ACB Arrests Tehsildar, Clerk For Taking Bribe


SRINAGAR: Anti-corruption Bureau on Tuesday arrested Tehsildar Pantha-Chowk and his employee in Srinagar district for allegedly accepting a bribe of rupees 120000.

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Quoting official sources news agency KDC reported that ACB raided the vehicle of Tehsildar Pantha-Chowk bearing number JK01AL- 8277 and was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe along with his employee.

The bribe money of rupees 120000 was recovered on spot and both the officials identified as Majid Ahmad Tehsildar Pantha-Chowk and Waseem Ahmad who is posted at Tehsil office at Pantha-Chowk in Srinagar and is said to be the close associate of Tehsildar were arrested. Waseem was earlier posted in Ganderbal with the same officer.

The officer was arrested on the spot at Tulsibagh Phase 2 by the ACB team, the bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses, an official confirmed and said that further investigations into the matter are going on.


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