RDD Engineer Falls In ACB Net

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Srinagar– The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Wednesday arrested an assistant engineer of the Rural Development Department for demanding and accepting a bribe for releasing payment to a contractor.

The anti-graft body received a complaint alleging that Mushtaq Ahmad Najar, Assistant Engineer Rural Development Department (REW), Sub-Division Awantipora, Pulwama, is demanding a bribe of Rs 2,000 for releasing CDR amount of Rs 7,000 to a contractor, an ACB spokesperson said Wednesday.

The amount, he said, was deposited by the complainant for work named “Improvement of walling/ Gate around Panchayat Ghar at Dangerpora Padgampora, Pulwama”.

On the basis of complaint, the spokesperson said a case FIR No 13/2022 was registered at PS ACB Anantnag and investigations started.

“During the course of investigation a trap team was constituted. The team caught the accused official red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of ₹2,000 from the complainant. He was arrested on the spot by the ACB team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses,” the Bureau spokesperson said, adding that further investigation in the case is going on.

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