ACB traps, arrests AE RDD while demanding, accepting bribe in Pahalgam

Srinagar, Apr 01: Anti Corruption Bureau on Friday trapped and arrested an assistant engineer of Rural Development Department of block Pahalgam in Anantnag district while demanding and accepting bribe for processing bills.

In a statement,  ACB said that it trapped and arrested assistant engineer, Shakeel Ahmad Dar for demanding and accepting bribe of ?5000 for processing the bills of ?98,776

The statement reads that ACB received a complainant alleging that Shakeel Ahmad Dar, was demanding bribe of ? 5,000 from complainant for processing pending bill of ?98,776.

“The complainants alleged that he is contractor by profession and he has done work under MGNAREGA scheme titled as “R/Wall Nazir Merisi to Qasim bokad via Gh Rasool bokad at Gowass. The amount of work was ?98,776, but the said engineer is demanding ?5,000 from him as bribe,” it reads.

It reads that on receipt of the complaint, case FIR No. 05/2022 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 was registered in PS ACB Anantnag and investigation was taken up.

“During the course of investigation a trap team constituted. The team laid a successful trap and caught red handed Shakeel Ahmad Dar, while demanding and accepting bribe of ?5,000 from 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. Further investigations are going on,” it reads.

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