Anti-Corruption Bureau on Saturday trapped and arrested in charge Assistant Executive Engineer and Works Supervisor of R&B, electric sub-division North Baramulla for demanding and accepting bribe.
According to a statement, issued to the news agency, a spokesperson said that ACB trapped and arrested Mukhtiar Ahmad Joo, I/c AEE and Reyaz Ahmad Peer, Works Supervisor posted in R&B, Electric Sub Division North, Baramulla for demanding and accepting bribe of ₹25000.
The statement reads that ACB received a complaint against Mukhtair Ahmad Joo for allegedly demanding bribe and the complainant in his complaint alleged that he is working as contractor.
“He had completed work of Fixing of Internal Electrification with Main Control Panel and Service Line to 10 roomed double storied building at HS Busgran Uri received by him vide No R&B/3798-3803 Dtd: 18/11/2021 at an estimated cost of Rs. 4,14,720 on tender basis,” it reads.
It reads that the complainant completed the whole work within stipulated period and handed over the same to the concerned Division. “But unfortunately, Mukhtair Ahmad Joo was demanding bribe of ₹ 20,000 for releasing the final payment.”
It added that on receipt of the complaint matter was discreetly verified and it was found that Mukhtiar Ahmad Joo as well as Reyaz Ahmad Peer were demanding bribe of ₹ 20,000 and ₹5000 respectively from the complainant for processing his case for final payments.
“The allegations of demand of bribe by these public servants were found to be prima facie true. On the basis of findings and recommendations of the Enquiry Officer, Case FIR No 20/2022 was registered in PS ACB Baramulla U/s 7 of the P.C Act 1988 (as amended in 2018) and section 120-B IPC against both accused public servants for demand of bribe and investigations started.”
It added that immediately after registration of the case a tap team was constituted.
“The team caught both accused red handed while demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant. Both of them both were arrested after completing all legal formalities. Further investigations are going on,” it said—(KNO)