Srinagar: Anti-corruption Bureau on Thursday said to have arrested an Assistant Engineer, Rural Development Department, Surasyar, Chadoora, District Budgam for demanding and accepting bribe.
“Anti Corruption Bureau received a written complaint against Tanveer Ahmad Dar, Assistant Engineer, Rural Development Department, BDO Office, Surasyar, Chadoora, District Budgam for allegedly demanding bribe of ₹2000 for release of due payment in favour of the complainant”, reads a statement issued to GNS.
“The complainant alleged that he is contractor of Rural Development Department and had completed allotted Works and the above named Assistant Engineer is demanding 2% of the total cost of the bills. The complainant alleged that the two bills amounting to the tune of ₹90000 each were to be passed by alleged AE. However the said public servant remained adamant on his demand of bribe and finally agreed on ₹2000 as bribe release the payment. The complainant arranged ₹2000 and approached ACB for legal action.”
“On receipt of the complaint, case FIR No. 25/2023 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 was registered in PS ACB Srinagar and investigation taken up”, reads the statement.
“During the course of investigation a trap team was constituted. The team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Tanveer Ahmad Dar S/o Ghulam Mohammad R/o Badipora, Chadoora District Budgam posted as Assistant Engineer in BDO Office Surasyar while demanding and accepting bribe amount of ₹2000. The bribe money was recovered from the possession of the accused Tanveer Ahmad Dar on spot. The alleged accused was arrested and taken into legal custody”, the statement reads further. (GNS)