Vigilance Bureau arrests deed writer for demanding Rs 10,000 bribe : The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state, on Thursday, arrested deed writer (vasika navees) Jaspal Singh, a resident of Mohalla Kot Mangal Singh, Shimlapuri, Ludhiana for demanding a bribe of Rs 10,000 in the name of revenue officials.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the state VB said this case has been registered against the accused on the basis of an investigation of a complaint lodged at the Chief Minister Anti-Corruption Action Line, by Balwinder Singh, a resident of Ishar Nagar, Ludhiana.
The complainant informed in his online complaint that he had got registered a sale deed of his plot situated at New Janta Nagar, Ludhiana from the office of Sub Registrar Ludhiana Central on 07.11.2023. The above mentioned deed writer was pressurising him to pay a bribe money of Rs 10,000 for accomplishing his work from the officials of Sub Registrar Ludhiana Central.
The complainant has recorded the conversation taken place with said accused Jaspal Singh and filed this online complaint with audio evidence to the VB.
He further informed that during investigation it has came to light that the said accused was demanding a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant in the name of revenue officials for getting done the sale deed of plot in question. The role of officials of Sub Registrar (Central) Ludhiana would be examined during the probe, he added.
In this regard a corruption case has been registered against the said accused under Prevention of Corruption Act at VB Police Station Ludhiana range. Further investigation into this case was under progress, he added.