Srinagar, April 11: Anti Corruption Bureau on Monday arrested a Patwari (revenue official) along with his “accomplice”, a convicted official, for demanding and accepting Rs 9000 bribe, officials said.
A spokesperson of ACB said that a written complaint alleging that Jameel Hussain Khan, Patwari, Halqa Baghati-e-Shoor, Eidgah Srinagar was demanding Rs 9,000 as bribe for issuance of revenue extracts of land in favour of the complainant was received by the anti-graft body.
“Upon receiving the instant complaint, prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out. Consequently, case FIR No. 15/2022 was registered at P/S ACB Srinagar and investigation taken up,” he said, adding, “During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted and (it) laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Jameel Hussain Khan, Patwari while demanding and accepting bribe amount of rs 9000 his accomplice namely Shafat-Ur-Rehman from the complainant.”
Shafat-Ur-Rehman, he said, was working as Patwari in Revenue department and was trapped by ACB while accepting bribe. He said a case FIR No. 15/2009 PS VOK was registered against him. He was convicted by lower court in that case.
“Both the accused were arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team. The bribe money was also recovered from their possession in presence of independent witnesses,” he said, adding, “Further investigation into the case is on.”