Patwari arrested for taking bribe of 4 thousand rupees in Tarn Taran through Google Pay

In a recent development, a Patwari named Ranjodh Singh, posted at village Pahuwind in district Tarn Taran, has been arrested by the Vigilance Bureau for accepting a bribe of Rs 4,000 through Google Pay. The arrest was made after a complaint was lodged on the Anti Corruption Portal on June 23. The complainant had alleged that the Patwari had taken the bribe in exchange for issuing a copy of the Jamabandi of the registered land in the name of the father. The copy of the Jamabandi was required to obtain a loan from the bank on the land.
The Vigilance Bureau conducted a preliminary investigation and subsequently arrested the Patwari. A case has been registered against him under the sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The accused will be produced in court and remanded.
This incident highlights the issue of corruption in the system and the need for strict measures to prevent such malpractices. The use of digital payment methods like Google Pay for accepting bribes is a new trend that needs to be addressed. It is commendable that the complainant used the Anti Corruption Portal to report the incident, and the Vigilance Bureau acted promptly to arrest the accused.

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