ACB Traps, Arrests KPDCL Employee For Accepting Bribe

SRINAGAR: The Anti Corruption Bureau on Sunday arrested Vinod Kumar Fotedar, Technician-2nd in the office of Assistant Executive Engineer, Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited, Anantnag for demanding and accepting bribe of ₹25,000/- for processing Power agreement case.

In a statement, Anti Corruption Bureau said that they received a complaint alleging that Vinod Kumar Fotedar, Technician-2nd posted in the office of the Assistant Executive Engineer, Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (PDD), Anantnag is demanding a bribe of ₹25,000 for processing Power agreement case of complainant.

“The complainant alleged that he is an owner of Poultry farm and he has to make Power consumption agreement for which he had applied and concerned had visited the spot also and demanded ₹25,000 as a bribe,” said ACB in a statement.

“Upon receiving the instant complaint, prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out. Consequently, a case FIR No. 07/2022 was registered in PS ACB Anantnag and investigation took up,” they said.

“During the course of the investigation, a trap team was constituted. The team caught red-handed Vinod Kumar Fotedar, Technician-2nd posted in the office of the Assistant Executive Engineer, Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited, Anantnag, while demanding and accepting the bribe of ₹25000/- from the complainant,” they added.

“He was arrested on the spot by the ACB team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses. Further investigation is going on,” said ACB in a statement.

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