ACB arrests President Awantipora Municipal Committee for accepting bribe

ACB arrests President Awantipora Municipal Committee for accepting bribe
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Srinagar, May 13 : Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested Bilal Ahmed Bhat, President Municipal Committee, Awantipora for demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 1,000 for processing the bills.

According to a press note, Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging therein that Bilal Ahmed Bhat, President Municipal Committee, Awantipora is demanding Rs 1,000 for processing the bills of the complainant. The complainant mentioned in his complaint that the accused used to demand commission at the rate of five percent for processing of the bills.

“The complainants alleged that he is an owner of IT firm. He was allotted a tender year back. The accused was demanding five percent of the total bill (Rs 20,650) for the renewal of the existing contract for the year 2022,”the press note said.

It added that since the contents of the complaint disclose demand of bribe by alleged accused Bilal Ahmed Bhat, President Municipal committee, Awantipora. Consequently, case FIR No. 09/2022 was registered in P/S ACB Anantnag and investigation taken-up.

“ During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted. The team caught red handed Bilal Ahmed Bhat, President Municipal committee, Awantipora for demanding and accepting Rs 1, 000 i.e, five percent of Rs 20,650 for processing the bills of the complainant. He was arrested on the spot by the ACB team, the bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses,” the press note said.

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