ACB Charges Former Ex-Engineer In Trap Case

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Srinagar: The Anti- Corruption Bureau on Thursday filed chargesheet against a former Executive Engineer of roads and buildings (R&B) department who was caught while accepting bribe from a contractor last year.

According to an ACB spokesperson, a case was filed (FIR 08/2019) under section 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2),4-A of the Prevention of Corruption Act Samvat 2006 against Abdul Aziz Bhat, the then Executive Engineer R& B Division Bandipora. The case, he said was registered on the basis of a written complaint lodged in Police Station ACB wherein it was alleged that the complainant had executed and completed the works of R&B Division, Bandipora, but the then the officer was not releasing the payments.

“The complainant requested him several times but he did not release the payment of Rs.5,18,089 without bribe. Finally the Executive Engineer demanded a bribe of Rs 20,000 for release of the payment of bill,” the ACB spokesperson said.

After registration of the case, he said, a trap team was constituted and the services of independent witness were utilized. In April 2019, he said the accused was arrested red handed while demanding and accepting an amount of Rs.20,000 money from the complainant.

“The Investigation of the case was concluded as proved against the accused public servant for launching prosecution and the chargesheet was produced in the court of law,” the ACB spokesperson added.

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