Yavatmal (Maharashtra): The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested two revenue officials while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 7,000 in the district Wednesday.
Inspector Gajendra Kshirsagar of Yavatmal ACB said the bureau had received a complaint against talathi (village-level revenue official) Rajesh Taksande (46) and Circle Officer Sanjeev Rohankar.
Taksande and Rohankar had allegedly demanded Rs 10,000 from a person to issue a ‘7/12’ extract for his land after certain deletions.
The ‘7/12’ extract is used as a land title certificate.
After some negotiations, the duo allegedly agreed to reduce the bribe to Rs 7,000, the police official said.
On Wednesday, ACB sleuths laid a trap and arrested the duo when Taksande allegedly accepted the cash from the complainant in the presence of Rohankar at a revenue office at village Varadh.
The duo were booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.