ACB arrests VLW of RDD from Uri for accepting bribe

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Srinagar, Apr 02: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday claimed to have trapped and arrested a Village Level Worker (VLW) of Rural Development Department (RDD) of Block Paran Pilan in Uri area of Baramulla district for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 20,000 from complainant for processing case under PMAY (G) Scheme.

“Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that Sahil Sagar, Village Level Worker (VLW) of Rural Development Department, Block Paran Pilan, Uri, District Baramulla is demanding bribe of Rs 20,000 from complainant for processing his case under PMAY(G) scheme,” a statement issued to the news agency reads.

It said that the complainant, a resident of village Bandi Gujjar Basti, Uri District Baramulla alleges that Sahil Sagar has demanded Rs 20,000 as bribe from him. He had already paid Rs 13000 to him on 29-03-2022. “The said Village Level Worker Sahil Sagar was demanding remaining Rs 7000 from him. On this the complainant approached ACB for taking necessary legal action,” he said.

“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. 11/2022 was registered at P/S ACB Baramulla and investigation was taken up.”

“During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted. The team caught Sahil Sagar, Village Level Worker, Rural Development Department, Block Paran Pilan, Uri, District Baramulla red handed while demanding and accepting bribe 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,” it said, adding that further investigations in the case are going on