The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested a Patwari in Jammu in an alleged bribery case on Monday.
The accused, Ashok Kumar, Patwari, was posted in Patwar Halqa Jassore of Tehsil RS Pura in the Jammu district.
A case was registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against the accused on the allegations of demanding a bribe of Rs. 50,000 from the complainant for issuing fard (A document that indicates proof of a property’s ownership) in respect of land owned by his father. However, it was further alleged that the bribe was reduced to Rs 35,000.
To get a valid proof against the Patwari, the Central Bureau of Investigation team laid a trap and caught the accused while demanding and taking the bribe of Rs 35,000.
The accused was then produced before the Court of Special Judge, CBI, Jammu and was remanded to judicial custody.