Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has on Saturday arrested a Naib Tehsildar on allegations of him receiving bribe in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
In a statement issued here, the Bureau maintained that on receipt of a complaint from one complainant alleging therein that the mother of complainant possesses 12 Kanals of land at Chandil, Tangmarg, Baramulla. Out of the 12 Kanal land, 6 Kanal were sold by the mother of the complaint. The complainant approached revenue officials for the revenue papers. The concerned patwari had prepared the revenue papers of the said land. For the collection of the revenue extracts (Intikhab), the concerned Naib Tehsildar demanded Rs. 30,000/ from the complainant to be paid as a bribe money.
On the receipt of the complaint, case FIR No. 05 u/s 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act,1988was registered in Police Station ACB North Kashmir.
“Subsequently, a trap was laid and the accused Bashir Ahmad Hajam resident of Gandarbal, Naib Tehsildar of Tangmarg, was caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe Rs. 30,000/- from the complainant. The accused was arrested and taken in custody by ACB,” the statement read.
Further investigation is in process.