Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths arrest village revenue officer

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Visakhapatnam, Jul 18: Village Revenue Officer (VRO) of Rajupeta N Kannaji was arrested by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials, while accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 at his Kotavuratla village residence in the district today.

According to ACB officials, Kannaji had demanded Rs 2,500 for an official favour to deliver land-title passbook and title deed after mutation of the land in the name of the complainant K Lakshman, a farmer.

After Lakshman's request, Kannaji allegedly asked for a Rs 2,000 bribe to perform the task. Unable to bear the harassment, Lakshman informed the ACB officials who caught Kannaji red-handed, while accepting Rs 2,000 in cash from the farmer, ACB Deputy Superintendent of Police M Venkata Rao said.

The accused was produced before the judge for ACB cases. The case is being investigated.


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