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ACB Chargesheets Former R&B Exen In Trap Case While Acceptin Rs 20K Bribe

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Srinagar, Nov 19: Anti Corruption Bureau on Thursday filed chargesheet against former Executive Engineer R&B Division Bandipora in a trap case before Special Judge Anti-Corruption Baramulla.
The ACB had last year filed the case (FIR 08/2019) under section 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2),4-A of the Prevention of Corruption Act Samvat 2006 against Abdul Aziz Bhat, the then Executive Engineer R& B Division Bandipora.
The case was registered on the basis of a written complaint lodged in Police Station Anti Corruption Bureau wherein it was alleged that the complainant had executed and completed the works of R&B Division, Bandipora, but the then Executive Engineer was not releasing the payments.
The complainant requested him several times but he did not release the payment of Rs.5,18,089 without bribe. Finally the Executive Engineer demanded a bribe of Rs 20,000 for release of the payment of bill, the ACB said in a statement issued here.
“After registration of the case, a trap team was constituted and the Services of independent witness were utilized. On 26.04.2019, the accused was arrested red handed while demanding and accepting an amount of Rs.20,000 money from the complainant.
“The Investigation of the case was concluded as proved against the accused public servant for launching prosecution and the chargesheet was produced in the court of law,” the ACB added.

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