Patwari caught taking Rs 40,000 bribe

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 May 2018 10:49:57


Staff Reporter

A TEAM of Lokayukta Police special establishment, Jabalpur, caught a Patwari red-handed while taking bribe of Rs 40,000 for demarcation of land in Karmeta, Panagar, on Tuesday.
The accused has been identified as Gyanendra Dwivedi, posted as Patwari, Halka Karmeta in Panagar. Officers nabbed the accused Gyanendra Dwivedi, when he was taking bribe of Rs 40,000 from complainant, Surendra Kumar Tiwari, a resident of Garha Phatak, Jabalpur. According to Lokayukta police, Superintendent of Police, they received a complaint from Surendra Kumar Tiwari that he had purchased five acres of agriculture land in Kachnari village under Halka Karmeta in Panagar. He submitted an application at Tehsil Office for demarcation of land and contacted Patwari named Gyanendra Dwivedi who demanded bribe of Rs 40,000 for demarcation of his land. Acting on the complaint, a team of Lokayukta police fielded appellant to collect evidences.

Once the information was confirmed, Lokayukta police team reached Patwari Office and trapped the officer of Government Department red-handed when he was taking first instalment of Rs 20,000 from the appellant. Lokayukta police haveregistered a case against the accused under relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, while further investigations are underway. During the trap, Lokayukta police team comprised DSP J P Verma, Inspector, Swapnil Das, Inspector, Manju Tirkey, Constable, Juber Khan, Constable, Atul Shrivastava and Constable Rakesh Vishwakarma.