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POONCH: Sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday arrested a Junior Engineer for allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs 12,000 in lieu of releasing payment for construction work, officials said.The ACB received a complaint alleging that Mohd Rahid Malik, presently posted as Junior Engineer in Block Sathra (Poonch), had demanded a bribe of Rs 12,000 for releasing payment for construction of a drain in favour of persons working under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) in Poonch district, they said.The complainant alleged that he approached Block development Officer (BDO) and Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD), Poonch with the grievance but no action was taken by them, the officials said.On receipt of the complaint, the ACB said a case (FIR No.02 of 2021), under section 7 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was registered in Police Station ACB Rajouri and investigation was taken up. “A trap team was constituted.
The trap team laid a successful trap and caught Mohd Rahid Malik alias Jannu of Mandi Kalani, Tehsil Mandi District Poonch, presently posted as Junior Engineer in Block Sathra, Poonch, red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe from the complainant,” the ACB said. The amount of bribe to the tune of Rs. 6000 was also recovered on the spot, the ACB said. After the arrest, searches were conducted in the premises of the accused, they said.Further investigation in the case is in progress, the officials said.
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