Executive Engineer PDA Arrested While Accepting, Demanding Rs 10000 Bribe: ACB

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Srinagar, Mar 30: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday said that Executive Engineer, Pahalgam Development Authority Anantnag, for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 10,000 for passing the bill for balance payments.

“Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that Muzzaffer Ahmed Dada, Executive Engineer, Pahalgam Development Authority (PDA), Anantnag is demanding bribe of rs 20,000 from complainant for passing bill for balance payments of complainant,” a spokesman of the ACB said in a statement to GNS.

”The complainants who is contractor by profession had done the work titled R.C.C Foot path foundation and Boundary Walls work of Amarnath Ji Yatra Track from Chandanwari to Pissotop in KM 01 to 03 in PDA,” he said, adding, “In his complaint, the complainant alleged that Muzzaffer Ahmad Dada, Executive Engineer, PDA is demanding bribe of Rs 20,000 from him for releasing amount of RS 8,044,72 for work done.”

Upon receiving the instant complaint, he said, prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out. Consequently, he said, a case (FIR No. 04/2022) was registered at police station ACB Anantnag and investigation taken up.

“During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted. The team caught Muzzaffer Ahmad Dada, Executive Engineer red handed while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 10,000 from complainant,” ACB said, adding, “He was arrested on the spot by the ACB team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses.”

He said further investigations are going on.