ACB arrests Patwari in Kupwara for taking bribe
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday arrested a Patwari on the charges of accepting bribe.
The ACB issued a statement saying a complainant had alleged that Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari of Halqa Mufalpora, Tehsil and District Kupwara, was demanding bribe for providing revenue extracts.
The complainant alleged that the accused Patwari was “adopting delaying tactics and was not preparing revenue extracts required by the complainant for registration of sale deed for the land purchased by him recently”.
The complainant, as per the statement had said that he had deposited the necessary fee of Rs 420 in form of GR in the Tehsil office Kupwara on January 14 even as the patwari had “already taken bribe of Rs 10,000.”
“Upon receiving the instant complaint prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was made out and consequently case FIR No. 02/2022 was registered at P/S ACB Baramulla,” said the statement.
It further said that a trap team was constituted, which caught Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari red handed while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 5000 from the complainant. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team and the bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses.
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