Srinagar, Mar 29: Anti-corruption Bureau on Tuesday said to have arrested an Auditor (Accounts Assistant) of Sadar Treasury Srinagar while accepting bribe from a complainant in lieu for release of pending payment.
“Anti Corruption Bureau received a written complaint wherein the complainant alleged that an Auditor (Accounts Assistant) of Sadar Treasury Srinagar namely Syed Mujeeb Indrabi was demanding rupees 2500/- as bribe for release of pending payment of a bill amounting rupees 2,50,000/- due to the complainant in respect of completion of a work of Ziyarat Shareef at Letapora, Pulwama, allotted by Tourism Department Kashmir. On this the complainant approached ACB Srinagar for further necessary legal action”, reads a Bureau statement.
“On receipt of the complaint Case FIR No. 12/2022 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 IPC was registered in this Bureau and investigation taken up”, the statement reads.
“During the course of investigation a trap team constituted. The team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Syed Mujeeb Indrabi, Auditor (Accounts Assistant) while demanding and accepting bribe amount of rupees 2500/- from the complainant. He was arrested on the spot by the ACB team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses. During search of the pocket of the accused rupees 1,16,125/- (in cash) and cheque of rupees 7000 were also recovered from the accused”, maintains the statement.
“Immediately after the trap, search was also conducted in residential house of the accused”, it reads.
“Further investigation into the case is on”, it concludes.