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Executive Engineer Roads and Buildings Bandipora caught red-handed taking bribe
jkupdate.com | 26-Apr-2019 08:49 PM
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  • The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths on Friday caught Executive Engineer Roads and Buildings (R&B) red handed while accepting the demand bribe of Rs 20,000 net cash from a contractor for allegedly processing his bill.




BANDIPORA: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths on Friday caught Executive Engineer Roads and Buildings (R&B) red handed while accepting the demand bribe of Rs 20,000 net cash from a contractor for allegedly processing his bill.

ACB official said Abdul Aziz Bhat posted as Executive Engineer R&B accepted demand bribe of Rs 20,000 from a contractor for processing his bill. After the contractor complained about the demand of bribe by the officer, the ACB sleuths lead by DySp Nazir Ahmad laid a trap and arrested the accused officer red handed for accepting the bribe.

A case has been registered against the accused under Prevention of Corruption Act for further investigations. After medical check-up the accused officer has been detained at Vigilance Organisation’s police station.

In a statment ACB officials said a complaint was lodged in Police Station Anti-Corruption Bureau Kashmir (NK), Srinagar by a contractor alleging therein that he has executed the works of R&B Division Bandipora and after completing all the requisite formalities the bill has been prepared for an amount of Rs. 5,18,089/, but the Concerned Executive Engineer is refusing to release the bill payment without paying the bribe money to the tune of Rs.20,000/-.

On his complaint, a Case FIR No.08/2019 under section 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt; 2006, 4-A Amendment Act- 2014 has been registered and investigation taken up.

During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted who laid a successful trap and arrested Executive Enginner R&B Division Bandipora namely, Ab. Aziz Bhat, Executive Engineer R&B Div Bandipora, while demanding and accepting the bribe money from the complainant. Further investigation into the case is going on.

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