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Vigilance Bureau arrests Deed Writer, his assistant for accepting Rs 225000 bribe

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, May 23

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state has apprehended Kawarpal Singh (K.P) Vasika Navis (Deed Writer), working at Sub Division Qadian, Gurdaspur district and his assistant for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 225000.

Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the state VB said the above mentioned Deed Writer and his private assistant have been arrested on the basis of an online complaint lodged by Kulwant Singh, a resident of village Sherpur, tehsil Batala, Gudaspur district (now residing in Britain) on the Chief Minister Anti Corruption Action Line portal.

He further informed that the complainant has alleged in his complaint that said Vasika Navis had obtained a bribe of Rs 225000 from him in lieu of transferring ownership name (mutation) of their ancestral land in his name. Besides, his typist namely Sunny, had also demanded Rs 70,000 from him for entering the said mutation.

The spokesperson informed that during investigation of this complaint it was proved that the said Vasika Navis has taken a bribe of Rs 225000 in three installments from the complainant for the above said motive. It was also found that his private assistant namely Sunny working in his office, had demanded Rs 70,000 from the complainant. Subsequently, both the accused have been arrested and role of concerned halqua Patwari and Naib Tehsildar would also be probed.

He added that in this regard a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered at VB police station Amritsar range. Further investigation into this case was under progress.

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