ACB arrests Patwari for ‘accepting bribe’

JAMMU, Dec 3: ACB traps and arrests Munish Singh Charak, Patwari Halqa, Thather, Bantalab, Jammu and his agent(tout) Ashif Choudhary for accepting bribe of Rs. 4,000.
Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint, wherein the complainant alleged that he has purchased 07 marla of land in Pooja Colony (Thather) Bantalab, Jammu and got the same registered from competent authority and he has deposited Rs. 1000/- for mutation of the said land in North Tehsil Office, Jammu.
The complainant further alleged that he had handed over all the documents to the Patwari concerned for the mutation of said land in his name. The Patwari namely Munish Singh Charak demanded Rs. 4000/- as bribe from the complainant for the mutation.
Upon receiving the instant complaint prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out and consequently case FIR No. 14/2021 was registered at P/S ACB Jammu. Subsequently, a trap team was constituted whereupon the accused Patwari namely Munish Singh Charak along with his agent (tout) namely Ashif Choudhary S/o Mohammad Hussain R/o Bantalab, Jammu was caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs. 4000/- from the complainant. Both the accused were arrested on the spot. Search was also conducted at the house of accused public servant.
Further investigation in the case is going on.