ACB arrests absconding Patwari’s associate from Digiana, Jammu

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Srinagar, May 10: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Tuesday said that it trapped and arrested associate of Patwari, Halqa, Digiana, Jammu while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 15,000 for issuance of Fard Intkhab on behalf of absconding Patwari.

As per a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that Arish Parvaiz, Patwari halqa Digiana through his associate Jatinder Kumar alias Jatin is demanding bribe amounting to Rs 15,000 from the complainant for issuance of Fard Intakab.

“The complainant alleged that his brother-in-law intends to sell a piece of land comprising 6.6 marla falling under khasra No. 150-min situated at Dashmesh Nagar, Gangyal, Jammu and has applied for the issuance of Fard Intakab. Patwari, halka Gangyal namely Arish Parvaiz did not provide the same despite fulfilling all the formalities. Since his brother-in-law resides at Akhnoor so he has asked the complainant to follow the same on his behalf with Patwari concerned. Complainant visited many times halka Patwari concerned and requested him to issue the Fard Intikhab but instead of issuing the fard the Patwari demanded ₹15000 from the complainant,” the statement said.

The associate of the Patwari Jatinder Kumar alias Jatin has also called the complainant number of times to pay the bribe money for issuance of the fard, it said, adding that on receipt of the instant complaint, prima facie offence U/s 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 r/w section 120-B IPC was found made out. Consequently, case FIR No. 04/2022 was registered in P/S ACB Central and investigation taken-up.

“During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted. The team caught associate of the Patwari Jatinder Kumar alias Jatin red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 15,000 from the complainant on behalf of Patwari Arish Parvaiz. He was arrested on the spot by the ACB team while the accused Arish Parvaiz fled from the spot. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses. The patwari Arish Parvaiz is absconding and is still at large,” the statement said, adding that further investigation is going on—(KNO)