Srinagar 11 June: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday said that they have trapped and arrested Mohammad Rahid Malik, a Junior Engineer of Rural Development Department, Poonch for accepting a bribe.
As per ACB, after receiving a complaint alleging therein that Mohd Rahid Malik, presently posted as Junior Engineer in Block Sathra, Poonch demanded a bribe of Rs. 12000/- for releasing payment for construction of drain in favour of complainant and 05 other NREGA card holders.
The complainant alleged that he approached Block Development Officer and Assistant Commissioner Development, Poonch for redressal of complaint, but no action was taken by them, as per ACB.
The ACB said that a trap team was constituted. The trap team laid a successful trap and caught Mohd Rahid Malik S/o Mohd Sajjad Malik R/o Mandi Kalani, Tehsil Mandi District Poonch, presently posted as Junior engineer in Block Sathra, Poonch, red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe from the complainant.
“The amount of bribe to the tune of Rs. 6000 was also recovered on the spot. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team. After the arrest searches were also conducted in the premises of the accused,” ACB said, adding that the further investigation is in progress.