A non-resident Indian (NRI) who had helped the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) bust a bribery case has now been duped of Rs8 crore by two men who sold him a land claiming it to be marked for general category. The accused in the matter were arrested by the ACB in a bribery case. A fresh case in the matter has been registered at Amber police station.
According to the police, the victim has been identified as one Abhinav Sharma, a doctor by profession who lives in England. “In 2010, Abhinav’s father Subhash Sharma approached Babu Lal and Shankar Meena to purchase a land under general category in Chapradi area. The duo showed a land which Subhash was interested in purchasing,” the officials said. “However, the duo prepared fake documents showing the land belonged to general category, although originally it fell under Scheduled Caste category,” the officials added. The deal was finalised for Rs8 crore.
Later, victim Subhash Sharma approached Amber tehsil for opening the registration of the land but was shocked to learn that the land was under the scheduled caste category and hence could not be transferred to general category.
“When the victim approached administrative officials for opening the registration, they demanded bribe,” the officials said.
Interestingly, the ACB caught both Babul Lal and Shankar red handed along with the official for demanding bribe. Notably, the ACB has already trapped seven officials for demanding bribe in the case. The officials demanded bribe from the NRI for opening the land’s registration, activating electricity connection, taking action against goons and even presenting challan in the court.
The Amber police have started investigation in the case.