ACB Arrests Engineer While Accepting Bribe

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Srinagar– The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday arrested an Assistant Executive Engineer of the Rural Development Department (REW) from Baramulla district for allegedly demanding a bribe from a contractor to release his CDR.

The anti-graft body received a complaint by a contractor alleging that AEE Ravinder Singh, REW, Boniyar was demanding a bribe of Rs 4000 from him to release his CDR deposited for the development related work of “Upgradation & Extension of Javind Link Road I Panchayat Halqa Nowshera (B) of Block Boniyar”, an ACB spokesperson said.

On completion of the work, he said, the complainant applied for release of CDR and his application was endorsed to Assistant Executive Engineer Concerned by Block Development Officer, Boniyar.

“But concerned Assistant Executive Engineer demanded bribe of ₹4000/- for processing his application for release of CDR,” he said.

Acting on the complaint, the Bureau spokesperson said a Case FIR No 23/2022 was registered at PS ACB Baramulla and investigations started.

“During the course of investigation a trap team constituted. The trap team arrested Assistant Executive Engineer (REW) Boniyar namely Ravinder Singh while demanding & accepting bribe of ₹4000/- from the complainant in presence of independent witnesses outside the office of Executive Engineer (REW), Baramulla,” he said.

He further added that the bribe amount and the documents of complainant were recovered from the possession of the accused.

“Further investigation is going on,” the spokesperson said.

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