President Municipal Committee Arrested While Accepting Rs 80,000 Bribe

SRINAGAR: Anti Corruption Bureau on Thursday arrested the President of the Municipal Committee, Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district while demanding and accepting Rs 80,000 as a bribe for the release of payments for the supply of garbage vehicles to the committee.

A spokesperson of ACB in a statement said that the arrest was made following a complaint by the supplier of the two hopper tipper dumpers alleging therein that the President MC Pahalgam, Owais Ahmad was demanding Rs 80,000 as a bribe for the release of payments for the vehicles.

The spokesman added that accordingly, a case FIR No. 31/2021 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 was registered and an investigation was taken up.

“During the course of the investigation, a trap team constituted. The trap team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Owais Ahmad while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs. 80,000 from the complainant. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team and further investigation into the case is going on,” said ACB spokesman in a statement.

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