Srinagar : The Jammu & Kashmir Anti-Corruption Bureau on Thursday said that it has arrested Technical Assistant, Block Langate, Handwara for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 30,000 from a complainant.
In a statement issued on Thursday the J&K Anti Corruption Bureau on Thursday said that it received a complaint against one Ishfaq Razaq Sheikh, Technical Assistant Block Langate Handwara for demanding bribe of ₹50000 from complainant for preparing billof the work executed by the complainant etc.
Stating that the complainant had secured allotment for construction of water harvesting storage at Samnar and that the said work was approved under convergence of forest activities in convergence with MGNREGA scheme, the J&K ACB in it’s statement further said that after completing the said work properly as per the orders, the complainant approached the Technical Assistant of Block Langate, Handwara for preparing the bill as per measurements etc but the said Technical Assistant namely Ishfaq Razaq Sheikh, S/O Abdul Razaq Sheikh R/O Vilgam Handwara was demanding₹50000 as bribe for preparing the bill from complainant.
The J&K ACB in it’s statement furthermore said that the said complainant demanded necessary action under Prevention of Corruption Act against the said accused Public servant for demanding bribe of ₹ 50000, Stating therein further that
on receipt of the complaint a discreet verification was conducted into the matter and on the basis of findings and recommendations of the enquiry officer prima facie offences u/s 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 (as amended in 2018) was made out against the alleged accused public servant.
Stating that case FIR No. 26/2022 U/S 7 of the PC Act 1988 (as amended in 2018) was registered at Police Station ACB Baramulla against above mentioned accused public servant and investigations were started, the J&K ACB in it’s above referred statement said that immediately after registration of the case a trap team headed by Dy SP rank officer and independent witnesses was constituted which caught the accused red handed while demanding & accepting bribe of ₹30000 from the complainant at Big Boss Hotel and Restaurant near Petrol Pump Kulangam main road Handwara.
Stating that the accused official was arrested on spot after completing all legal formalities for further questioning and ascertaining the role other persons, the J&K ACB in the concluding para of it’s statement said that searches were also conducted at the residence of the accused and further investigations are going on.