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JammuTehsil Supply Officer arrest red-handed

Tehsil Supply Officer arrest red-handed


Rajouri, Oct 11: The sleuths of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday trapped and arrested the Tehsil Supply Officer (TSO) in a bribery case in Rajouri district.

The official spokesman alleged that one complainant approached Dil Mohd, Ration Dealer, resident of Nambla for the BPL ID of his brother to get a separate Ration Card from his father.

“The Ration Dealer along-with the complainant approached Tehsil Supply Officer (TSO), Rajouri and submitted the relevant documents for doing the needful,” he said as per the complaint.

The spokesman further added that the TSO, Rajouri Mohd. Reyaz however, delayed the issuance of BPL ID and demanded ₹ 20,000 as bribe for issuance of the document from the complainant following which a written complaint was lodged in Police Station ACB Rajouri seeking legal action against the TSO.

As the contents of complaint prima facie disclose the commission of offence punishable under section 7 of the PC Act 1988 by accused public servant, accordingly a case was registered and the investigation was initiated.

During the course of investigation a trap team was constituted and it laid a successful trap and caught the accused Tehsil Supply Officer red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe amount of Rs 18,000 from the complainant, he added.

The TSO was arrested on the spot after completing all legal formalities and subsequently, search in the residential house of accused Mohammad Reyaz, TSO Rajouri was also conducted.

Further investigation into the case is in progress, said the spokesman.

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