Srinagar, Jul 20: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday trapped and arrested Assistant Engineer of Rural Development Department, Sub-Division Awantipora, Pulwama, for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 2000 for releasing payment.
Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging therein that Mushtaq Ahmad Najar, Assistant Engineer Rural Development Department (REW), Sub-Division Awantipora, Pulwama, is demanding bribe of Rs 2,000 for releasing CDR amount of Rs 7,000, a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
“The complainant alleged that he is a contractor and works in development related works of Block Awantipora, Pulwama. The said CDR was deposited by the complainant for work named “Improvement of walling/ Gate around Panchayat Ghar at Dangerpora Padgampora, Pulwama”.
“Since the contents of the complaint disclose demand of bribe by alleged accused public servant namely Mushtaq Ahmad Najar S/o Habibullah R/o Mirdanter, Anantnag, posted as Assistant Engineer, Rural Development Department (REW), Sub-Division Awantipora, Pulwama, accordingly a case under FIR number 13/2022 was registered at PS ACB Anantnag and investigations started. During the course of investigation a trap team constituted. The team caught the accused official red handed while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 2,000 from complainant. He was arrested on the spot by the ACB team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses,” the statement said, adding that further investigation is going on—(KNO)