ACB Traps, Arrests Sarpanch For Demanding, Accepting Bribe

SRINAGAR: Anti Corruption Bureau ( ACB) arrested a Sarpanch Khulchohar, district Anantnag for demanding and accepting a bribe.

According to a press release the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint, wherein the complainant alleged that Sarpanch Khulchohar, District Anantnag Hafiza Begum W/o Ghulam Qadir Kumar resident of Kulhchohar, Block Shangus, Anantnag has demanded ₹6500  on account of approving work files related to works executed under MGNREGA, 14 FC and SBM through the office of BDO Shangus.

“Upon receiving the instant complaint prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out. Consequently, case FIR No. 03/2022 was registered at P/S ACB Anantnag,” said the statement.

“Subsequently, a trap team was constituted. The trap team caught Hafiza Begum W/o Ghulam Qadir Kumar, R/o  Kulhchohar, Block Shangus, Anantnag while demanding and accepting bribe of ₹6500/- from the complainant. She was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team. The bribe money was also recovered from her possession in presence of independent witnesses,” it said.

Further investigations of the case is going on, said the statement.

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