Anti-Corruption Bureau produced chargesheet against accused public servant namely Khursheed Ahmed of Tehsil Thanamandi District Rajouri then Head Constable now posted as DPL Poonch.
The chargesheet was produced before the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Rajouri in case FIR No.19/2016 registered in P/S VOJ (now ACB) under section 5(1) (d) r/w section 5(2), 4-A of J&K PC Act, Samvat 2006.
The accused is accused of demanding and accepting bribe from one Abdul Khaliq who was an accused and arrested in case FIR No.110/2013 registered u/s 456/379 RPC of P/S Dharmsal during the year 2013.
During verification it was found that the complainant was residing alongwith his family in a tented accommodation at Kote Kabu, where he had covered some portion of forest area for keeping his goats and sheep. Khursheed Ahmed, head constable at Dharmsal on 04.10.2013 came to the Dera (Temporary Shed) of complainant Abdul Khaliq and took him and his brother Aurangzeb and kept in preventive custody under section 107/151 Cr.P.C.
The accused HC asked Abdul Khaliq to arrange Rs.40,000 for his release and also contacted brother-in-law of complainant for arrangement of money.
The accused demanded and accepted bribe of Rs.27,000 and Rs.32,000 on 08.10.2013 and 15.11.2013, respectively making it total of Rs.59,000 on two occasions for release of complainant Abdul Khaliq.
“During investigation, statement of complainant and other material witnesses recorded under section 161 Cr.P.C. have established guilt for demand and acceptance of illegal gratification to the tune of Rs.27,000 and Rs.32,000 on two different occasions by accused Khursheed Ahmed, HC of Police Station Dharmsal, Rajouri. After completing the investigation of case, sanction for launching of prosecution of the accused public servant was also obtained from the competent authority and Anti-Corruption Bureau J&K produced charge sheet against the above mentioned accused person before the Anti-Corruption Court Rajouri” said an official statement by the ACB.