Jammu : The Jammu & Kashmir Anti-Corruption Bureay (J&K ACB) on Monday produced za charge sheet against Rajinder Kumar, Executive Engineer and Mohd Farooq, Asstt. Accounts Officer, SAMAGRA (Education Division, SSA/RMSA, Div III-IV) in trap case in the Court of Anti Corruption Jammu.
In a statement issued on Monday the J&K ACB said “ the instant case was registered on the basis of a complaint regarding alleged demand of bribe by Rajinder Kumar, Executive Engineer and Mohd Farooq Ahmad, Asstt. Accounts Officer of SAMAGRA (Education Division, SSA/RMSA, Div III-IV) Jammu for release of long pending bills”, adding therein that “the Complainant in his complaint alleged that the company of the complainant had carried out partial construction work. He had received payment of Rs. 29.97 lakh in February, 2020”.
J&K ACB in it’s statement further said that after completion of some more work, bills worth Rs. 15 lakhs were raised by the complainant, stating therein further that the accused officials withheld payment on the ground that their share in respect of the earlier payment has not been paid in terms of 2% and 1.5% respectively as such Rs. 45000/- was demanded for the release of the new bill.
Revealing that on receipt of complaint at Anti Corruption Bureau, Case FIR No. 05/20 U/s 7 Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act r/w 120B IPC at PS ACB Jammu was registered against the accused public servants namely Rajinder Kumar, Executive Engineer and Mohd Farooq Ahmad, Asstt. Accounts officer of SAMAGRA (Education Division, SSA/RMSA, Div III-IV), Jammu, J&K ACB in it’s statement said that the officials were subsequently caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe.
In the concluding para of it’s statement the J&K ACB said that after receiving sanction from Government in respect of in-service accused persons, a charge sheet of the instant case FIR was produced against the above mentioned persons in the Anti-Corruption Court, Jammu for judicial determination, stating therein further that the next date of hearing has been fixed on January 3 next year.