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Tehsildar Shalteng, Naib Tehsildar Batamaloo arrested for accepting bribe: ACB

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Srinagar: Anti-corruption Bureau on Monday arrested Tehsildar Shalteng and Naib-tehsildar Batamaloo in Srinagar district for allegedly accepting bribes.

An ACB spokesman said it received a written complaint alleging that Mohammad Younis, Tehsildar and Ghulam Rasool Hajam, Naib-Tehsildar of Tehsil Office Shalteng, were demanding Rs 5 lakh as bribe for allowing the complaints to run their business on Nazool land transferred in their favour under Roshni Act, which has been recently declared ultra vires, at Rampur, Chattabal Srinagar.

The amount of bribe was settled to be paid in installments and as first installment, the complainants were asked to pay Rs 2 lakh, the ACB said.

“However, before paying the bribe amount to the accused persons, the complainants approached the Anti Corruption Bureau,” it added.

It said that a case (FIR No. 29/2022 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 r/w 120-B IPC) was registered and during investigation, Ghulam Rasool Hajam, Naib Tehsildar, Shalteng and trapped and caught red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe amount of Rs 2 lakh from the complainant.

“The bribe money was recovered from the possession of the accused in presence of independent witnesses. Mohammad Younis Bangroo, Tehsildar Shalteng was also arrested by the ACB team”, said the ACB.

Later the searches were carried out at the residences and official quarters of the accused public servants, subsequent to the searches at Tehsil office, Shalteng, it added.

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