bribe of ₹7,000 on be­half of a naib tehsil­dar and his reader in Mansa. All the three have been booked for cor­rup­tion.

A bureau spokesper­son said that ad­vo­cate Suresh Ku­mar, work­ing at the Bareta tehsil com­plex in Mansa dis­trict, was caught on the com­plaint of Gur­jtej Singh. The com­plainant had ap­proached Ramesh Ku­mar, naib tehsil­dar, Bareta, for mu­ta­tion of his agri­cul­tural land and the lat­ter asked him to con­tact his reader Jas­pal Singh and the ad­vo­cate for com­ple­tion of mu­ta­tion doc­u­ments. He said that they al­legedly de­manded bribe on be­half of the naib tehsil­dar for mu­ta­tion of the land.

A vig­i­lance team laid a trap and the ac­cused was caught while ac­cept­ing the bribe from the com­plainant in the pres­ence of two of­fi­cial wit­nesses, said the spokesman. A case un­der sec­tions 7, 13 (2) of the Pre­ven­tion of Cor­rup­tion Act and 120-B of the IPC has been reg­is­tered against naib tehsil­dar, reader and ad­vo­cate at the VB po­lice sta­tion here. Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on.

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