Srinagar, Dec, 19, KDC: Anti-Corruption Bureau on Monday arrested a Sarpanch and Village Level worker (VLW) for accepting bribes in north Kashmir’s baramulla district.
Probing agency in a statement according to news agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) said “Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint, wherein the complainant alleged that Nisar Ahmad Sheikh, Sarpanch, Halqa Zainpora and Village Level Worker (VLW) Farooq Joo of Block Development office,Norkhah, District Baramulla are demanding bribe of Rs 40,000 from complainant for releasing the labour payments etc.”
They said “On receipt of the complaint a discreet verification was conducted by the Anti corruption Bureau. On the basis of findings of the Enquiry Officer prima facie offences u/s 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 (as amended in 2018) and Sec 120-B IPC were made out against the alleged accused persons Nisar Ahmad Sheikh, Sarpanch,Halqa Zainpora and VLW Farooq Joo posted at Block Office, Norkhah, District Baramulla. Accordingly, the case was registered u/s 7 of the PC Act 1988 (as amended in 2018) and section 120-B IPC.”
During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted. The trap team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Sarpanch Nasir Sheikh while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant. He was arrested on the spot by the ACB team. Other accused VLW Farooq Joo was also arrested. Searches were also conducted at the premises of the accused adding that further investigation into the case is going on, they added. (KDC)