ACB arrests govt official for bribery
Srinagar: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Tuesday sdaid that it has arrested a clerk in the office of Naib Tehsildar, Tangmarg Aharbal, Kulgam, for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 7,000 for issuance of Schedule Tribe certificate.
According to an ACB spokesman, the anti-graft agency had received a complaint alleging that Layaqat Raheem Poswal, son of Abdul Raheem Poswal of Tangmarg, Aharbal, appointed as Class-IV employee and working as Clerk in the office of Naib Tehsildar, Tangmarg Aharbal, Kulgam, was demanding Rs 7,000 from the complainant for issuance of Schedule Tribe certificate.
The complainant had already paid Rs 3500 to the accused but the latter was demanding remaining money of Rs 3,500 from him.
After registering a case, ACB sleuths caught Layaqat Raheem Poswal red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 3,500 from the complainant. He was arrested on the spot by the ACB team and the bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses.
Further investigation into the case is on, ACB said.