ACB Arrests President MC Pahalgam While Accepting Rs 80,000 Bribe

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SRINAGAR: Anti Corruption Bureau on Thursday said that it trapped President, Municipal Committee, Pahalgam while demanding and accepting Rs. 80,000 as bribe for release of payments for supply of garbage vehicles.

The arrest culminated following a complaint, alleging that Owais Ahmad, President Municipal Committee, Pahalgam, was demanding Rs. 80,000 as bribe for release of payments due to him for supply of Garbage Vehicles (Two Hopper Tipper Dumpers), ACB said in a statement to GNS.

On receipt of the complaint, the anti-graft body said that a case (FIR No. 31/2021) U/S 7 PC Act 1988 was registered and investigation taken up.

“During the course of investigation a trap team constituted. The trap team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Owais Ahmad while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs. 80,000 from the complainant. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team,” it said, adding, “Further investigation into the case is on.”

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