Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday trapped and arrested a Sarpanch, Halqa Panzgam, Awantipora for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000.
“Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint against Gulam Mohammad Dar S/o AsadUllah Dar R/o Panzgam, Awantipora, Pulwama, Sarpanch, Halqa Panzgam, Awantipora, for demanding bribe of Rs 5,000/- for passing and signing of Labour Muster Roll of Labours engaged under “MGNREGA” Scheme by the concerned Contractor (complainant),” a statement said.
“Since the contents of the complaint disclose the demand of bribe by an alleged accused public servant, which required prompt action by this investigating agency immediately after receipt of the said complaint Case FIR No. 17/2022 was registered at P/S ACB South Kashmir and investigations started,” the statement said.
After registration of case a trap team was constituted. The team caught red handed the accused namely Gulam Mohammad Dar S/o AsadUllah Dar R/o Panzgam, Awantipora, Pulwama, Sarpanch, Halqa Panzgam, Awantipora, for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 5,000. He was arrested on spot after completing necessary legal formalities, the statement said, adding that further investigation is going on.