Srinagar, Apr 1: Anti Corruption Bureau has trapped and subsequently arrested a head constable deputed at a police station here in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on allegations of him receiving a bribe.
In a statement, the Bureau maintained that it received a complaint through its WhatsApp helpline number from a complainant maintaining therein that he (complainant) has solemnized/performed his marriage some twenty years back. “Few days ago a dispute had arisen between the complainant and his wife and his in-laws filed a written complaint against him in the Police Station Gund and the said dispute was later-on amicably settled by a police official of Police Station Gund, namely, Head Constable Gulzar Ahmad, by way of mediation and to this effect a compromise deed was executed between the parties on 31st March, 2021”, the statement reads.
“Since then police official (Gulzar Ahmad) was making frequent calls on complainant’s number and demanding an amount of Rs. 2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand Only) for issuance of the true copy of the compromise deed entered into between the parties” , the statement maintained.
“On receipt of the complaint, a case FIR No.06 of 2021 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 IPC was registered in Police Station ACB Srinagar and investigation was taken up.”
“A trap team was constituted.
The trap team laid a successful trap and caught Head Constable Gulzar Ahmad of Police Station red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe from the complainant. The amount of bribe to the tune of Rs. 2,000/- was also recovered on the spot. He was arrested and taken in custody by ACB team”, the statement reads.
“Further investigation of the case is going on”, the statement reads further. (GNS)