The Punjab Vigilance Bureau during its anti-corruption campaign on Tuesday, has registered a corruption case against Revenue Patwari Amirk Singh, posted in Revenue Halqa Palla Megha, district Ferozepur and his accomplish Jarnail Singh for demanding bribe of Rs 10,000 and 50,000 respectively.
Giving this information here today, a spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau (VB) said the accused Patwari and his accomplish has been booked under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act after the investigation report prepared on the basis of an online complaint lodged by a complainant Jagtar Singh of village Langiana, Ferozepur district on State Anti-Corruption Helpline. In this regard a FIR has been registered at VB Police Station Ferozepur.
Revealing the details, the spokesperson informed that the complainant has alleged in his complaint that the above mentioned Patwari and his middle man was demanding bribe for mutation of his land. In addition to this the complainant has submitted that the above mentioned private person has demanded Rs 50,000 as a bribe on behalf of Patwari to issue copies of mutation and girdawari of his ancestral land thereby he recorded the conversation on his phone. Further investigation in this case was under progress, he added.
In another case, the VB has registered a bribery case against Aman Masih, Reader to Tehsildar, Ferozpur and Surjit Singh, Circle Kanungo, Halqa Arifke, Ferozpur district.
Giving more details the spokesman informed that the complainant Angrej Singh, village Dulla Singh Wala, Ferozpur has lodged a complaint against the above mentioned accused on the toll-free anti-corruption helpline.
The complainant has alleged that the accused Reader has demanded Rs 20,000 for Tehsildar and Rs. 5000 for himself in lieu of executing the court orders to give him possession of his land. He further alleged that the above said Kanungo had not implemented the possession warrants in this case and in connived with the opposition party.
The spokesperson informed that in this regard a case has been registered after thorough investigation into the complaint under section 7 of prevention of corruption act and under section 420, 465, 466, 468, 471, 120-B of IPC at VB police station, Ferozpur. Further investigation in this case is under progress.