Patwari Falls In ACB Net

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Srinagar- The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday arrested a Patwari, who had demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs 15,000 from a person for issuing revenue extracts, in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

According to a Bureau spokesperson, an FIR 02/2022 was registered at Police station ACB Baramulla after a written complaint was received from a person alleging that Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari of Halqa Mufalpora in Kupwara was demanding Rs 15,000 for issuing revenue extracts.

The complainant, the ACB spokesperson said, alleged that the accused Patwari was adopting delaying tactics and was not preparing revenue extracts which were required by the complainant for registration of sale deed for the land purchased by him recently.

“The complainant had also deposited a necessary fee of ₹ 420 in form of GR in the Tehsil office Kupwara on 14-02-2022.  It was also alleged by the complainant that Patwari had already taken a bribe of Rs10, 000 from them and is demanding more for providing revenue extracts,” the ACB spokesperson said.

He said that after filing an FIR, a team was constituted to trap the accused Patwari.

The trap team caught Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5000/- from the complainant. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses,” the Bureau spokesperson said, adding that a further investigation in the case was going on.

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