CBI arrests Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal, Senior Civil Judge, Tis Hazari court allegedly accepting bribe

CBI has arrested Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal, Senior Civil Judge, Tis Hazari court and her husband here while allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs 4 lakhs from a lawyer, who was appointed as local commissioner in a case adjudicated by her.Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 4 lakhs from an advocate at her residence in Gulabi Bagh. The advocate Vishal Mehan was also arrested by the agency.

A Central Bureau of Investigation team first conducted a raid and arrested Mehan while he was allegedly accepting the money from the complainant on behalf of Rachna Lakhanpal on the pretext of getting a court decision in his favour in a disputed property case.During his questioning, Mehan allegedly said the money was meant to be handed over to the judicial officer.During searches at the judge’s residence, cash amounting to Rs 94 lakhs was seized by the agency along with two locker keys and other material, CBI spokesperson R K Gaur said here today.A case was registered under Prevention of Corruption Act against the advocate on a complaint alleging that in a matter being heard by a Senior Civil Judge (West), Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi.

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