ACB arrests R&B employee for taking bribe in Ganderbal
Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a computer operator in the office of Superintending Engineer, Public Works Department (R&B) Circle, Ganderbal, while accepting Rs 4,000 as bribe in lieu of releasing a contractor card.
As per an ACB spokesman, a complainant alleged that in order to release the Contractor Card-D in his favour, Rafiq Ahmad Sheikh, Computer Operator in the office of Superintending Engineer, Public Works Department (R&B) Circle, Ganderbal was demanding Rs 8000 as bribe.
“After negotiations the matter was settled at Rs 4000 to be paid as 2nd installment, while Rs 3000 has already been taken by the accused as 1st installment, “the spokesman said.
During the course of investigation a trap team was constituted, which caught Shiekh red-handed while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs 4000 from the complainant, the ACB said adding he was arrested and taken into custody. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses, said the ACB.
The role of Superintending Engineer, Public Works Department (R&B) Circle, Ganderbal in the matter is also being examined while further investigation into the case is on, the ACB said.