2 officials held taking bribe

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Apr 16: Anti Corruption Bureau, Jammu, today caught red handed Naib Tehsildar Jhajjar Kotli Faryad Ali and Patwari Halqa Yadav Chander while demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs 90,000 from the complainant for issuance of Fard-e-Intikhab of two marlas of land.
A complaint was lodged by one Javid Ashraf against Naib Tehsildar Faryad Ali and Patwari Halqa Jhajjar Kotli, Jammu regarding demand of bribe of Rs 90,000 for the issuance of Fard-e-Intikhab of 2 marlas of land. It was stated by the complainant that his family had a building in 22 marlas of plot on National Highway Jhajjar Kotli which is in his name as well as in the name of his brother. He planned to buy another 2 marlas of land adjacent to their plot but the Naib Tehsildar as well Patwari Halqa demanded an amount of Rs 90,000 as bribe for the issuance of the Revenue extract (Fard-e-Intikhab).
On the basis of the complaint, a case FIR No. 11/2019 under Section 5(1) (d) read with Sec. 5(2) P.C Act Svt. 2006 with Sec. 4-A of P.C Act & Sec. 120-B RPC was registered at Police Station ACB Jammu and entrusted to Inspr Vikram Sharma. A trap team of the officers/officials of Police Station ACB Jammu with Dy SP Abdul Wahid Giri, as TLO, was constituted for the purpose, which laid a successful trap and apprehended the accused, red handed, while demanding and accepting the illegal gratification of Rs 90,000 from the complainant in presence of the independent witnesses. The accused were arrested on the spot. Further investigation has been taken up.