ACB produces chargesheet against SMC official

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Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today produced chargesheet against an official of Srinagar Muncipal Corporation for demanding bribe for preparation of Aadhar cards.

“ACB produced chargesheet in the  Court  of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar in Case FIR No. 33/2017  u/s 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) 4-A J&K Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 of P/S VOK (Now ACB)against accused public servant namely Gh. Ahmad Mochi,” ACB said in a statement.

“The instant Case was registered on the basis of the written complaint lodged by one Mushtaq Mohammad wherein he stated that he had approached SMC Ward No. 1 BreinNishat for preparation of Aadhaar Cards, but the official concerned namely Gh. Ahmad Mochi (Sanitation Casual Labour SMC Sub-office BreinNishat) demanded a bribe of Rs. 1000 from him for preparation of Aadhar Cards of his family members,” the statement said.

“On the basis of complaint, a successful trap was laid and the accused was caught red handed while accepting the bribe money of Rs.1000 as illegal gratification from the complainant. The accused was arrested on spot and a case u/s 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) 4-A J&K Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 of P/S VOK (Now ACB) was registered. After obtaining sanction from the Government, the case was chargesheeted in the court against the official,” it said.

The next date of hearing has been fixed on April 3, 2021.