Baramulla 3 April (KNB): Anti Corruption Bureau on Saturday trapped and arrested Bashir Ahmad Hajam, Naib Tehsildar Tangmarg, Baramulla districts for accepting bribe of Rs 30000.
An officials statement said that ACB received a complaint from one complainant alleging therein that the mother of complainant possesses 12 Kanals of land at Chandil, Tangmarg, Baramulla. Out of the 12 Kanal land, 6 Kanal were sold by the mother of the complaint.
“The complainant approached revenue officials for the revenue papers. The concerned Patwari had prepared the revenue papers of the said land. For the collection of the revenue extracts (Intikhab), the concerned Naib Tehsildar demanded Rs. 30,000/ from the complainant to be paid as a bribe money,” officials stated.
“On the receipt of the complaint, case FIR No. 05 u/s 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act,1988was registered in Police Station ACB North Kashmir,” they added.
Subsequently, a trap was laid and the accused Bashir Ahmad Hajam R/o Gandarbal, Naib Tehsildar of Tangmarg, was caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe Rs. 30,000/- from the complainant, officials stated, adding that the accused was arrested and taken in custody by ACB.
Officials stated that further investigation is in process. (KNB)