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Rajkot land surveyor caught taking Rs 15,000 bribe from farmer

After being caught taking bribe, he was formally arrested by the ACB for further investigation.

By: Express News Service | Rajkot |
June 29, 2016 9:03:29 pm

A land surveyor was arrested from Gondal taluka of Rajkot after he was caught by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) taking Rs 15,000 bribe from a farmer for surveying his land.

Babu Makwana, a farmer of Sadak-Pipaliya village of Gondal had applied with district inspector of land records (DILR) of Rajkot for surveying his land. But Dipen Kathrotiya, a government approved surveyor who was to conduct the land survey, demanded Rs 15,000 from Makwana to get the work done on priority basis.

However, instead of paying up, Makwana filed a complaint with the ACB unit in Rajkot. Acting on the complaint, ACB police inspector KH Gohil laid a trap on the farm of Makwana and caught Kathrotiya red-handed when he accepted bribe money from the applicant.

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“Being a government-approved surveyor, he cannot demand money from applicants. Makwana had already paid Rs 2,000 fee for having his land surveyed,” Gohil said.

ACB said Kathrotiya was a resident of Moviya village of Gondal. After being caught taking bribe, he was formally arrested by the ACB for further investigation.

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