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ACB traps Patwari for accepting a bribe

Last Updated on September 21, 2021 at 5:53 pm

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday arrested a Patwari in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district for demanding and accepting bribe for issuance of revenue extracts of land.

In a statement, ACB spokesperson said that they have received a written complaint alleging therein that Patwari Halqa Dab Wakura, Ganderbal namely Ajaz Ahmad Bhat is demanding Rs. 20,000/- as bribe to issue the revenue extracts of land situated at Dab Wakura, Batpora Rab Rakhtar in favour of the complainant and thereafter negotiation between the complainant and Patwari concerned, the matter was settled at Rs. 15000.

Further the spokesperson said that after the complaint was received, a case FIR No.28 of 2021 under section 7 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was registered in Police Station ACB Srinagar and investigation was started.

During the time of investigation, a trap team was constituted and laid a successful trap. The trap team caught the said Patwari red-handed while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs. 15000/- from the complainant. The amount of bribe was recovered on the spot in presence of independent witness. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB, reportedly.

The further investigation in the case is under progress.