Srinagar: Anti-corruption Bureau on Monday said that they have arrested a Tehsildar and his deputy from Shalteng Srinagar for accepting bribe.
Tehsildar is a senior revenue official.
“Anti Corruption Bureau received a written complaint alleging therein that Mohammad Younis, Tehsildar and Gh. Rasool Hajam, Naib-Tehsildar of Tehsil Office Shalteng are demanding rupees 5 lakh as bribe for allowing the complaints to run their business on Nazool land transferred in their favour under Roshni Act (The Act which has been recently declared ultra vires) at Rampur, Chattabal Srinagar, while the matter is sub-judice and pending disposal before the Hon’ble Court of law”, a Bureau spokesperson said in a statement.
“The complainants pleaded for justice and both the revenue officers demanded a bribe of rupees 5 lakh for allowing them to run their business on the said land. The amount of bribe was settled to be paid in installments. As first installment, the complainants were asked to pay rupees 2 lakh. However, before paying the bribe amount to the accused officials, the complainants approached Anti Corruption Bureau for taking legal action against the accused public servants under law.”
“On receipt of the complaint Case FIR No. 29/2022 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 r/w 120-B IPC was registered in this Bureau and investigation was taken up. During the course of investigation a trap team constituted”, the statement reads.
“The team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Gh. Rasool Hajam, Naib Tehsildar, Shalteng while demanding and accepting the bribe amount of rupees 2 lakh from the complainant as first instalment of rupees 5 lakh. The bribe money was recovered from the possession of the accused Hajam, Naib Tehsildar, Batmaloo in presence of independent witnesses. Mohammad Younis Bangroo, Tehsildar Shalteng was also arrested by the ACB team”, reads the statement.
“Later the searches were carried out at the residences and official quarters of the alleged accused Public Servants, subsequent to the searches at Tehsil office, Shalteng”, it read adding further investigation into the case is going on.