ACB Traps, Arrests Two Forest Department Employees For ‘Accepting Bribe’

SRINAGAR: Anti Corruption Bureau claimed to have trapped and subsequently arrested two forest department employees in Rajouri for accepting bribe.

A statement of ACB issued here said that they received a complaint that on the basis of a false and frivolous complaint lodged against the family of the complainant with DFO, Rajouri the forest officials namely Anil Kumar, Forest Guard and Ajaz Mirza, Forester are demanding a bribe of Rs. 40,000/- from her for settlement of the complaint.

The statement said ​DFO Rajouri had forwarded the said complaint to Range Officer, Rajouri for conducting spot inspection and report.

“On request of complainant her brother approached the officials of Forest Department who were enquiring the matter during which they ask him to get the bribe amount from her sister’s family for immediate settlement of the matter,” said the statement.

“After verification of the contents of complaint which prima facie disclosed commission of offence u/s 7 of the PC Act 1988 r/w 120-B IPC an FIR was registered against the accused persons Anil Kumar, Forest guard and Ajaz Mirza, Forester,” it said, adding that “accordingly, a trap team was constituted which laid the trap and caught the Forest Guard Anil Kumar accepting a bribe of Rs. 40,000/- from the complainant’s brother. Later on other accused Ajaz Mirza, Forester was also arrested in connection with the investigation of the case.”

​“Searches were conducted at the office premises of the concerned officers including the house searches of both the accused persons,” said the statement.

​Further investigation in the case is going on.


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