Agriculture official caught taking bribe

Chandigarh, March 11: An agriculture development officer has been caught red-handed in Sonipat while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 for passing a subsidy of Rs one lakh for a wheat cutting machine.

Pardeep Kumar, Agriculture Development Officer of Sonipat was caught by officers of Haryana State Vigilance Bureau when he was accepting the bribe from a resident of Gohana yesterday, a spokesperson today said.


In another arrest yesterday, vigilance sleuths caught Roshan Lal, a Patwari in Sirsa district, while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 4,000 in lieu of mutation of land.

The spokesperson said separate cases have been registered against both the accused under sections 7 and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.


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