|Early Times Report|
SRINAGAR, Aug 18: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday arrested Executive Engineer of Jal Shakti for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe in Srinagar.
ACB received a written complaint alleging therein that Executive Engineer of Jal Shakti Department, Ground Water Division, Kashmir is 'demanding' Rs 1,36,000 as bribe for issuance of allotment orders in favour of the complainants.
The complainants have already paid a bribe of Rs 30,000 a few days back and the second installment of Rs 25,000 was supposed to be paid today, a statement of ACB said.
However, before paying the bribe amount to the accused person, the complainants approached ACB for taking legal action against the accused public servant under law.
Subsequently, a case was registered and investigation taken up during which a trap team was constituted.
The team caught the accused public servant who was identified as Tariq Ahmad Kachroo presently posted as Executive Engineer, Ground Water Division, PHE (Jal Shakti), Kashmir 'red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe amount of Rs 25,000 from the complainant'.