Patwari, retired Revenue employee arrested for accepting bribe: ACB

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Srinagar, Apr 11: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday said that it has trapped and arrested a Patwari Halqa Baghati-E-Shoor, Eidgah, Srinagar along with a retired Patwari, convicted in earlier trap case of ACB for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 9,000 from complainant for issuance of revenue extracts.

ACB as per a statement issued to the news agency has received a written complaint, alleging that Jameel Hussain Khan, Patwari, Halqa Baghati-E-Shoor, Eidgah Srinagar is demanding Rs 9,000 as bribe for issuance of revenue extracts of land in favour of the complainant.

“Upon receiving the instant complaint, prima facie offence under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out. Consequently, a case under FIR number 15/2022 was registered at P/S ACB Srinagar and investigation taken up,” the statement said.

“During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted. The team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Jameel Hussain Khan, Patwari, Halqa Baghati-E-Shoor, Eidgah Srinagar while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs 9000 through his accomplice namely Shafat-Ur-Rehman from the complainant. Shafat-Ur-Rehman was working as Patwari in Revenue department and was trapped by ACB while accepting bribe. A case FIR number 15/2009 PS VOK was registered against him. He was convicted by lower court in that case,” the statement added.

It said that both the accused were arrested and taken into custody by ACB team, adding that the bribe money was also recovered from their possession in presence of independent witnesses and further investigation into the case is on—(KNO)