Former IPS officer DG Vanzara’s son Arjun Vanzara was caught on Tuesday by Gujarat anti-Corruption Bureau while accepting bribe of Rs.75000. Arjun Vanzara was caught red-handed, after a complaint against him demanding bribe.
Arjun Vanzara, who is a mamlatdar (land revenue official who serves a custodian of land records and is empowered to update them) in Vadodara Rural, is learnt to have sought Rs 100,000 to strike off a bogus entry of land deal in his jurisdiction. However, the transaction was finalised for Rs 75,000.
According to police sources, he was caught red-handed while accepting the money from his accomplice and deputy mamlatdar in his office Jaswantsinh Hajure. The ACB is also learned to have also recovered Rs 3.27 lakh in cash from his car.
DG Vanzara was the key accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case and Sohrabuddin Sheikh Encounter case.
After his first arrest in 2007, Vanzara spent nearly eight years in jail, having been charged in two “encounter cases”. He got bail in February on the condition that he would not enter Gujarat. He was in Mumbai since then.
With inputs from IANS