Chandigarh, Jan 28 (PTI) A revenue official posted in Kapurthala district and his accomplice were arrested on Friday by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau for accepting a bribe of Rs 40,000, officials said.
Sivraj Rana, a resident of Satnampura in Phagwara, had complained that the revenue official and his accomplice had demanded a bribe of Rs 70,000 for registration and mutation of land in the name of his father.
After verifying the complaint, a team of the Vigilance Bureau laid a trap and arrested Sodhi Singh, the revenue official, and his accomplice Kulwinder Kumar while accepting Rs 40,000 as a first instalment from the complainant, the bureau said in a statement.
A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against both the accused, it said. PTI CHS NSD NSD