Ganderbal 15 March (KNB): Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) traps and arrests Aabid Ahmad, Field Inspector Pollution Control Board, Ganderbal for accepting bribe.
In a statement, officials said that ACB received a written complaint from the complainant alleging therein that he is running a joinery mill at Saloora Ganderbal and had applied online for NOC from Pollution Control Board in November, 2019.
“Subsequently, a field Inspector, namely Aabid Ahmad visited his unit for spot inspection,” officials stated, adding that later on the District Officer, Pollution Control Board, Ganderbal prepared a report wherein he mentioned that the complainant has not applied for NOC with the result his unit was closed.
“District Officer Pollution Control Board Ganderbal, namely Mohammad Ashraf Khanday along with the Field Inspector were demanding an amount of Rs.20,000/- as bribe in instalments within a period of one month for withdrawal of closure order, which was issued by them on their report,” officials stated.
The statement said that the complainant arranged an amount of Rs. 3000/- as first instalments to be paid to them.
“On the complaint of the complainant, a case FIR No.02/2021, PS ACB, U/S 7 P.C Act 1988, of PS ACB was registered and investigation was taken up,” officials stated.
“During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted which laid a successful trap,” officials stated, adding that, “Aabid Ahmad, presently Field Inspector Pollution Control Board, Ganderbal, was caught red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe amount of Rs. 3000/- from the complainant.”
Officials added that further investigation of the case is in progress. (KNB)