Water Resources Department Babu Arrested For Taking Bribe

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The team of Anti-Corruption Bureau Sriganganagar on Thursday caught red-handed senior assistant of Water Resources Department Rajesh Kumar Arora taking a bribe of five thousand rupees in lieu of copying the approved account of agricultural land of a farmer. The accused is a resident of Puja Colony of Sriganganagar.

By: kamlesh

Published: 14 Oct 2021, 07:21 PM IST

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Shri Ganga Nagar. The team of Anti-Corruption Bureau, Sriganganagar on Thursday caught red handed senior assistant of Water Resources Department Rajesh Kumar Arora taking a bribe of Rs. The accused is a resident of Puja Colony of Sriganganagar.

ACB Deputy Superintendent of Police Bhupendra Kumar Soni said that the name of the complainant has been kept confidential. The complainant had lodged a complaint with the ACB on Wednesday. It was told that the complainant has agricultural land in Shrikaranpur area, Chak 48F. For 9-10 years, there was a dispute over the pucca khat in this land. The Water Resources Department made the approved account against the map. On the protest of the complainant, the Executive Engineer Office of the Water Resources Department passed the order. To get a copy of this order, the farmer contacted Rajesh Kumar Arora, Senior Assistant in the North Block Office, Executive Engineer, Water Resources Department. If he asked for two thousand rupees in lieu of these imitations, he gave one thousand rupees twice.

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Arora was now adamant to take seven thousand i.e. five thousand rupees more for this copy. However, the farmer had duly applied for taking the copy. The victim informed the ACB about demanding a bribe of seven thousand rupees in lieu of copying. When the bureau got this complaint verified, it was confirmed that senior assistant Rajesh Kumar son Roshan Lal Arora, resident of Pooja Colony, is pressurizing him to take five thousand rupees as bribe. On this, the ABC team laid a trap at 5 pm on Thursday evening to nab the accused Babu.

Senior assistant Rajesh took bribe money from the farmer like he was caught by the ACB team in the pocket of paint. When his hands were washed, the invisible color on the notes came to the fore. The action was taken under the leadership of Deputy Superintendent of ACB Bhupendra Soni and CI Vijendra Seela.





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