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Cop booked on graft charges

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Jammu, Aug 13: An FIR was registered against a police constable in Poonch district today for allegedly taking a bribe from a person to get his son appointed in the department.

Mohammad Aslam, a resident of Sathra Tehsil of Mandi, lodged a complaint alleging that Nazir Hussain Shah had demanded and accepted Rs 75,000 from him in lieu of getting his son recruited as a constable in the police department, a statement from the J&K State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) said.

A preliminary inquiry prima facie established the allegations, leading to the registration of a case against Shah under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, the statement said.

The accused has not been arrested so far, it added.

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