ACB arrests Fair Price Shop Dealer for accepting bribe

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, July 9: J&K Anti-Corruption Bureau trapped and arrested a Fair Price Shop Dealer of Pati Bongam Kulgam for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 4000.
The action was taken following a complaint against the Fair Price Shop Dealer, namely Ajaz Ahmad Malik of Khuri Batpora Kulgam, alleging that he was demanding bribe of Rs 7500 for release of Ration and for doing KYC.
On receipt of the complaint, a case FIR number 03/2024, Under Section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act was registered at ACB Police Station Anantnag and investigation was taken up. During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted by the ACB, which laid a successful trap and caught the accused red handed while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs 4000 from the complainant.
The bribe amount was also recovered from possession of the accused in the presence of the independent witnesses. Further investigation into the case is going on, said a spokesperson of the ACB.