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ACB special court sentences Village Revenue Officer to jail for graft

Nizamabad: A Special Judge Court of Karimnagar, Telangana, has convicted a Village Revenue Officer (VRO) for demanding a bribe of Rs 10,000, said the Anti-Corruption Bureau in a statement.
The court has sentenced the officer of Binola Village in Navipet Mandal of Nizamabad district to three years of rigorous imprisonment and has also ordered him to pay a fine of Rs 15,000. Failing which he will be placed under simple imprisonment for another three months. The officer has been sentenced under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988.
The convict had abused his official position and taken a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a villager named Gottimukkula Venkati, who is also the complainant. The bribe was demanded to issue Pattadar Passbook, Title Deed and order copy of the Tahsildar pertaining to a piece of assigned land to the complainant. (ANI)

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