ACB traps, arrests Sub Inspector for accepting bribe

Srinagar: The Anti corruption Bureau trapped and arrested Sub Inspector Ghulam Mohammad  Bhat of Police Station Serigufwara, Anantnag for accepting bribe.

“The ACB received a complaint alleging therein that quarrel took place between complainant and one person who was the resident of village Dupathyar Anantnang. On this, the non complainant  filed a complaint (applicant therein) against the applicant (complainant herein with respect to ACB) in Police Station Serigufwara District Anantang,” a spokesman of ACB said.

He said the complainant was called by Police Station Serigufwara and detained for some time.

He was released and directed by 2nd Officer of the police station to report on next morning. Yesterday the complainant was informed by Sub Inspector Gh Mohammad  Bhat, second officer of  Police Station on phone that few other persons including the complainant are also involved in this case.   “He assured the complainant that if he pays Rs. 7000/- then no further proceedings will be taken against him”.

“On receipt of the complaint, a case FIR No.07 of 2021 under section 7 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was registered in Police Station ACB Srinagar and investigation was taken up,” the spokesman said.

Accordingly, a  trap team was constituted and the trap team laid a successful trap and during the process, Sub Inspector Gh. Mohammad  Bhat demanded and accepted the bribe through one private person at his instance.

“The amount of bribe of Rs. 7000 was also recovered on the spot. The Sub Inspector was arrested and taken in custody by ACB team,” the spokesman said.

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