ACB Arrests Patwari, Aide In Bribe Case

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Srinagar- The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Monday arrested a revenue official and a former Patwari for demanding and accepting a bribe from a man for issuing revenue extracts.

According to the spokesperson of the anti-graft body, a written complaint was received by the ACB alleging that Jameel Hussain Khan, Patwari, Halqa Baghati-E-Shoor, Eidgah here was demanding Rs 9,000 as bribe for issuance of revenue extracts of land in favour of the complainant.

Upon receiving the instant complaint, the spokesperson said, prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out. Consequently, case FIR No. 15/2022 was registered at P/S ACB Srinagar and investigation was taken up.

The ACB spokesperson said that during the course of investigation, a team was constituted that laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Jameel Hussain Khan while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs 9000 through his accomplice Shafat-Ur-Rehman from the complainant.

Rehman, he said, was working as Patwari in the Revenue department and was trapped by ACB while accepting a bribe. A case FIR No. 15/2009 PS VOK was registered against him. He was convicted by a lower court in that case.

“Both the accused were arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team. The bribe money was also recovered from their possession in presence of independent witnesses. Further investigation into the case is on,” the bureau spokesperson added.

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