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ACB arrests Patwari for bribery

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Srinagar: The Anti-Corruption Bureau Saturday informed that its sleuths have arrested a revenue official for demanding and accepting bribe for issuing revenue extracts of land.

Giving details, ACB in a statement said that Bashir Ahmad Dar, Patwari, Halqa Wahabpora, Budgam had demanded bribe of Rs 1.65 lakhs from a complainant for issuance of revenue extracts.

It said that the complainant alleged that he wanted to sell 15 marlas of land at Wahabpora, Budgam for which he was in need of revenue extracts for which he approached Patwari concerned, who in turn demanded huge bribe from him for issuance of the documents and compelled him to pay Rs one lakh in advance, to be followed up with another Rs 65,000 for the same.

After registering a formal case, a team was constituted, which trapped Patwari Bashir Ahmad Dar red-handed while demanding and accepting bribe from complainant at Berwa Budgam.

The accused Patwari has beenĀ  arrested on spot, following which searches were also conducted in the office and residence of the accused, ACB said, adding that further investigations in the case isĀ  going on.

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