New Delhi: A revenue official, posted in the South West district Deputy Commissioner’s office, was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Branch for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 5 lakh from a farm house owner.
“A case has been registered by the Anti-Corruption Branch against a Patwari, who was working in Deputy Commissioner, South West’s office, after he was caught accepting a bribe yesterday,” Special Commissioner of Police, ACB, M K Meena said.
The ACB had received a complaint from one Navin Jain, who alleged that Patwari Sanjay Kumar Solanki had demanded a bribe of Rs 5 lakh in connection with handling a complaint against his farmhouse. He alleged that Solanki had been frequently visiting their farmhouse and threatening to get it demolished on the pretext of a complaint of misuse of agricultural land and illegal construction.
The patwari demanded Rs 5 lakh but later reduced the amount to Rs 3.5 lakh, the complainant alleged.
The complainant then called Solanki to his office at Nehru Place to give him the first installment of Rs 2 lakh, when he was arrested by the ACB officials and a case was registered, official said.