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JAMMU: A policeman was arrested by sleuths of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) red-handed on Friday while accepting bribe from a person in connection with a case registered against members of his family in Poonch district, officials said.The ACB received a written complaint alleging that Head Constable Bashir Ahmed, presently posted in Surankote Police Station, who was demanding a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant, they said. The constable was the investigating officer in FIR 311/21 registered at Police Station Surankote under sections 354, 341, 109 against father, brother and uncle of the complainant, they said.Ahmed was threatening to prepare a strong case against father, brother and uncle of the complainant if he did not pay him the bribe, they alleged. On receipt of the complaint, FIR No. 04 of 2021, under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was registered at Police Station ACB Rajouri and investigation was taken up. Ahmed was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant as the ACB sleuths got hold of him, they said.The bribe amount of Rs 8,000 was also recovered on the spot. He was arrested and taken into custody by the ACB team, they said. After the arrest, searches were also conducted in the premises of the accused. Further investigation is in progress, the officials said.
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