ACB Arrests Village-head in Awantipora While Accepting Bribe

Anti-Corruption Bureau trapped and arrested a village-head while accepting bribe in Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

“ Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint against Gulam Mohammad Dar, son of AsadUllah Dar, resident of Panzgam, Awantipora, Pulwama, Sarpanch, Halqa Panzgam, Awantipora, for demanding bribe of rupees 5,000 for passing and signing of Labour Muster Roll of Labours engaged under “MGNREGA” Scheme by the concerned Contractor (complainant)”, reads an ACB handout to GNS.

“Since the contents of the complaint disclose the demand of bribe by alleged accused public servant, which required prompt action by this investigating agency, immediately after receipt of the said complaint Case FIR No. 17/2022 was registered at P/S ACB South Kashmir and investigations started”, reads the handout.

“After registration of case a trap team was constituted. The team caught red handed the accused namely Gulam Mohammad Dar, son of AsadUllah Dar, resident of Panzgam, Awantipora, Pulwama, Sarpanch, Halqa Panzgam, Awantipora, for demanding and accepting bribe of rupees 5,000. He was arrested on spot after completing necessary legal formalities”, the handout reads adding further investigation is going on. (GNS)

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