ACB traps Sarpanch, her husband while accepting bribe

Srinagar, Mar 31: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday said that it trapped a Sarpanch of Halqa Anderwan, Kangan in Ganderbal district and her accomplice while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 9000 for release of payment under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY).

As per a statement,  a spokesman said that ACB received a written complaint wherein it has been alleged that Hassan Jan, Sarpanch Halqa Anderwan, Kangan, Ganderbal is demanding Rs 9000 as bribe for release of payment under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana which the complainant does not want to pay.

“However, before paying the bribe amount to the accused, the complainant approached Anti Corruption Bureau for taking legal action against the accused public servant under law.”

On receipt of the complaint, a case under FIR number 13/2022 under section 7 PC Act 1988 was registered in PS ACB Srinagar and investigation taken up, the statement said, adding that during the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted. “The team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed accomplice of Sarpanch, her husband Liyaqat Ali while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs 9000 from the complainant. He was arrested by the ACB team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses.”

“Further investigation into the case is on,” ACB said

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