September 29, 2020

Deputy collector held for taking bribe

Patna: The vigilance investigation bureau arrested a senior deputy collector from Rohtas district on Thursday for allegedly accepting Rs 10,000 as bribe from a woman.

Acting on a complaint, a 9-member team of the vigilance investigation bureau conducted a raid at the office of Gayan Kumar Ram, a senior deputy collector posted as executive magistrate at the sub-divisional office in Rohtas district, and took him into custody.

The raiding team led by deputy superintendent of police Vimlendra Prasad Verma also recovered money that Ram had taken from Shakuntala Devi, a resident of Garbhe village under the jurisdiction of Kargahar police station in Rohtas district, as bribe in lieu of issuing an order in her favour for a three-bigha plot of land.

As soon as Ram accepted the money from Shakuntala, members of the trap team entered the office and arrested him. The vigilance team left for Patna with Ram before other employees could know about the senior deputy collector’s arrest.

Shakuntala had complained to the vigilance bureau’s office in Patna alleging that the senior deputy collector was demanding a bribe to issue an order in her favour on a plot of land. Earlier, the district administration had imposed a ban on farming on the land under provisions of section 144 of IPC.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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