ACB Arrests Two Officials For Accepting Bribe

SRINAGAR: Anti-corruption Bureau on Monday arrested Mushtaq Ahmad Mir Junior Assistant and Khalida Tugoo, orderly of tehsil office Baramulla, for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 4000.

In a statement Anti Corruption Bureau spokesman said that they received a complaint against Mushtaq Ahmad Mir posted in tehsil office Baramulla  for allegedly demanding bribe of ₹4000 from complainant  for settling his case pending disposal with Tehsil office Baramulla etc.

“It was found  that a case was filed by Police Station Baramulla against complainant and other under sec 109 CrPC with tehsil office Baramulla on 05-08-2021 which was pending disposal with tehsil office and for which the Junior Assistant posted in the tehsil office Baramulla namely Mushtaq Ahmad Mir who was handling the case file  demanded bribe of Rs 4000 from complainant through orderly Khalida Tugoo posted in the same office,” said the spokesman.

“Under these circumstances the complainant approached the ACB and requested for taking necessary legal action against the accused Public servant,” he said .

He added that accordingly on receipt of the complaint which prima facie disclosed commission of offences under U/s 7 of the P.C Act 1988 (as amended in 2018), a case FIR No 21/2022 was registered at PS ACB Baramulla and investigation started.

“Immediately after registration of the case, a trap team headed by DySP rank officer and independent witnesses was constituted. The team caught the  accused Khalida Tugoo red handed while demanding and accepting bribe   from the complainant on behalf of the main accused Mushtaq Ahmad Mir,” said ACB spokesman in a statement.

“Later on both of them found involved in demanding and accepting bribe from complainant and were arrested in the case  after completing all legal formalities for further questioning and ascertaining the role of each of them and of any other officer in the case. Searches were also conducted at the residence of the accused,” he said .

“Further investigations are going on,” said ACB spokesman in a statement.

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