Srinagar- The Anti Corruption Bureau on Tuesday arrested a lineman of Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited (KPDCL) from South Kashmir’s Kulgam district for demanding and accepting a bribe for settlement of electricity bill.
Mohammad Yousuf Dar, lineman of KPDCL in sub-division Kulgam was arrested by the officials of the anti-graft body while accepting a bribe of Rs 3000 for settlement of electricity bill issued in the name of the complainant’s son, an ACB spokesperson said.
The complainant, he said, already had a consumer ID in his name, whereas a bill was created in the name of his son for an amount of Rs13,376 for the month of November, 2022.
“The employee demanded him to pay Rs 3000 for settlement of the said bill. Since the contents of the complaint disclosed a demand of bribe by an alleged accused public servant which required prompt action by this investigating agency,” the spokesperson said.
Accordingly, he said,a case FIR No 01/2023 was registered at P/S ACB Anantnag and investigations were started.
The ACB spokesperson said that after registering an FIR, a trap team was constituted that caught the lineman red handed for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000.
“He was immediately arrested on the spot after completing necessary legal formalities. Further investigation is going on,” he added.
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