ACB Traps, Arrests Engineer For Accepting Bribe

SRINAGAR: The Anti Corruption Bureau on Wednesday arrested Mushtaq Ahmad Najar, Assistant Engineer, Rural Development Department (REW), Sub-Division Awantipora, Pulwama, for demanding and accepting bribe of ₹2000 for releasing payment

In a statement Anti Corruption Bureau spokesman said that they received a complaint alleging therein that Mushtaq Ahmad Najar, Assistant Engineer Rural Development Department (REW), Sub-Division Awantipora, Pulwama, is demanding bribe of ₹ 2,000 for releasing CDR amount of ₹7,000.

“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,” said the spokesman.

He said that 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 Case FIR No 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 ₹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,” he added.

Further investigation is going on, said the spokesman.

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