ACB nabs AEE (REW) red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs 4,000

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SRINAGAR: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has nabbed one Ravinder Singh, Assistant Executive Engineer (REW) Boniyar, Baramulla while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 4,000 for release of CDR.
As per an official spokesperson, the sleuths of ACB received a complaint alleging therein that one Ravinder Singh, Assistant Executive Engineer, Rural Development Department (REW), Boniyar, Baramulla is demanding a bribe of Rs 4,000 for releasing CDR amount. “Complainant alleged that he is a contractor and executes development related works in Boniyar Baramulla. He told said CDR was deposited by the complainant for work named ‘Upgradation & Extension of Javind Link Road I Panchayat Halqa Nowshera (B) of Block Boniyar’ and on completion of work, when complainant applied for release of CDR, the concerned Assistant Executive Engineer demanded bribe of Rs 4,000 for releasing CDR,” said official, adding that since contents of complaint disclosed demand of bribe by alleged accused public servant, accordingly FIR No 23/2022 was registered at Police Station ACB Baramulla and investigations started. The official further said that during investigation a trap team constituted, which caught Assistant Executive Engineer (REW) Boniyar namely Ravinder Singh, red-handed while demanding & accepting bribe of Rs 4000 from the complainant in presence of independent witnesses. The bribe amount and documents of complainant were recovered from the possession of accused Assistant Executive Engineer (REW) Boniyar namely Ravinder Singh, son of Kirpal Singh, resident of Kanispora Baramulla, adding that further investigation is going on.