ACB catches policeman red-handed while accepting bribe inside police station

Anantnag: Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging therein that the complainant was granted conditional bail in an FIR lodged against him in Police Station Qazigund Anantnag by the competent court which was expiring on 25 August. However, the investigating officer of the case Head Constable Muhammad Yousuf of Police Station Qazigund was demanding Rs. 10000 from him for providing a favourable report to be submitted before the Court.

The complainant requested the accused HC negotiated the deal for Rs. 5000 which was demanded to be paid in the police station.

The complainant however, approached Anti-Corruption Bureau, with a written complaint. On the basis of the complaint, a case FIR No.6 of 2021 under section 7 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was registered in Police Station ACB Anantnag and investigation was taken up.

A trap team team laid a successful trap and during the process caught the accused Head Constable while accepting the bribe money of Rs. 5000 from the complainant in Police Station Qazigund Anantnag. The amount of bribe was also recovered on the spot.

The Head Constable was arrested and taken in custody.
ACB said that further investigation in the case is going on. (KNT)

Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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