ACB arrests BDO official in Ganderbal on graft charges

Srinagar, Apr 6: Anti Corruption Bureau on Tuesday arrested an In-charge Supervisor (Works), Block Development Office in Gund Kangan in central-Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on allegations of accepting bribe.

A Bureau handout maintains that it received a complaint through ACB Whatsapp helpline from the complainant alleging therein that construction of road under MGNREGA Scheme worth Rs. 142223/-, allotted to him on 12.08.2020, which was completed by the complainant.

The complainant received only Rs. 118309/- out of the estimated amount. Rest of the amount i.e., Rs.23914/- is yet to be released. He approached the concerned Office, for releasing of the same, (however) the In-charge Supervisor, namely, Abdul Rehman Bhat demanded bribe for releasing of the same.

“On receipt of the complaint, a case FIR No.08 of 2021, under section 7 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was registered in Police Station ACB Srinagar and investigation was taken up”, the statement reads.

“A trap team was constituted which laid a successful trap and caught Abdul Rehman Bhat, In-charge Supervisor (Works), BDO Office, Gund, red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe from the complainant.

The amount of bribe to the tune of Rs. 2000 was also recovered on the spot and the accused arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team”, the statement maintained.

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