ACB Arrests A Revenue Officials For Accepting Bribe In J&K’s Budgam

ACB Arrests A Revenue Officials For Accepting Bribe In J&K's Budgam

SRINAGAR, Aug 3: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday trapped and arrested a revenue official for demanding and accepting bribe in Jammu Kashmir’s Budgam district.
A complainant approached Police Station ACB Srinagar with a written complaint against a public servant, identified as Fayaz Ahmad Shora, Senior Assistant/ In-Charge Nazir Tehsil Office Khag, alleging demand of bribe for listing his case of property dispute sooner in the court of Tehsildar concerned, a statement of the ACB.
It was also alleged that the complainant has a dispute with his uncles with regard to land. The case in this regard is under trial in the court of Executive Magistrate First Class, Tehsildar Khag.
The complainant alleged that the accused Nazir had been delaying the hearings of the case and requested him to expedite the trial of the case, who however demanded a bribe of Rs. 2000 for listing his case.
The complainant did not want to pay a bribe and instead approached ACB Srinagar for taking legal action against the accused public servant under law.
On receipt of the complaint, a Case FIR No. 14/2023 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 was registered with PS ACB Srinagar and investigation was taken up.
During the course of investigation, a team was constituted who laid a successful trap and caught the accused public servant red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs 2000 from the complainant. The money was recovered from the accused on the spot and the accused revenue official was arrested. Further investigation into the case is going on, the statement added.