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ACB arrests two R&B officials for accepting bribe

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Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday trapped and arrested in charge Assistant Executive Engineer and Works Supervisor of R&B, electric sub-division North Baramulla for demanding and accepting bribe.

In a statement issued here today, a spokesman of the Bureau said that ACB trapped and arrested Mukhtiar Ahmad Joo,  I/c AEE and Reyaz Ahmad Peer, Works Supervisor posted in R&B, Electric Sub Division North, Baramulla for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.20000 and Rs. 5000 respectively.

Giving details, the spokesman said that ACB received a complaint from a contractor against Mukhtair Ahmad Joo for allegedly demanding bribe.

The complainant said that he had completed work of Fixing of Internal Electrification with Main Control Panel and Service Line to 10 roomed double storied building at HS Busgran Uri received by him vide No R&B/3798-3803 Dtd: 18/11/2021 at an estimated cost of Rs. 4,14,720 on tender basis, the spokesman said.

He further said that as per the complainant, he completed the whole work within stipulated period and handed over the same to the concerned Division but Mukhtair Ahmad Joo was demanding bribe of Rs. 20,000 for releasing the final payment.

After verifying the matter the allegations of demand of bribe by these public servants were found to be prima facie true. On the basis of findings and recommendations of the Enquiry Officer, Case FIR No 20/2022 was registered in PS ACB Baramulla U/s 7 of the P.C Act 1988 (as amended in 2018) and section 120-B IPC against both accused public servants for demand of bribe and investigations started, said the spokesman.

He said that a trap was laid and the team caught both accused red handed while demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant.

They were arrested and further investigations are going on,” said the spokesman.