SRINAGAR: Anti Corruption Bureau on Monday arrested a junior assistant and an orderly poster in Tehsil office Baramulla for demanding and accepting bribe from a complainant.
According to a statement that ACB received a complaint against Mushtaq Ahmad Mir posted in tehsil office Baramulla for allegedly demanding bribe of ₹4000 from a complainant for settling his case pending disposal with Tehsil office Baramulla.
The statement reads that it was found that a case was filed by Police Station Baramulla against complainant and other under sec 109 CrPC with tehsil office Baramulla on 05-08-2021 which was pending disposal with tehsil office and for which the Junior Assistant posted in the tehsil office Baramulla namely Mushtaq Ahmad Mir who was handling the case file demanded bribe of Rs 4000 from complainant through orderly Khalida Tugoo posted in the same office.
It reads that under these circumstances the complainant approached the ACB and requested for taking necessary legal action against the accused Public servant.
“Accordingly on receipt of the complaint which prima facie disclosed commission of offences under U/s 7 of the P.C Act 1988 (as amended in 2018), a case FIR No 21/2022 was registered at PS ACB Baramulla and investigation was started.”
It added that immediately after registration of the case, a trap team headed by DySP rank officer and independent witnesses was constituted.
“The team caught the accused Khalida Tugoo redhanded while demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant on behalf of the main accused Mushtaq Ahmad Mir.”
It reads that later both of them found involved in demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant and were arrested in the case after completing all legal formalities.
“Searches were also conducted at the residence of the accused. Further investigations are going on,” it added—(KNO)