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ATP arrested for bribery, demanded Rs 40 lakh in exchange for preventing the demolition of unauthorized colony

Chandigarh, June 1- The Haryana Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has apprehended three individuals, including an Assistant Town Planner (ATP) posted in the Municipal Corporation of Rohtak, for their involvement in demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh.

Sharing the information here today, an ACB spokesperson informed that as per complainant, the ATP had demanded a bribe of Rs 40,00,000 from him, in collusion with co-accused, a private architect. The bribe was demanded in exchange for preventing the demolition of the complainant’s unauthorized colony on nine acres of land.

The ATP directed the complainant to coordinate with the accused for the delivery of the bribe money. The complainant met him, who demanded bribe from the complainant on behalf of the ATP. However, the complainant expressed inability to pay such a large amount. Eventually, the bribe amount was settled at Rs 20 lakh.

The complainant, who did not wish to pay the bribe, reported the demand made by the public servant through a middleman to the ACB.

A case has been registered against the accused at the ACB police station in Rohtak, and further investigation is underway. The ACB remains committed to combating corruption and ensuring accountability in public service.