ACB traps, arrests Naib Tehsildar Tangmarg for accepting bribe

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SRINAGAR: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) received a complaint from one complainant alleging therein that the mother of complainant possesses 12 Kanals of land at Chandil, Tangmarg, Baramulla. Out of the 12 Kanal land, 6 Kanalwere sold by the mother of the complaint.
The complainant approached revenue officials for the revenue papers. The concerned patwari had prepared the revenue papers of the said land. For the collection of the revenue extracts (Intikhab), the concerned Naib Tehsildar demanded Rs. 30,000 from the complainant to be paid as a bribe money.
On the receipt of the complaint, case FIR No. 05 under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was registered in Police Station ACB North Kashmir.
Subsequently, a trap was laid and the accused Bashir Ahmad Hajam R/o Gandarbal, Naib Tehsildar of Tangmarg, was caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe Rs. 30,000 from the complainant. The accused was arrested and taken in custody by ACB.
Further investigation is in process.