ACB traps, arrests AEE in corruption case

Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday arrested an Assistant Executive Engineer (REW) in Rural Development Department (REW) in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly accepting a bribe.

A spokesman of ACB said they received a complaint alleging therein that Ravinder Singh, AEE Boniyar, Baramulla was demanding a bribe of Rs 4,000 for releasing CDR (construction design release) amount.

The complainant said that he was a contractor and worked in development related works of Boniyar Baramulla.

“The CDR was deposited by the contractor for work of ‘upgradation & extension of Javind Link Road I Panchayat Halqa Nowshera (B) of Block Boniyar’,” he said.

On completion of the work, the complainant applied for release of CDR, but the AEE allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 4000 for processing his application for release of CDR.

Accordingly, ACB registered a case and investigations started.

During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted.

“The trap team arrested AEE Boniyar Ravinder Singh while demanding & accepting bribe of Rs 4000/- from the complainant in presence of independent witnesses outside the office of Executive Engineer REW, Baramulla. The bribe amount and the documents of complainant were recovered from the possession of accused,” he said.

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