ACB Arrests Revenue Officer From Tangmarg While Accepting Rs 30K As Bribe

Srinagar, April 3: Anti Corruption Bureau on Saturday said to have trapped and arrested Naib Tehsildar Tangmarg in Baramulla district for “accepting bribe of Rs 30000.”

“ACB received a complaint from one complainant alleging therein that the mother of complainant possesses 12 Kanals of land at Chandil, Tangmarg, Baramulla. Out of the 12 Kanal land, 6 Kanal were sold by the mother of the complainant.

The complainant approached revenue officials for the revenue papers. The concerned patwari had prepared the revenue papers of the said land. For the collection of the revenue extracts (Intikhab), the concerned Naib Tehsildar demanded Rs. 30,000/ from the complainant to be paid as a bribe money,” ACB said in a statement.

“On the receipt of the complaint, case FIR No. 05 u/s 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act,1988was registered in Police Station ACB North Kashmir.”

Subsequently, it said, a trap was laid and the accused Bashir Ahmad Hajam of Gandarbal, Naib Tehsildar of Tangmarg, was caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe Rs. 30,000 from the complainant. “The accused was arrested and taken in custody by ACB,” it said, adding, “Further investigation is in process.”

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