Woman patwari nabbed for graft

Woman patwari nabbed for graft

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 20

The Vigilance Bureau of Ludhiana nabbed a woman patwari while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000. She was taking bribe to provide some property record to a local resident.

The arrested patwari has been identified as Ashna, deployed at the Bhanohar circle under Dakha tehsil.

In a statement, Senior Superintendent of Police, Economic Offence Wing, Vigilance Bureau, Ludhiana, Gurpreet Kaur said Baljinder Kaur of Bhanohar had complained that she had given an application in the Revenue Department for getting her 30-year-old property record and application was marked to patwari Ashna.

When the applicant approached the patwari, she demanded Rs 5,000 bribe for providing the record.

The SSP said today sleuths of the Vigilance Department laid a trap and when the complainant handed over the bribe to the patwari, she was arrested and bribe was also recovered.

A case under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against the patwari. —

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