ACB traps, arrests Head Constable for accepting bribe



SRINAGAR: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) received a complaint through ACB Whatsapp helpline from the complainant alleging therein that he has solemnised/performed his marriage some twenty years back. Few days ago a dispute had arisen between the complainant and his wife. His in-laws filed a written complaint against him in the Police Station Gund. The said dispute was later-on amicably settled by a police official of Police Station Gund, namely, HC Gulzar Ahmad, by way of mediation and to this effect a compromise deed was executed between the parties on 31st March, 2021.
Since, then the above mentioned police official was calling complainant on his phone repeatedly and demanding an amount of Rs. 2,000 (Rupees Two Thousand Only) for issuance of the true copy of the compromise deed entered into between the parties.
On receipt of the complaint, a case FIR No.06 of 2021 U/S 7 PC Act. 1988 IPC was registered in Police Station ACB Srinagar and investigation was taken up.
A trap team was constituted. The trap team laid a successful trap and caught Head Constable Gulzar Ahmad of Police Station red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe from the complainant. The amount of bribe to the tune of Rs. 2,000 was also recovered on the spot. He was arrested and taken in custody by ACB team.
Further investigation of the case is going on.