Srinagar : Jammu & Kashmir Anti-Corruption Bureau (J&KACB) on Thursday said that it has arrested Executive Engineer of Jal Shakti Department, Ground Water Division Kashmir for accepting bribe of Rs 1,36,000 as bribe for issuing allotment order to complainants.
In a statement issued on Thursday the J&K Anti Corruption Bureau (J&K ACB) Srinagar on Thursday said that it received a written complaint wherein it was alleged that Executive Engineer of Jal Shakti Department, Ground Water Division, Kashmir is demanding Rs 1,36,000 as bribe for issuance of allotment orders in favour of the complainants.
Stating that the complainants have already paid a bribe of ₹30,000 a few days back, the J&K ACB in it’s statement further said that the second installment of ₹25,000 was supposed to be paid on Thursday but before paying the bribe amount to the accused person, the complainants approached J&K Anti-Corruption Bureau Srinagar for taking legal action against the accused public servant under law.”
“On receipt of the complaint a Case FIR No. 34/2022 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 was registered and investigation taken up”, reads the above referred J&K ACB Statement, adding that “During the course of investigation a trap team was constituted which laid a successful trap and caught the accused public servant Tariq Ahmad Kachroo S/o Noor Mohd Kachroo R/o Undrus, Pampore-Ladoo Road, Pulwama, presently posted as Executive Engineer, Ground Water Division, PHE (Jal Shakti), Kashmir red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe amount of ₹25,000 from the complainant as second installment of total demand of bribe of ₹1,36,000”.
In the concluding para of it’s above quoted statement the J&K ACB in it’s above quoted statement furthermore said that the bribe money was also recovered from the possession of the said Executive Engineer in presence of independent witnesses and searches were also carried out at different locations associated with the accused. The ACB in it’s above referred statement also said that further investigation into the case has been also started.