ACB arrests Municipal Committee Pahalgam President for accepting bribe

ACB arrests Municipal Committee Pahalgam President for accepting bribe
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Srinagar: The Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) Thursday arrested the Municipal Committee Pahalgam President Owais Ahmad for demanding and accepting Rs 80,000 as bribe for the release of payments for supply of garbage vehicles.

A statement of ACB issued here said that it received a complaint alleging that the Municipal Committee Pahalgam President was demanding illegal gratification of Rs 80,000 for the release of payment due to him for supply of garbage vehicles (two hopper tipper dumpers).

It said that after receiving the complaint, FIR No 31/2021 under Section 7 of the PC Act 1988 was registered with the ACB and investigation was taken up.

The statement said that a trap team of ACB laid a successful trap and caught Ahmad red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe amount from the complainant following which he was arrested and taken into custody.

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