ACB traps lady Sarpanch for accepting bribe in Anantnag

Srinagar, Feb 16 (KNS): Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Wednesday trapped and arrested a Sarpanch from Khulchohar village of Anantnag district for accepting bribe of Rs 6,500 for approving files related to works executed by the complainant.

In a statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said that ACB received a complaint, wherein the complainant alleged that Sarpanch Khulchohar, District Anantnag Hafiza Begum, wife of Ghulam Qadir Kumar of Kulhchohar, Block Shangus, Anantnag has demanded Rs 6500 on account of approving files related to works executed under MGNREGA, 14 FC and SBM through the office of BDO Shangus.

“Upon receiving the instant complaint prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out. Consequently, a case FIR No. 03/2022 was registered at P/S ACB Anantnag.”

The statement reads that subsequently, a trap team was constituted, which caught Hafiza Begum while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 6500 from the complainant. 

“She was arrested and taken into custody by the ACB Team and bribe money was also recovered from her possession in presence of independent witnesses,” it reads.

It reads that further investigations of the case is going on. (KNS)

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