Clerk trapped, arrested for demanding & accepting bribe in Kulgam: ACB

Srinagar, Apr 19 (KNS): Anti-Corruption Bureau on Tuesday said that it trapped and arrested a clerk in the office of Naib Tehsildar Aharbal area of Kulgam while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 7, 000 for issuance of schedule tribe certificate.  
According a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), ACB received a complaint alleging that Layaqat Raheem Poswal son Abdul Raheem Poswal of Tangmarg, Aharbal, appointed as Class-IV employee and working as Clerk in the office of Naib Tehsildar, was  demanding ? 7,000 from the complainant for issuance of Schedule Tribe Certificate. 
The statement reads that the complainant had already paid ? 3500 to the accused and the accused clerk was demanding remaining money of ? 3,500 from him. 
“On this the complainant approached ACB for taking necessary legal action. Upon receiving the instant complaint, prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out. Consequently, case FIR No. 06/2022 was registered in PS ACB Anantnag and investigation was taken-up,” it reads. 
It reads that during the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted, which caught him red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of ?3,500/- from the complainant. 
“He was arrested on the spot by the ACB team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses. Further investigation into the case is on,” it reads. (KNS)

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