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'Lekhpal' arrested for accepting bribe

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 July 2017, 17:11 IST

A 'lekhpal' (accountant) of the Uttar Pradesh land department was arrested on 13 July 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.

-PTI

First published: 13 July 2017, 17:11 IST
 
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