New Delhi: Two government officials have
been sentenced to two years in jail by a Delhi court for
demanding and accepting bribe from a person to mutate in his
name a plot of farming land, owned by him but registered in
his brother`s name.
Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal sentenced Lal Chand,
a revenue collection official (tehsildar), posted at
sub-divisional magistrate`s office at Kalakji and one Ashok
Kumar Rajput, working earlier as an upper division clerk under
him, to two years in jail for demanding and accepting bribe.
The duo were caught red-handed by the Anti-Corruption
Branch sleuths, while accepting the bribe from complainant
In his complaint to Delhi government`s ACB, Shivraj had
said that he had entered into a land purchase pact with one
Ram Chander, who owned 12 bighas of land, which, however, was
in name of his brother.
To sell the land to him, Ram Chander needed the land to
get mutated in his name, but the tehsildar and the clerk had
been demanding a bribe of Rs 20,000 from them to get the land
mutated in name of Ram Chander to eanble him sell it, said
He added that the tehsildar and the clerk were not
mutating the land in Ram Chander`s name and demanding bribe
for it despite a standing order by the Kalakji SDM to do so.
On Shivraj`s complaint, the Anti-Corruption Branch laid a
trap and caught Lal Chand and Rajput red-handed.