2 Waqf Board officers caught taking bribe

2 Waqf Board officers caught taking bribe

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Chandigarh, November 21

The State Vigilance Bureau (SVB), Haryana, has caught Alokpanth, Estate Officer, and Naseer, Rent Collector, of Waqf Board, Rohtak, red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000.

A bureau spokesman said that Harish Kumar, a resident of Meham, submitted a complaint to the Vigilance Bureau that he had applied for taking a 220 sq yard plot on rent under the Waqf Board.

Initially, these officials demanded bribe of Rs 1.6 lakh but after negotiation, the deal was struck for Rs 50,000.

On receiving the complaint, a criminal case was registered. The team of Vigilance Bureau carried out a raid and caught accused Naseer and Alokpanth red-handed in the presence of Duty Magistrate Suresh Chander, Naib Tehsildar, Rohtak. Both the accused were produced in court. — TNS

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