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Araria cop arrested for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe

ARARIA/PATNA: Vigilance sleuths on Thursday arrested Palasi circle officer (CO) Virendra Kumar Singh (58) while he was once allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from one Satyanarayan Yadav (42) at his rented lodging at Shivpuri Colony in Araria district on Thursday.

Vigilance assets mentioned the vigilance staff led by way of DSP Gopal Paswan arrested the CO quickly after he took the bribe from Yadav, who had lodged a complaint in opposition to the officer with the Vigilance Investigation Bureau on January 18.

Sources mentioned an extra quantity of Rs 40,000, which was once hidden under the bed of Singh’s bed, was once additionally recovered by way of the vigilance staff. The CO failed to expose the supply of the seized money.

Vigilance assets mentioned Yadav had constructed a single-storey area in ward number 3 at Dhaphi village underneath Palasi circle, however the CO served him a understand on January 4 at the floor that he had constructed the house illegally by way of encroaching upon the federal government land.

“The CO had directed Yadav to vacate his area and remove all of the buildings he had made at the 1.Five-kattha land. After Yadav introduced the matter to the attention of Araria ADM, the CO was once asked to behavior a fresh inquiry into the case,” assets mentioned, including the CO directed one in every of his juniors to measure the land once more.

“The inquiry record gave a clean chit to Yadav. After the submission of the record, Yadav went to meet the CO at his office. However, the CO demanded Rs 1 lakh from him as bribe to modify his earlier order,” assets mentioned, including Yadav later lodged a complaint with the VIB.

The arrested CO is a resident of Balwa Kunwari village underneath the Sadar police station area in Hajipur.

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