A 'lekhpal' (accountant) of the Uttar Pradesh land department was arrested today by the state anti-corruption bureau while allegedly accepting a bribe from a farmer, police said.
Devi Ram was caught red-handed in the Mant administrative division by the anti-corruption bureau (ACB), while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from the farmer Bramha Prakash Pathak, ACB officer Bhaiya Lal said.
He was arrested following a complaint by the farmer that Ram had demanded a bribe for providing him with a copy of his land records, said the officer.
The accused has been booked under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA), 1988, the officer added.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)