Poonch: Jammu and Kashmir Anti Corruption Bureau (J&K ACB) on Friday said that it has trapped and arrested a junior engineer of Rural Development Department for accepting bribe in Sathara bolock of Poonch district.
In a statement issued on Friday the ACB said “ the Jammu & Kashmir Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint wherein it was alleged that Mohd Rahid Malik, presently posted as Junior Engineer in Block Sathra, Poonch demanded a bribe of Rs. 12000/- for releasing payment for construction of drain in favour of complainant and 5 other NREGA card holders, stating therein further that “complainant alleged that he approached Block Development Officer and Assistant Commissioner Development, Poonch for redressal of complaint, but no action was taken by them.”
Stating that on receipt of the complaint, a case FIR No.02 of 2021, under section 7 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was registered in Police Station ACB Rajouri and investigation was taken up, the ACB in it statement said “a trap team was constituted which laid a successful trap and caught Mohd Rahid Malik @ Jannu S/o Mohd Sajjad Malik R/o Mandi Kalani, Tehsil Mandi District Poonch, presently posted as Junior engineer in Block Sathra, Poonch, red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe from the complainant”.
In the concluding para of it’s above referred statement the ACB said “ the amount of bribe to the tune of Rs. 6000 was also recovered on the spot following which the above named JE was arrested and taken into custody”, adding that “after the arrest searches were also conducted in the premises of the accused and further investigation is in progress”