Maha: Revenue official among 3 held for taking bribe

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Nagpur, Jun 29 (PTI) The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday arrested three persons, including a revenue department official, while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 7,000 from a person here in Nagpur district, police said.

The accused were identified by the police as Sanjay Bhagwan Padwar (31), a talathi (revenue official), Kishore Bisan Wankhede (52), a kotwal (a low-run government official), and private individual Laxmi Narayan Ramchandra Potbhare (41).

According to the police, the complainant in the case, a resident of adjoining Bhandara district, had submitted an application with the Tehsil office at Mauda in Nagpur district for changes in 7/12 utara (extract), a crucial land document.

Talathi Padwar allegedly demanded Rs 7,000 from the complainant over the phone for processing his request, they said.

The man approached the ACB' Bhandara unit and lodged a complaint.

ACB sleuths laid a trap and arrested Padwar and the two others, who were also part of the bribe demand, the police said. PTI COR RSY RSY

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