Vigilance produces challan against 2 public servants

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 1: In two separate cases of  corruption,  Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VOK) today produced charge sheets (Challans) against Farooq Ahmad Shah, the then Custodian Officer Trade Facilitation Centre Salamabad Uri and  Gulzar Ahmad  Lone  of  Nadihal Bandipora,   the then Sr  Assistant in the office of Joint  Director Animal  Husbandry Department  Shalteng Srinagar, who were caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe.
Challan against Farooq Ahmad Shah was presented before the Special Judge Anti-Corruption Court, Baramulla,  in Case FIR  01/2017 u/s 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2)J&K P.C Act. Svt-2006, Section 4-A Prevention of corruption (Amendment) Act, 2014.
The instant case was registered in P/S VOK on the basis of a written complaint lodged by one Naseer Ahmad Dar, a businessman dealing in Cross LoC Trade. The businessman alleged that while dealing in Cross LoC Trade via Salamabad Uri to Muzaffarabad which included trade of textiles, etc, the Custodian at Trade Facilitation Centre namely, Farooq Ahmad Shah unnecessarily detained his six  load carrier trucks and started demanding bribe of Rs  50,000. The officer further did not allow his trucks to cross the LoC and instead threatened to cancel his registration.
It was after this,  the complainant approached the Vigilance organisation and the sleuths of VOK were successful in laying a trap on 04-01-2017 in which the said accused Farooq Ahmad Shah was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from the complainant.
In case FIR No. 03/2014 of P/S VOK U/S 5(2) J&K PC Act Svt. 2006 Section  4 (A) P.C (Amendment) Act, 2014, charge sheet against accused  Gulzar Ahmad  Lone,  the then Sr. Assistant in the office of Joint  Director Animal  Husbandry Department  Shalteng Srinagar, was presented  in terms of Section 173 CRPC before the Court of Special Judge Anti-corruption Srinagar.
The accused official had demanded and accepted an amount of Rs  5000 from one Niyaz Shafi Rather  as bribe for release of CDR draft of Rs  50,000  which the complainant  had deposited as security  against  the supply of 30 KVA Servo Stabilizers in the laboratory of Animal Husbandry Department  at Ranbirbagh Ganderbal.