Srinagar :TheJammu and Kashmir Anti-Corruption Bureau (J&K ACB) on Tuesday said that it has trapped and arrested Layaqat Raheem Poswal, Clerk in the office of NaibTehsildar, Tangmarg Aharbal, Kulgam, for demanding and accepting bribe of ₹ 7,000 for issuance of Schedule Tribe Certificate.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, J&K ACB said “a complaint was received wherein it was alleged that Layaqat Raheem Poswal S/o Abdul Raheem Poswal R/o Tangmarg, Aharbal, appointed as Class-IV employee and working as Clerk in the office of Naib Tehsildar, Tangmarg Aharbal, Kulgam, is demanding ₹7,000 from the complainant for issuance of Schedule Tribe Certificate”, stating therein further that “the complainant had already paid ₹3500 to the accused and the accused clerk was demanding remaining money of ₹3,500 from him and on this the complainant approached ACB for taking necessary legal action”.
Stating further that upon receiving the instant complaint, prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out. Consequently, case FIR No. 06/2022 was registered in PS ACB Anantnag and investigation taken-up.
J&K ACB in its statement said that during the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted which caught red handed Layaqat Raheem Poswal S/o Abdul Raheem Poswal R/o Tangmarg, Aharbal, while demanding and accepting the bribe of ₹3,500/- from the complainant, police in it’s statement further said that the accused was arrested on the spot by the ACB team, stating therein further that the bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses and Further investigation into the case is on.