The court of Additional Special Judge, Kashmir Jeema Bashir convicted one Bashir Ahmed Sheikh, then Incharge Supervisor (TSO) of CA&PD Department Circle Marhama with imprisonment and fine.
According to Vigilance Organisation (VO) statement on 30.06.2006 case FIR No.25/2006 under Section 5(2) J&K P.C Act and section 161 RPC was registered against the accused in P/S VOK on receipt of written complaint from the complainant. “During the course of investigation accused Bashir Ahmed Sheikh was arrested by VOK while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.1000 from the complainant Mudasir Ahmed Wani R/o Mirhama, a dealer of Commission based centre for accepting the monthly grain and bags statement for the month. During the course of investigation it was established that the accused incharge supervisor had demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.1000/- from the owner of the commission based centre, Mirhama for accepting/authenticating monthly grain and bags statement,” it said.
The investigating officer had prima facie made out a case of criminal misconduct against the accused and on the basis of evidence, oral, documentary as well as circumstantial. “On completion of investigation, charge sheet was produced against the on 14.02.2007. On conclusion of the trial the Court pronounced the accused guilty and convicted the accused to two years imprisonment for commission of offence under section 5(1) (d) r/w 5 (2) J&K P.C Act and fine of Rs.3000/- for commission of offence under section 161 RPC,” the statement said.
The accused was also ordered to undergo further imprisonment of three months in default of payment of fine. The investigation of the case has been conducted by Insp. Qazi Syed Mehmood and case was ably and successfully prosecuted by the Senior Prosecuting Officer Syed Sareer Ahmed. The accused was taken into custody on spot and sent to Central Jail, Srinagar.