Srinagar, Jan 31: Anti-Corruption Bureau on Monday arrested a Patwari (revenue official) while allegedly demanding and accepting Rs 3500 bribe in Qazigund area of south Kashmir.
“ACB arrests Mohammad Abbas, Patwari Halqa Kewa, Qazigund District Kulgam for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 3,500 from complainant for providing of revenue extracts,” ACB said in a statement.
It said a complaint was received, alleging that Mohammad Abbas, Patwari Halqa Kewa, Qazigund District Kulgam was demanding bribe for providing revenue extracts.
The complainant alleged that the accused Patwari has demanded Rs.3500 from him in lieu of providing Revenue Extracts viz Intikhaab for obtaining KCC Loan.
“Upon receiving the instant complaint prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out,” it said, adding, “Consequently, case FIR No. 02/2022 was registered at Police Station ACB Anantnag. Mohammad Abbas, Patwari Halqa Kewa, Qazigund District Kulgam was arrested while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 3500 from the complainant.”
He said further investigation of the case was going on.