Lekhpal arrested, Revenue official held for accepting bribe

Muzaffarnagar: A revenue official was arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 here, police said Friday. Lekhpal Sunil Kumar was arrested Thursday after he was caught accepting the bribe from an IAF personnel for measurement of a disputed land, they said.

The IAF personnel had complained to police that Kumar was demanding a bribe of Rs 20,000 for measurement of his land which was in unauthorised possession of some people, an officer of Uttar Pradesh Police’s anti-corruption unit said.

A trap was laid and Kumar was caught accepting the bribe, he said. The IAF personnel had come home on leave to solve the problem of unauthorised possession on his agriculture land, the officer said.

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