Khanna: Patwari arrested in graft case

The accused has been identified as Ekam Singh of sub division Payal.

By: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published:September 7, 2016 5:25 am
maharashtra, forest officer, maharashtra forest officer, forest officer in maharashtra, corruption case, maharashtra corruption case, corruption case in maharashtra, maharashtra news, latest news, india news The land and revenue department official was allegedly caught red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs 7,000. Representational image.

The vigilance department on Tuesday arrested a patwari (land and revenue department official) in Khanna on Tuesday after he was allegedly caught red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs 7,000.

The accused has been identified as Ekam Singh of sub division Payal.

Vigilance inspector Rajinder Kumar said that Nirmal Singh a resident of Khanna had lodged complaint that accused was demanding bribe from him to change the name in land records of his property.

Following the complaint a trap was laid by the vigilance team and he was caught accepting the bribe in the presence of two witnesses.

A first infromation report has been registered under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.