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Xen Jal Shakti Dept arrested while accepting bribe: ACB

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Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau on Thursday arrested Executive Engineer Ground Water Division, Kashmir in the Jal Shakti Department for demanding and accepting bribe.

As per an ACB spokesman, the accused allegedly demanded Rs 1,36,000 as bribe for issuance of allotment orders in favour of the complainants. The complainants, the ACB said, have already paid a bribe of Rs 30,000 a few days back while the second installment of Rs 25,000 was supposed to be paid today.

However, before paying the bribe amount to the accused person, the complainants approached Anti-Corruption Bureau for taking legal action against the accused public servant under law.

A case (FIR No. 34/2022 U/S 7 PC Act 1988) was registered and investigation taken up, the ACB said.

“During the course of investigation a trap team was constituted which caught the accused public servant Tariq Ahmad Kachroo, son of Noor Mohammad Kachroo, resident of Undrus, Pampore-Ladoo Road, Pulwama, presently posted as Executive Engineer, Ground Water Division, PHE (Jal Shakti), Kashmir, red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe amount of Rs 25,000 from the complainant,” ACB said.

It said the bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses.


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