ACB arrests Auditor Sadar Treasury for bribery
Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau has said that it trapped and arrested Syed Mujeeb Indrabi, Auditor (Accounts Assistant), Sadar Treasury, Srinagar for demanding and accepting bribe of ₹2500 and recovered ₹1,16,125 cash and cheque of ₹7000 on his personal search.
A press release issued here by the Bureau said that Anti Corruption Bureau received a written complaint wherein the complainant alleged that an Auditor (Accounts Assistant) of Sadar Treasury Srinagar namely Syed Mujeeb Indrabi was demanding ₹2500/- as bribe for release of pending payment of a bill amounting ₹2,50,000/- due to the complainant in respect of completion of a work of Ziyarat Shareef at Letapora, Pulwama, allotted by Tourism Department Kashmir. On this the complainant approached ACB Srinagar for further necessary legal action.
On receipt of the complaint Case FIR No. 12/2022 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 IPC was registered in this Bureau and investigation taken up, the press release said adding that during the course of investigation a trap team was constituted that laid a successful trap and caught Syed Mujeeb Indrabi, Auditor (Accounts Assistant) red-handed while demanding and accepting bribe of of ₹2500/- from the complainant. He was arrested on the spot by the ACB team and bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses, the press release said adding that during search of the pocket of the accused ₹1,16,125/- (in cash) and cheque of ₹7000 were also recovered from the accused.
Immediately after the trap, search was also conducted in residential house of the accused and further investigation into the case was initiated, the Bureau said.