Principal GDC Pattan arrested for accepting bribe

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Anti-Corruption Bureau on Tuesday afternoon trapped and arrested a principal of higher education department in summer capital Srinagar for accepting bribe.

Quoting official sources, news agency KDC reported that one professor, Tariq Ashai who is the principal of GDC Pattan, was arrested red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rupees 60000 at SP College here.

They said that on receipt of the complaint, a FIR was registered, under section 7 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 in Police Station ACB north Kashmir and investigation was taken up.

Accordingly a trap team was constituted. The trap team laid a successful trap and caught Tariq Ashai while accepting a bribe of rupees 60,000 on the spot in presence of independent witnesses.

The official was taken to a police station in Srinagar and further investigation into the matter is going on.