VRO lands in ACB trap

VRO lands in ACB trapVRO lands in ACB trap
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The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Wednesday caught Village Revenue Officer (VRO) of Dattayapalli village under Keshampet mandal of Ranga Reddy District red-handed while demanding and accepting Rs 4 lakh from a farmer for issuing digital passbook.

Hyderabad: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Wednesday caught Village Revenue Officer (VRO) of Dattayapalli village under Keshampet mandal of Ranga Reddy District red-handed while demanding and accepting Rs 4 lakh from a farmer for issuing digital passbook.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police Suryanarayana, a farmer M Chennaiah of Dattayapally village under Keshampet mandal owns nine acres seven guntas land in Survey No. 85/Aa for which he approached VRO Anthaiah in June first week for digital passbook.

When the VRO advised him to meet him after a week, he went to Anthaiah on June 18, where he handed over him a new digital passbook without entering details of the extent of land on it.

When the farmer noticed it, he immediately consulted the VRO again during which he allegedly demanded Rs 8 lakh for him and the Tahsildar for entering the land details in the passbook.

Shocked farmer approached the ACB officials, based on which the officials laid a trap and caught VRO red-handed while accepting Rs 30,000 from the complainant. The officials recovered Rs 4 lakh from the accused. ACB officials conducted searches and informed that role of Tahsildar V Lavanya of Keshampet is being investigated.

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