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Revenue official caught accepting Rs 12.25 lakh bribe

Press Trust of India  |  Batala (Pb) 

A 'Patwari' (revenue official) here was arrested today for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 12.25 lakh from a farmer for mutation of his land, police said.

The 'patwari', Balbir Singh, was arrested for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 12.25 lakh from Rawel Singh, a farmer from Mooliwal village, for the mutation of his agricultural land, SHO Lakhwinder Singh said.

After verification of the complaint a trap was laid today and he was caught accepting the bribe, he said.

He has been booked under Prevention of Corruption Act, he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 23:48 IST