ACB Arrests Patwari, His ‘Agent’ On Graft Charges in Budgam

Srinagar, Dec 29: Anti-Corruption Bureau Wednesday said to have trapped and arrested Patwari Halqa Kathwar, Khansahib, Budgam besides his ‘agent’ on charges of ‘demanding and accepting bribe for mutation of land records’.
“Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging therein that Raja Mudasir Ali Khan, Patwari, Halqa Kathwar, Khansahib, Budgam is demanding Rs. 1,00,000/- (one lakh) as bribe for affecting transfer of land in favour of the maternal cousins of the complainant”, said a spokesperson in a statement.
‘On receipt of the complaint Case FIR No. 38/2021 under section 7 PC Act 1988 was registered in this Bureau and investigation was taken up.’
“During the course of investigation a trap team constituted by ACB. The team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Raja Mudasir Ali Khan, Patwari, Halqa Kathwar, Khansahib, Budgam while demanding and accepting bribe amount of rupees 1,00,000/-(10,000 cash + 90,000 via cheque) from the complainant through agent namely Nawaz Hussain Mir resident of Khanpora Budgam. The bribe money was recovered from the possession of the accused in presence of an independent witness. Accused Raja Mudasir Ali Khan along with agent Nawaz Hussain Mir were arrested on spot. During the search of the personal vehicle of the accused, rupees 82,000/- (cash) was also recovered and seized. Search was also conducted at the house of the accused public servant”, the statement reads.
“Further investigation into the case is going on”, the statement concludes. (Agencies)