Patwari, Agent Caught With Rs 1 Lakh Bribe

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Srinagar- The Anti-Corruption Bureau on Wednesday trapped and arresteda Patwari Halqa Kathwar, Khansahib, Budgam, Raja Mudasir Ali Khan, and his “agent” Nawaz Hussain Mir while demanding and accepting bribe Rs 1 lakh  for mutation of land records.

“Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging therein that Raja Mudasir Ali Khan, Patwari, Halqa Kathwar, Khansahib, Budgam is demanding Rs. 1,00,000 (one lakh) as bribe for affecting transfer of land in favour of the maternal cousins of the complainant,” the ACB said in a statement.

On receipt of the complaint, a spokesman of  the ACB said that a case (FIR No. 38/2021) under section 7 PC Act 1988 was registered in this Bureau and investigation taken up.

“During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted by ACB. The team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed  Raja Mudasir Ali Khan, Patwari, Halqa Kathwar, Khansahib, Budgam while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs 1,00,000/-(Rs 10,000 cash + Rs 90,000 via cheque) from the complainant through agent  namely Nawaz Hussain Mir of Khanpora Budgam,” he said, adding, “The bribe money was recovered from the possession of the accused in presence of independent witness.”

Accused Raja Mudasir Ali Khan along with agent Nawaz Hussain Mir were arrested on spot, the ACB said. “During the search of personal vehicle of the accused Rs 82,000/- (cash) was also recovered and seized,” the ACB said, adding, “Search was also conducted at the house of accused public servant.”

Further investigation into the case is going on, the ACB added.

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