ACB arrests Exen of Jal Shakti in Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 18 (KNS) Anti-Corruption Bureau on Thursday arrested an Exen of Jal Shakthi department while accepting bribes in Kashmir capital Srinagar.

A statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), reads that Anti-Corruption Bureau Srinagar received a written complaint alleging therein that Executive Engineer of  Jal Shakti Department, Ground Water Division, Kashmir is demanding Rs 1,36,000 as bribe for issuance of allotment orders in favour of the complainants.

The complainants have already paid a bribe of Rs 30,000 a few days back, it reads, "Today second instalment of Rs 25,000 was supposed to be paid. However, before paying the bribe amount to the accused person, the complainants approached Anti-Corruption Bureau for taking legal action against the accused public servant under law."

"On receipt of the complaint a Case FIR No. 34/2022 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 was registered and investigation taken up.

During the course of investigation a trap team constituted. The team laid a successful trap and caught the accused public servant Tariq Ahmad Kachroo son of Noor Mohd Kachroo resident of Undrus, Pampore-Ladoo Road, Pulwama, presently posted as Executive Engineer, Ground Water Division, PHE (Jal Shakti), Kashmir red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe amount of Rs 25,000 from the complainant as second installment of total demand of bribe of Rs 1,36,000.

"The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses. Subsequently, searches were carried out at different locations associated with the accused.

Further investigation into the case is going on,." It said.(KNS)

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