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Vigilance Bureau arrests improvement trust law officer for taking Rs 8 lakh bribe

Chandigarh: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its anti-corruption campaign on Thursday, arrested advocate Gautam Majithia, posted as Law Officer, Improvement Trust Amritsar for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 8 lakh.

          Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the VB said the above said law officer, a resident of Green Field, Majitha Road, Amritsar has been arrested on the complaint of Jatinder Singh, a resident of Partap Avenue, Amritsar who have lodged a complaint on the Chief Minister's Anti Corruption Action Line in this regard.

          Giving details he added that the said complainant has alleged in his online complaint that the above said law officer had taken Rs  8 lakh in lieu of release of 20 percent compensation more for acquisition of his land on the directions of district court amounting to Rs 20 lakh. The complainant has recorded the conversation with the advocate regarding payment of bribe money which was submitted to the VB as an evidence.

          The spokesperson informed that the VB range Amritsar has investigated the complaint and arrested the accused law officer after finding him guilty for taking a bribe of Rs 8 lakh from the complainant.

          In this regard a case under section Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused advocate at VB police station Amritsar range. Further investigation in this case was under progress.



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