Srinagar, Feb 15: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Tuesday trapped and arrested Junior Engineer, Rural Development Department, Block Tregham in Kupwara for accepting bribe of Rs 8,000 for preparing bills.
A statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reads that ACB received a complaint alleging therein that Gh Hassan, Junior Engineer of Rural Development Department, Block Tregham, District Kupwara is demanding bribe of Rs 8000 for preparing Bill for the work executed by complainant under MGNREGA.
“The complainant alleged that the accused Junior Engineer (JE) was adopting delaying tactics and not preparing bill for the work executed by complainant under MGNREGA & 14th FC at village Kunanposhpura, Block Tregham, District Kupwara. The said Junior Engineer was demanding bribe of Rs 8000 from complainant as his commission.”
“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. 06/2022 was registered at P/S ACB Baramulla.”
Subsequently, a trap team was constituted. The trap team caught Gh Hassan Jr. Engineer of Rural Development Department (REW), Block Trehgam, District Kupwara red handed while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 8000 from the complainant. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses, it said—(KNO)