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ACB arrests KPDCL lineman for accepting bribe of Rs 3000 in Kulgam

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Srinagar: The Anti-Corruption Bureau on Tuesday trapped and arrested a lineman of Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited for demanding and accepting a bribe in Kulgam district.

According to Kashmir News Observer (KNO), a complaint was received by ACB against a lineman of KPDCL sub-division Kulgam, namely Mohammad Yousuf Dar of Kulgam for demanding a bribe of ₹3,000 for the settlement of an electricity bill issued in the name of his son, who is living with the complainant.

The statement reads the complainant is already having a consumer ID in his name, whereas a bill was created in the name of his son for an amount of ₹13,376 for the month of November, 2022.

“The employee demanded him to pay ₹3000 for settlement of the said bill. Since the contents of the complaint disclosed a demand of a bribe by the alleged accused public servant which required prompt action by this investigating agency.

Accordingly, immediately after receipt of the complaint case FIR No 01/2023 was registered at P/S ACB Anantnag, and investigations was started,” it reads.

It reads after the registration of the case a trap team was constituted that caught the lineman red-handed for demanding and accepting a bribe of ₹3,000.

“He was immediately arrested on the spot after completing necessary legal formalities. Further investigation is going on,” it reads.