Haryana ACB arrests government officials for bribery

The Haryana Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested four persons, including a sub-inspector of the Cooperation Department and two officers of the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC), in separate cases of bribery. The arrests were made in Jind, Faridabad, and Palwal districts.
In the first case, the ACB arrested the Sub-Inspector of the Cooperation Department, Jind, red-handed while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 for the transfer of a plot in a cooperative housing building society. The accused, Pradeep Kumar, was deliberately delaying the transfer work and demanding money in lieu of the transfer.
In another case, the ACB team arrested HSIIDC, Faridabad Estate Manager Vikas Chaudhary, and Senior Manager Manoj Kumar for accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 to give a completion certificate for an industrial plot. The officials were demanding Rs 1.50 lakh from the complainant, Purn Lal Sharma, in lieu of giving a project completion certificate.
The ACB also arrested former Palwal District Revenue Officer (DRO) Sushil Sharma in a bribery case registered in October last year. The arrest has been made in connection with a bribery case of Rs 1 lakh from the complainant in lieu of deciding the land dispute case in favor of the complainant by the accused Sushil Sharma.
An investigation into the matter is underway. The ACB has been cracking down on corruption in the state and has urged citizens to come forward and report any such cases.

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