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Tourism official, polytechnic lecturer held in bribery case in Jammu

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Srinagar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday arrested an official of Tourism Development Corporation and a lecturer of Polytechnic College in a bribery case in Jammu.

Quoting a statement, news agency KNO reported that CBI today arrested a Chief Accounts Officer (KAS), Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation and a lecturer of Govt. Polytechnic College in a bribery case involving Rs 2.3 lakh.

The news report said that a case was registered on complaint against the accused on the allegations that the Chief Accounts Officer demanded a bribe of Rs 2.3 lakh through the lecturer from the complainant for processing payment in respect of bills submitted by his firm.

“CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs. 2.3 lakh from the complainant. Searches are being conducted at the official and residential premises of the accused,” it said.

Both the arrested accused, identified as Sajad Ahmed, Chief Accounts Officer; and Shokat Ali, Lecturer, will be produced tomorrow before the Court of Special Judge CBI cases, Jammu,” the news report said.

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