ACB arrests technician for accepting bribe

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Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has trapped and arrested Vinood Kumar Fotedar, Technician-2nd in the office of Assistant Executive Engineer, Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited, Anantnag for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 25,000 for processing Power agreement case.

Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that Vinod Kumar is demanding bribe of Rs25,000 for processing Power agreement case of complainant.

The complainant alleged that he is an owner of Poultry farm and he has to make Power consumption agreement for which he had applied and concerned had visited the spot also and demanded Rs 25,000 as bribe.

Upon receiving the instant complaint, prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out. Consequently, case FIR No. 07/2022 was registered in PS ACB Anantnag and investigation taken-up.3. During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted.

The team caught red handed Vinod Kumar while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 25000 from 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.

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