ACB Arrests Patwari For Taking Bribe

SRINAGAR: The Anti Corruption Bureau on Saturday arrested Bashir Ahmad Dar, Patwari, Halqa Wahabpora, Budgam for demanding a bribe of Rs one lakh and sixty-five thousand from the complainant for issuance of revenue extracts.

In a statement, Anti Corruption Bureau spokesman that they received a complaint against Bashir Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar R/o Saidpora ,Berwah, District Budgam posted as Patwari, Halqa, Wahabpora, Budgam regarding accepting bribe from the complainant of Rs 1,65,000  for issuance of revenue extracts to the complainant etc.

“The complainant alleged that he wants to sell 15 marlas of land situated at Wahabpora, Budgam for which he was in need of revenue extracts for which he approached Patwari concerned who inturn demanded huge bribe from him for issuance of the documents and compelled him to pay Rs one lakh in advance and demanded Rs 65,000 more for the same. In these circumstances complainant approached ACB for taking legal action against  Patwari, Bashir Ahmad Dar,” said the spokesman.

“As the contents of the complaint prima facie disclose the commission of the offence as defined under section 7 of the PC Act 1988 accordingly a case FIR No 19/2022 was registered at PS ACB Srinagar and investigations were started,” he said.

“Immediately after registration of the case, a trap team was constituted. The team trapped  Patwari Bashir Ahmad Dar red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe from the complainant at Beerwah Budgam,” he added.

“The accused Patwari has been immediately arrested on the spot. Searches were also conducted in the office and residence of the accused,” he further added.

“Further investigations in the case is going on,” said the spokesman.

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