ACB Arrests Middle-rung Revenue Officer in Ganderbal for ‘Accepting Bribe’

Srinagar, Nov 3 Anti-corruption Bureau Wednesday said to have trapped and subsequently arrested a Patwari allegedly for accepting bribe from central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

“Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint that Showkat Ahmad Lone, Patwari, Halqa Hari Ganwan, Gund, Ganderbal is demanding Rs. 2000/- as bribe for affecting the Inheritance Mutation (Warasati Intiqal) of land in favour of the complainant”, reads an ACB statement to GNS.

On receipt of the complaint a Case FIR No. 33/2021 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 was registered in Police Station ACB Srinagar and investigation taken up, the statement reads.

“During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted. The trap team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Showkat Ahmad Lone, Patwari Halqa Hari Ganwan Gund, Ganderbal while demanding and accepting the bribe money from the complainant. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team”, the statement reads.

Further investigation into the case is going on, the statement concludes. (GNS)

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