Patwari among 2 arrested by CBI for accepting bribe

Srinagar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday arrested a Patwari of Samba and his associate, Chowkidar, Halqa Nanga, in a case related to accepting bribe from the complainant.

In a statement a CBI spokesman said that a case was registered against the said Patwari on a complaint. It was alleged that the accused demanded a bribe of Rs 50,000 from the complainant for issuing Girdawari of land owned by him.

“CBI laid a trap and during the trap proceedings, the accused asked the complainant to handover the bribe amount to his associate, a Chowkidar, Halqa Nanga, District Samba (J&K). Both the accused were apprehended during the transaction of bribe of Rs. 9,000/-. Searches are being conducted at the residential premises of the accused,” the statement said.

The arrested accused will be produced before the Court of Special Judge, Anti-Corruption (CBI Cases), Jammu on 27-03-2024, the statement said.

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