ACB traps, arrests Patwari while accepting bribe in Ganderbal

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Srinagar, Sept 21: The Anti-Corruption Bureau on Tuesday caught a Patwari red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs 15000 in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

In a statement, a spokesperson said that Anti Corruption Bureau received a written complaint alleging therein that Patwari Halqa Dab Wakura, Ganderbal namely Ajaz Ahmad Bhat is demanding Rs. 20,000/- as bribe to issue the revenue extracts of land situated at Dab Wakura, Batpora Rab Rakhtar in favour of the complainant.

“After negotiation between the complainant and patwari concerned, the matter was settled at Rs. 15000. On receipt of the complaint, a case FIR No.28 of 2021, under section 7 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was registered in Police Station ACB Srinagar and investigation was taken up,” reads the statement.

It reads that during the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted, which laid a successful trap and caught the Patwari red-handed while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs. 15000/- from the complainant. 

“The amount of bribe was recovered on the spot in the presence of independent witness. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB. Further investigation is in progress,” it reads. (KNS)

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