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ACB arrests JE of RDD for accepting bribe at Kupwara

KUPWARA: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) traped and arrested Ghulam Hassan, Junior Engineer (JE), Rural Development Department (RDD), Block Tregham, District Kupwara, for accepting bribe of ₹8,000 for preparing bills.

ACB received a complaint alleging that JE Ghulam Hassanis demanded a bribe of ₹8000 for preparing Bill for the work executed by the complainant under MGNREGA.

The complainant alleged that the accused JE was adopting delaying tactics and not preparing bills for the work executed by the complainant under MGNREGA and 14th FC at village Kunanposhpura, Block Tregham, District Kupwara. The said JE demanded a bribe of ₹8000 from the complainant as his commission.

Upon receiving the instant complaint, prima facie offence under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out. Consequently, case FIR Number 06/2022 was registered at Police Station ACB Baramulla. Subsequently, a trap team was constituted. The trap team caught the JE red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of ₹8000 from the complainant. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in the presence of independent witnesses. (NOTE: PRESS RELEASE PUBLISHED AS RECEIVED)