ACB Charges Police Officer In Bribery Case

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Srinagar: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday produced a chargesheet against a police officer who was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from the father of a detained youth.

Chargesheet was filed against ASI Ashiq Hussain Mir, the then in-charge Police Post Nagabal, Ganderbal, before the Court of Addl. Anti-corruption Judge Srinagar, in a case FIR No 24/2019 registered against him at the police station ACB Srinagar, a Bureau spokesperson said Thursday. The next date of hearing has been fixed on November 18.

The ACB, he said, had filed a case against Mir after receiving a complaint from a man alleging that the police officer was demanding a bribe of Rs.50, 000 from him to release his son Adil Ali Buhroo.

“Before paying the said amount to the accused, the complainant brought a written complaint along with Rs50, 000/- thereby requesting for taking legal action against the accused public servant under law,” the ACB spokesperson said.

He said a team of ACB laid a successful trap in which the accused officer was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe amounting Rs.50, 000/- from the complainant and investigation of the case was taken up.

“On the strength of facts and circumstances together with cogent evidence brought on record, the investigation has established commission of offence u/s 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) , 4-A of P.C Act Svt 2006 as proved against the accused public servant and after the accord sanction for prosecution by the Govt,” the Bureau spokesperson said.

He added that the chargesheet of the case was produced before Hon’ble Court of Additional Judge, Anti-Corruption, Srinagar for judicial determination.

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