Tehsil Supply Officer Rajouri arrested in bribery case: ACB

JAMMU (KIMS) — The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday arrested a Tehsil Supply Officer (TSO), Rajouri for demanding a bribe of Rs. 20,000 from a man for issuing BPL Ration Card in his favor.

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) received a complaint alleging that the complainant approached Dil Mohd, Ration Dealer R/o Nambla for BPL ID of his brother to get separate Ration Card from his father. The Ration Dealer along with the complainant approached Tehsil Supply Officer (TSO), Rajouri and submitted the relevant documents for doing the needful,” Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said in a statement.

“However, TSO Rajouri Mohd Reyaz delayed the issuance of BPL ID and demanded ₹20,000 as bribe for issuance of the same from the complainant. The Complainant lodged a written complaint in Police Station Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Rajouri for taking legal action against TSO Rajouri,” the statement said.

“As the contents of complaint prima facie disclose the commission of offence punishable U/S 7 of the PC Act 1988 by accused public servant TSO. Accordingly a Case FIR No. 05/2023 was registered at Police Station Anti Corruption Bureau Rajouri U/s 7 of the PC Act 1988 and the investigation was initiated,” the statement said.

“During the course of investigation a trap team was constituted by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and it caught the accused Tehsil Supply Officer red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 18,000 from the complainant,” the statement said.

“He was arrested on the spot after completing all legal formalities. Subsequently, search in the residential house of accused was also conducted. Further investigation into the case is going on,” the statement said. — (KIMS)