Anti-corruption court convicts ex-PA to CE I&FC in trap case

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Sentences him to two years imprisonment

Srinagar, Jun 14: An anti-corruption Court, Srinagar on Tuesday convicted former PA to Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control, Kashmir in a trap case and sentenced him to two years imprisonment.

“The Special Judge Anti Corruption Srinagar convicted Mohammad Amin Baba, son of Late Abdul Ahad Baba of Buchpora, Srinagar in case FIR number 02/2005 of P/S VOK (now ACB). The accused was sentenced to undergo simple imprisonment for the period of two years under Section 5 (2) PC Act and one year simple imprisonment under section 161 RPC. The Hon’ble court also pronounced the fine /penalty of Rs. 10000 to the accused in each offence,” a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said.

“The accused Mohammad Amin Baba then in the capacity of PA of Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control had demanded and accepted money to the tune of Rs. 2000 from complainant for affecting his transfer. Accordingly a trap team was constituted and the accused was caught red handed and the bribe money of Rs. 2000 was recovered from his possession in front of independence witnesses,” it said.

“The PS VOK (now ACB) has successfully caught red-handed the above mentioned accused. After conduction of investigation, presented the charge sheet after obtaining sanction from Govt, before Hon’ble Court for judicial determination,” it said, adding that the Judge C. L Bavoria sentenced the accused to undergo simple imprisonment for the period of two years under Section 5 (2) PC Act and one year simple imprisonment U/S 161 RPC.

The Anti Corruption Bureau was represented by Special Public Prosecutor, Ghulam Jeelani and Wajahat Jameel, Public Prosecutor. The case was then investigated by Superintendent of Police Ghulam Qadir Mir, the statement said—(KNO)