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UP govt suspends five officials for seeking bribe for farm loan waiver

An FIR has been lodged against four lekhpals and a fair price shop owner

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Loan waiver of farmers was promised by the BJP
Loan waiver of farmers was promised by the BJP

government has suspended five revenue department employees for seeking bribe for the waiver scheme launched by it.

Acting on reports claiming that state revenue officials (lekhpal) were seeking bribe for verification of loans in two districts, the four employees were suspended in Gonda while a trainee lekhpal was suspended in Mathura yesterday, a senior official said.


An FIR has been lodged against four lekhpals and a fair price shop owner in Gonda, he said.

Action in Gonda was taken on the basis of a complaint, he added.

On Thursday, Chief Minister had launched the "Rin Mochan Yojna" (loan waiver scheme) with the distribution of certificates here.

Loan waiver of farmers was promised by the BJP in its assembly election manifesto.

First Published: Sat, August 19 2017. 11:57 IST
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