LATEST : VB arrests Patwari, his accomplice for taking Rs 3,500 bribe

Vigilance Bureau Punjab
 
*VB arrests Patwari, his accomplice for taking Rs 3,500 bribe*
 
Chandigarh April 10, 2024 – The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state on Wednesday, has arrested a revenue Patwari Sukhwinder Singh Sodhi, posted at Patwarkhana at Sector 32, Chandigarh Road, Ludhiana and his accomplice Amandeep Singh alias Deep, a resident of village Dheri, near Meharban, district Ludhiana for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 3,500.
 
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the state VB said the above mentioned revenue official and his associate (Karinda) have been arrested on a complaint lodged by Telu Ram, Chandar Nagar, Ludhiana.
 
He further informed that the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the said Patwari and his accomplice have been demanding a bribe of Rs 3,500 for issuing Jamabandi record of 30 years pertaining to his plot as he wanted to get a loan from bank.
 
The complainant further alleged that on meeting, the Patwari told him to meet his associate namely Amandeep Singh alias Deep in this regard who has demanded Rs 3,500 as a bribe. Out of which associate of Patwari demanded Rs 500 and balance amount of Rs 3000 would be paid to Patwari. The complainant had made recording of said conversation and submitted it to the VB as an evidence.
 
The spokesperson informed that after a preliminary inquiry about this complaint, a VB team laid a trap in which accused Amandeep Singh alias Deep has been arrested from the parking of above said Patwarkhana red handed while he was accepting a bribe money of Rs 3500 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. At the same time Patwari Sukhwinder Singh Sodhi has also been arrested from his office. 
Both accused would be produced in the competent court tomorrow. Further investigation into this case was under progress, he said.
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