ACB traps, arrests Police HC while accepting bribe

Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB)

Srinagar: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday trapped and arrested a Head Constable Muhammad Yousuf of Police Station Qazigund, Anantnag for accepting bribe, an official communiqué said.

An official spokesman in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) sad that ACB received a complaint alleging therein that the complainant was granted conditional bail in an FIR lodged against him in Police Station Qazigund Anantnag by the competent court, which was expiring on 25-8-2021.

“However, the Investigating Officer of the case Head Constable Muhammad Yousuf of Police Station Qazigund was demanding Rs 10000 from him for providing a favorable report to be submitted before the Court. The complainant requested the accused HC negotiated the deal for Rs 5000, which was demanded to be paid in the Police Station,” he said.

The complainant however, approached ACB, with a written complaint. On the basis of the complaint, a case under FIR number 06 of 2021 under section 7 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was registered in Police Station ACB Anantnag and investigation was taken up, ACB said.

“A trap team was constituted. The trap team laid a successful trap and during the process caught the accused HC Muhammad Yousuf while accepting the bribe money of Rs 5000 from the complainant in Police Station Qazigund Anantnag. The amount of bribe was also recovered on the spot. The Head Constable was arrested and taken in custody,” ACB said, adding that further investigation in the case is going on—(KNO)