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Pune: Income official arrested for ‘taking bribe from farmer to transform land occupancy grade’

The Pune unit of the State Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested a income assistant for allegedly taking a bribe from a project-resettled farmer to vary the occupancy grade on the 7/12 extract of the land allotted to him.

The ACB had launched probe after the farmer from Daund taluka not too long ago approached them. The income assistant was demanding a bribe from the farmer for executing an order that modified the occupancy grade — Bhogawata Varga — from two to at least one, which in flip would allow the farmer to promote the land with out authorities consent.

A lure was laid by ACB sleuths at Daund Tehsildar workplace on Monday and the income assistant, Tushar Shinde (34), was arrested allegedly red-handed whereas accepting a bribe of Rs 4,000. On Tuesday, he was produced earlier than a courtroom and remanded to police custody until Thursday.

The 7/12 extract is a land possession doc that denotes varied particulars like location, survey quantity, space, title of present proprietor, possession kind and agrarian particulars. The time period 7/12 is derived from two type numbers from land registry workplace. The shape quantity 7 denotes possession, rights and liabilities whereas type 12 denotes kind of land and its utilization.

Occupancy grade or Bhogawata Varga is a comment on the extract. Occupancy grade 2 means the landholder doesn’t have the proper to promote the land with out authorities permission because it has been obtained by varied conventional land awards or as a result of it’s labeled as forest land, meadow land or rehabilitation land marked by the federal government. Grade 1 implies that the holder has the complete proper to promote the land.

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Within the farmer’s case, a reliable authority had ordered conversion of grade 2 to 1 for the land he was holding and the income assistant was demanding a bribe to execute the order and alter on-line data, officers stated.


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