Uttar Pradesh: rejected bribe of 500 rupees, bureaucrat adds 100 years to the age of children
BAREILLY: An anti-corruption court in Bareilly ordered police to file a FIR against a village development officer and a village officer published in the district's Khutar block, as they allegedly issued birth certificates to two minor children after raising Your age in 100 years.
The family of the two children alleges that the officers were asking for bribes of 500 rupees for each certificate and that they issued incorrect certificates when they refused to pay.
Police say the FIRs have not yet been filed since the defendants have remained against their arrest in the upper court of Allahabad. The HC will take the case on February 3.
Pawan Kumar, a resident of the village of Bela under the Khutar police station in Shahjahanpur, said he had requested the birth certificates of his nephews, Shubh, 4, and Sanket, 2, two months ago. However, the village development officer, Sushil Chand Agnihotri, and the village director, Pravin Misra, were confused and demanded 500 rupees for each certificate, he said.
Pawan alleged that after he refused to bribe, officials deliberately issued incorrect birth certificates in which Shubh's age was mentioned as 104 years and Sanket's 102 years.
Pawan moved the fight against corruption with his complaint against the two officers.
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