Srinagar, Nov 8: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has filed a charge-sheet in a local court here against an official o National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for demanding and accepting bribe in February, 2019 case.
A spokesman of the ACB said on Sunday that charge-sheet was procuded against Mohammad Irfan Bhat, the then Office Assistant (OA), NHAI who was caught red handed demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 10000.
Giving details he said charge sheet was filed in the Anti-Corruption Court, Srinagar in Case FIR 05/2019 U/S 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2)J&K Prevention of Corruption Act Svt-2006, Section 4-A Prevention of corruption (Amendment) Act, 2014 Bhat.
He said the case was registered in Police Station ACB Kashmir, on the basis of a written complaint in which the complainant (contractor) stated that an employee Bhat working for NHAI is demanding bribe of Rs 10000 for release of his Bank guarantee document
After registration of Case FIR FIR No. 05/2019 P/S ACB a trap was laid on 18.02.2019 and the accused Bhat was arrested red handed while demanding and accepting an amount of Rs10000 from the complainant.
The Investigation of the case was concluded as proved against the aforementioned accused public servant for launching prosecution and chargesheet of the case was produced.
He said the next date of hearing has been fixed on December 10,2020.