Patwari gets 3-yr RI
GK LEGAL CORRESPONDENT
Srinagar, May 24: Court of Additional Special judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir has convicted a government official awarding him three years rigorous imprisonment besides imposing a fine of Rs 30000.
Additional Special Judge Ant Corruption Court Kashmir, Javwad Ahmad convicted a Patwari Nazir Ahmad Lone for accepting the bribe for effecting necessary entries in the revenue records.
The convict will undergo the sentence of three years and two years under various sections of RPC and both the punishments would run concurrently.
On July 17, 2003, Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal of Soura had lodged a compliant with the Vigilance Organization Kashmir alleging that the then Patwari Tangmarg, Nazir Ahmad Lone demanded a bribe of Rs 2000 from his private employee Ghulam Muhammad Khan.
Iqbal had alleged that Khan was asked to pay the bribe for effecting necessary entries in the revenue records pertaining to transfer of land in the name of complainant’s wife.
Following the receipt of the compliant, an FIR was registered against the accused and during a trap; the accused was caught red-handed by the sleuths of VOK accepting the bribe.
The VOK on October 5, 2005 produced chargesheet against the accused in the court and the trial culminated into his conviction.
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