2 Govt Officials Held For Demanding Bribe

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Srinagar- The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday arrested a Junior Assistant & an orderly of Tehsil office Baramulla for demanding and accepting a bribe.

In a statement issued here, the anti-graft body said that a complaint was received against Mushtaq Ahmad Mir posted in Tehsil office Baramulla for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 4000 from complainant for settling his case pending disposal with Tehsil office Baramulla etc.

“It was found that a case was filed by Police Station Baramulla against complainant and other under sec 109 CrPC with tehsil office Baramulla on 05-08-2021 which was pending disposal with tehsil office and for which Junior Assistant posted in the tehsil office Baramulla namely Mushtaq Ahmad Mir who was handling the case file demanded bribe of Rs 4000 from complainant through orderly Khalida Tugoo posted in the same office. Under these circumstances the complainant approached the ACB and requested for taking necessary legal action against the accused Public servant,” the statement said.

Accordingly on receipt of the complaint which prima facie disclosed commission of offences under U/s 7 of the P.C Act 1988 (as amended in 2018), a case under FIR number 21/2022 was registered at PS ACB Baramulla and investigation started, the statement said, adding that immediately after registration of the case, a trap team headed by DySP rank officer and independent witnesses was constituted.

The team caught the accused Khalida Tugoo red handed while demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant on behalf of the main accused Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, the statement said.

“Later on both of them found involved in demanding and accepting bribe from complainant and were arrested in the case after completing all legal formalities for further questioning and ascertaining the role of each of them and of any other officer in the case. Searches were also conducted at the residence of the accused,” the statement said, adding that further investigations are going on.

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