Jammu 23 February (KNB): Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Jammu presented the charge sheet before Ld. Special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu in case FIR No. 22/2019 U/S 5 (1) (d) r/w 5 (2) J&K PC Act 2006 and Section 4-A & 4-F of J&K P.C Act Amendment-2014) ACB against Nazir Ahmed Sheikh then officer on Special Duty of Nasir Goni, Chief Engineer, (R&B) Jammu (now retired) and Raju Singh then driver in the office of Nasir Goni, Chief Engineer (PWD (R&B) for judicial determination.
Officials stated, “The instant case FIR was registered on the written complaint lodged by Suresh Kumar Gupta S/o S.P Gupta R/o Ward No. 04 Reasi, alleging therein that he is working as a contractor in PWD (R&B) Dept under Self Help Group M/S Guru Nanak Builders Jammu, an amount of Rs. 32.12 lakh was pending for payment by the PWD Department for work executed on Reasi-Angi Road,” adding that He approached Nasir Goni, Chief Engineer Office PWD (R&B) Jammu number of times, the accused Nazir Ahmed OSD to Nasir Goni, demanded bribe of Rs. 70,000/- thousand for release of Rs. 10 lakh for pending funds.
“Accordingly a case FIR No. 22/2019 was registered at Police Station Anti-Corruption Bureau Jammu,” statement read.
Furthermore, officials stated that Nazir Ahmed OSD was caught red handed while demanding and accepting of Rs. 70,000/- and accused Raju Singh S/o Puran Chand R/O A/P Quarter No. 1 Rehari, Jammu then driver PWD (R&B) Chief Engineer Office Jammu has abetted the demand and acceptance of bribe amount of Rs. 70,000/- by accepting the same from complainant Sh. Suresh Kumar Gupta on the direction of accused Nazir Ahmed.
“After completion of investigation, after obtaining prosecution sanction in respect of accused public servant, the charge sheet against accused persons namely (1) Nazir Ahmed Sheikh (now retired) then OSD in the Office of Chief Engineer PWD (R&B) Jammu (2) Raju Singh then driver in the office of Chief Engineer PWD (R&B) Jammu was produced,” statement said.
Officials added that the next date of hearing is on 22-03-2021. (KNB)