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ACB arrests Patwari, Zildar Office, Hajin Irrigation & Flood Control Division, Sumbal
5/28/2022 11:15:10 PM
Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, May 28: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) trapped and arrested Nazir Ahmad, Patwari, Zildar Office, Hajin, Irrigation and Flood Control Division, Sumbal, Bandipora for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs. 5,000 for not demolishing premises of complainant
ACB received a complaint against the Patwari for allegedly demanding bribe from complainant for not taking any coercive action against him during demolition drive.
The complainant a resident of village Sadunara-Hajin said that he is running a bike repairing workshop at Sadunara.
On 24-5-2022, Irrigation and Flood Control Sub-Division, Hajin launched a demolition drive on Irrigation Canal, Galbal, Sadunara. The complainant has fenced about three feet of this irrigation canal land with tin sheets.
The Patwari who was also with this demolition drive, came to his workshop and demanded bribe of Rs. 5000 from him for not demolishing his tin sheeted fenced wall. The complainant told him that he is
unemployed youth and cannot pay this amount on which Patwari insisted that then he will demolish the tin sheeted wall. Under these compelling circumstances, he approached ACB and requested for legal action against the accused Patwari.
As the contents of complaint prima facie disclose the commission of offence punishable U/S 7 of the PC Act 1988 immediately after receipt of the complaint Case FIR No 17/2022 was registered at PS ACB Baramulla and a trap team was constituted. The team caught the accused official red handed while demanding and accepting bribe from complainant. He was arrested on the spot by the ACB team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses.
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