Patwari arrested for accepting bribe of Rs 10000 in Budgam: ACB

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday arrested a patwari for demanding and accepting bribe of ₹10000 for making entry in revenue records in Sharifabad area of Budgam district in Central Kashmir.

A written complaint was received by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) wherein it was alleged that Ashiq Hussain, Patwari, Halqa Sharifabad, Budgam, is demanding ₹10000 as bribe for online entry in the Revenue records i.e Jamabandi in respect of the land of the complainant, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said in a statement.

The complainant approached Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) with a written complaint for taking legal action against the accused public servant under relevant provisions of law. On receipt of the complaint, a Case FIR No. 21/2023 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 was registered in Police Station Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Srinagar and investigation taken up, the statement said.

During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). The team laid a successful trap and caught the accused public servant Ashiq Hussain, Patwari, Halqa Sharifabad, Budgam red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe amount of ₹10000 from the complainant, the statement said.

Ashiq was arrested on the spot after completing all formalities. Further investigation into the case is going on, the statement said. — (KIMS)