Kashmir, August  27: ACB traps and arrests Farooq Ahmad Dar, Executive Engineer PWD (R&B), Special Sub Division Gurez, Bandipora for demanding and accepting bribe of ₹15,000 from complainant.

According to the report, the Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint against  Farooq Ahmad Dar, Executive Engineer PWD (R&B), Special Sub Division, Gurez for demanding bribe of Rs. 15,000/- from complainant as commission for releasing the payments.

The complainant stated that he and his father jointly doing contract business and participated in due tendering process. His father was awarded the contract for the construction of work viz construction of five room Govt Primary school building at Dassi-B Bagtore Gurez shifted to Izmarg Gurez vide allotment dated 10.11.2017 and agreement dated 11 of 2018. That after completing the said work some payments were released by the department. However, for releasing the final payments Executive Engineer PWD (R&B), Special Sub Division, Gurez namely Farooq Ahmad Dar was demanding ₹15000 as his commission for releasing the final payments.

Then the  complainant approached the ACB and requested for taking necessary legal action against the accused Public servant for demanding bribe of ₹15,000. On receipt of the complaint, prima facie offences u/s 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 (as amended in 2018) were made out against the alleged accused person Farooq Ahmad Dar, Executive Engineer PWD (R&B), Special Sub Division, Gurez, Bandipora.

Accordingly, Case FIR No. 25/2022 was registered at Police Station ACB Baramulla U/S 7 of the PC Act 1988 (as amended in 2018) against above mentioned accused person and investigations were started, the report said.

Immediately after registration of the case a trap team headed by DySP rank officer and independent witnesses was constituted.

The team caught the accused red handed while demanding & accepting bribe of ₹15000 from the complainant at Gurez and he was arrested on spot after completing all legal formalities for further questioning and ascertaining the role other persons. Searches were also conducted at the residence of the accused, the report added.

Further investigations in this case are going on.