ACB traps, arrests Patwari Khansahib, his agent for accepting bribe

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Srinagar, Dec 29: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) trapped and arrested Patwari from Khansahib, Budgam and his agent while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 1,00,000 (One Lakh) for mutation of land records.

A statement issued to the news agency said that ACB received a complaint alleging therein that Raja Mudasir Ali Khan, Patwari, Halqa Kathwar, Khansahib, Budgam is demanding Rs 1,00,000 (one lakh) as bribe for affecting transfer of land in favour of the maternal cousins of the complainant.

“On receipt of the complaint, a case under FIR number 38/2021 under section 7 PC Act 1988 was registered in this Bureau and investigation taken up.”

“During the course of investigation a trap team constituted by ACB. The team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed  Raja Mudasir Ali Khan, Patwari, Halqa Kathwar, Khansahib, Budgam while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs 1,00,000 (Rs 10,000 cash + Rs 90,000 via cheque) from the complainant through agent  namely Nawaz Hussain Mir of Khanpora Budgam.”

The statement said that the bribe money was recovered from the possession of the accused in presence of independent witness. “Accused Raja Mudasir Ali Khan along with agent Nawaz Hussain Mir were arrested on spot. During the search of personal vehicle of the accused Rs 82,000/- (cash) was also recovered and seized. Search was also conducted at the house of accused public servant.”

It further added that the investigation into the case is going on