ACB arrests Accounts Asst Sadar Treasury Sgr for accepting bribe

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Srinagar, Mar 29: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday said that it trapped and arrested an Auditor (Accounts Assistant), Sadar Treasury, Srinagar for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 2500 and said that Rs 1,16,125 cash and cheque of Rs 7000 were also recovered on his personal search.

As per a statement issued to the news agency, ACB received a written complaint wherein the complainant alleged that an Auditor (Accounts Assistant) of Sadar Treasury Srinagar namely Syed Mujeeb Indrabi was demanding Rs 2500 as bribe for release of pending payment of a bill amounting Rs 2,50,000 due to the complainant in respect of completion of a work of Ziyarat Shareef at Letapora, Pulwama, allotted by Tourism Department Kashmir.

On this, the complainant approached ACB Srinagar for further necessary legal action.

“On receipt of the complaint, a case under FIR number 12/2022 under section 7 PC Act 1988 IPC was registered in this Bureau and investigation was taken up. During the course of investigation a trap team was constituted. The team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Syed Mujeeb Indrabi, Auditor (Accounts Assistant) while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs 2500 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. During search of the pocket of the accused Rs 1,16,125 (in cash) and cheque of Rs7000 were also recovered from the accused.”

“Immediately after the trap, search was also conducted in the residential house of the accused. Further investigation into the case is on,” the statement added