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ACB traps, arrests ASI for taking 10K bribe from truck driver

Patwari arrested by ACB while demanding, accepting bribe in Baramulla
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ACB traps, arrests ASI for taking 10K bribe from truck driver

KUPWARA: An Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Police Station Kupwara was trapped and was arrested by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) for accepting a 10,000 bribe from a truck driver.

A statement issued by the ACB reads, “Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint through ACB helpline alleging therein that Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Mohammad Sultan Mir of Police Station Kupwara is demanding bribe for providing a report to the court on an application moved by complainant through his counsel before the court for release of his truck & its documents which were seized by the police station in an accident case,”.

It said that the complainant alleged that his truck met with an accident on 29-11-2021 near Heri, Kupwara.

“A case was registered against him at the Police Station, Kupwara. During investigations of the accident case the documents of the complainant’s vehicle and the vehicle were seized by the Police Station, Kupwara.”

It added that for releasing these documents and vehicles, the complainant moved an application before the Sessions Court Kupwara. “The Court sought a report from Police station Kupwara. The complainant approached ASI Mohd Sultan Mir, Investigating Officer of the case for providing the report to the court. ASI Sultan Mir demanded from bribe from him for providing the report to the court.”

“As the contents of complaint prima facie disclosed the commission of the offence as defined under section 7 of the P.C Act 1988. Accordingly, a case under FIR number 01/2022 was registered at Police Station ACB Baramulla against ASI Mohammad Sultan Mir, posted at Police Station Kupwara.”

“During the course of the investigation, a trap team was constituted. The trap team caught ASI, red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses,” it said, adding that further investigations of the case are going on—(KNO)

 

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ACB traps, arrests ASI for taking 10K bribe from truck driver