ACB arrests revenue official red-handed while accepting bribe

ACB arrests revenue official red-handed while accepting bribe
Srinagar, Apr 16: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested a Revenue official for demanding and accepting a bribe for issuing NOCs in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday.
ACB statement said Manzoor Ahmad, Lumbardar, Kunthbagh, was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 4000 from the complainant by a trap team .
ACB Sources said the trap was made after it received a complaint from a resident of Baramulla against Manzoor Ahmad, Lumbardar Kunthbagh, and Patwari Halqa Khawaja Bagh, alleging therein the demand of bribe of Rs 4000 for handing over two NOCs of building permissions.
A case under section 7 of the P.C Act 1988 (r/w its amendment Act 2018) and 120-B IPC was registered at the Police Station, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Baramulla against Manzoor Ahmad and Patwari Halqa Khawaja Bagh in this connection and investigations were taken up.
During investigations, a trap team was constituted which caught accused Lambardar red-handed inside the Tehsil office Baramulla premises while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 4000 from the complainant.
The accused Lambardar a resident of Gutiyar, Baramulla was immediately taken into custody after completing all legal formalities.
Searches were also conducted at the residence of the accused person.
The role of Patwari concerned and other public servants of tehsil office Baramulla is also being investigated who were using accused Lambardar as tout to receive a bribe from the general public, the statement reads.
Further investigations into the case are going on.

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