ACB Arrests Patwari For Taking Bribe

SRINAGAR: ACB traps and arrests Darbinder Singh, Patwari, Halqa Rasli Gandhera, Basantgarh, Udhampur for demanding and accepting bribe of ₹30,000 for issuance of Fard.

In a statement, Anti Corruption Bureau said that they received a complaint alleging therein that he wanted to sell his piece of land and the concerned Patwari, Halqa Rasli Gandheran, Udhampur namely Darbinder Singh is demanding bribe of ₹ 50,000 for issuance of Fard.

“On receipt of the complaint, a case FIR No.01/2023 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 in Police Station ACB Udhampur and investigation taken up,” said ACB spokesman in a statement.

“During the course of investigation a trap team was constituted. The team caught the accused officer Darbinder Singh along with his driver while demanding and accepting bribe of ₹30,000 in presence of independent witnesses,” he said.

He added that both of them were arrested on spot after completing necessary legal formalities. The bribe amount was also recovered in the presence of the independent witnesses.

Further investigation of the case is going on, said Anti Corruption Bureau spokesman in a statement.

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