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Barnala: Tehsil office employee caught taking bribe

Had sought Rs 40K to facilitate land registration

Barnala: Tehsil office employee caught taking bribe

Mehal Kalan tehsil official Kulbir Singh in custody of the Vigilance Bureau on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAJESH SACHAR



Tribune News Service

Patiala, February 28

A team of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau, Patiala Range, today caught Kulbir Singh, a technical assistant with Mehal Kalan Tehsildar’s office in Barnala district, allegedly for taking a bribe of Rs 35,000 in lieu of land registration.

Sharing details, a spokesperson for the bureau said the case had been registered on the basis of a complaint filed by Sanjeev Singh, a resident of Mehal Kalan.

Sanjeev had alleged that the official had demanded Rs 40,000 to facilitate the land registration.

Following a preliminary investigation into the complaint, the Vigilance Bureau team caught the employee while taking a bribe of Rs 35,000 from the complainant.

A case has been registered against the suspect under anti-corruption laws at the Vigilance Bureau, Range Patiala. He would be presented before the court. The role of other officials/employees would also be investigated during the probe.

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