Corrupt land official caught red-handed in Satkhira

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) caught a land official red-handed in the act of taking bribe at Satkhira Government College Para area on Monday night.

The arrestee was identified as Partha Pratim Mukherjee, sub-registrar of Shyamnagar Upazila Land Registry Office.

Neel Komal Paul, deputy assistant director of coordinated district offices of Khulna, said a land registry commission meeting was organised at Sajjad Hossain's house in the area.

After completing the registration of one acre and two decimal land for Tk 38 lakh, Pratim took a bribe of Tk 1 lakh from Fazlul Haque, representative of the buyer HM Golam Reza, former Member of Parliament of Satkhira-4.

Based on secret information, ACC officials arrested him red-handed around 9:30pm. A case would be filed in this connection, the official added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh