Anti Corruption Bureau on Thursday trapped and arrested President of Municipal Committee, Pahalgam, Owais Ahmad for demanding and accepting Rs 80,000 as bribe for release of payments for supply of garbage vehicles.
According to a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), spokesman said that ACB received a complaint alleging that the President, Municipal Committee, Pahalgam is demanding illegal gratification for release of payment.
In the complaint, the complainant alleged that Owais Ahmad, President, Municipal Committee, Pahalgam is demanding Rs. 80,000/- as bribe for release of payments due to him for supply of Garbage Vehicles (Two Hopper Tipper Dumpers), the statement said.
“On receipt of the complaint, a case under FIR number 31/2021 under section 7 PC Act 1988 was registered in this Bureau and investigation taken up,” ACB said.
During the course of investigation a trap team constituted, the statement said, adding that the trap team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Owais Ahmad, President, Municipal Committee, Pahalgam while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs 80,000 from the complainant.
He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team, it said, adding that the further investigation into the case is on—(KNO)