Saturday, October 23, 2021

ACB Arrests Policeman While Demanding, Accepting Bribe In Poonch

Jammu: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday arrested Police Head Constable while demanding and accepting bribe.

A spokesman of the ACB said that a written complaint alleging that Head Constable Bashir Ahmed of Police Station Surankote was demanding a bribe of Rs.10,000 from the complainant.

The Head Constable was Investigating Officer of the case (FIR No. 311/21) of Police Station Surankote under section 354/341/109 registered against the father, brother and uncle of the complainant, the ACB said.

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“The head Constable was threatening to prepare a strong case against father, brother and uncle of the complainant that if he did not pay the bribe money,” it said.

On receipt of the complaint, the ACB said, a case (FIR No.04 of 2021), under section 7 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was registered in Police Station ACB Rajouri and investigation was taken up.

“ A trap team was constituted. The trap team laid a successful trap and caught the Head Constable red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe from the complainant,” the ACB said in the statement to GNS, adding, “The amount of bribe to the tune of Rs. 8000 was also recovered on the spot.”

The policeman was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team, it said. “After the arrest searches were also conducted in the premises of the accused,” the statement reads, adding, “Further investigation is in progress.” (GNS)

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