Jammu, Aug 19, KDC: The Court of Ld. Special Judge Anti-Corrouption Jammu convicted accused Mohd Ashraf S/o Mushtaq Ahmed R/o Billawar Kathua, then posted as Girdawar Patwar Halqa Laxmipuram Chinore Bantalab, Jammu in Case FIR No. 10/2016 P/S VOJ (now ACB, Jammu) for offence punishable U/s 4-A r/w 5 (2) of P.C Act 2006. The accused was sentenced for simple imprisonment of one year for each offence and fine of ₹10,000. In default of payment of fine, the convict shall further undergo imprisonment of three months. The prosecution of the case was conducted by Addl. P.P, Ld. Special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu Mr. Irshad Ahmed.
According to a statement, the case FIR No.10/2016 P/S VOJ was registered in Police Station VOJ on 20.04.2016 on the basis of complaint lodged by the complainant to the effect that his mother had purchsed 07 marals of land falling under khasra No. 63 min, Khata No. 18 at Khewat No. 2 situated at Chak Changerwan (Ward No. 64) Jammu and had applied for the attestation of mutation and the application was marked to Patwari Halqa Chack Changerwan. Since the Patwari had been transferred and the convict Giradwar holding the Additional Charge of Patwar Halqa Chack Changerwan, complainant approached several times to the concerned Giradwar but he was not provided the copy of mutation and infact the convict demanded the bribe money of ₹5,000 for the same.
“After receiving the complaint, the instant case was accordingly registered in VOJ and during the course of investigation a successful trap was laid and convict was caught red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe money from the complainant,” reads the statement.
This is the second consecutive conviction whereby the revenue official has been convicted by the Ld. Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu, the statement added. (KDC)