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SMC Ward Officer arrested for accepting bribe for allowing construction in Srinagar: ACB

Anti Corruption Bureau Headquarters in Srinagar.

Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau on Saturday arrested a Ward Officer of Srinagar Municipal Corporation while accepting Rs 20,000 as the “first installment” out of the total of Rs 50000 demanded by him, the anti-graft body said.

“ACB received a written complaint alleging therein that Ward Officer, Srinagar Municipal Corporation(SMC), Hawal, Srinagar is demanding Rs 50,000 as a bribe for allowing construction in favour of the complainant,” the ACB said in a statement, adding, “The complainant requested to the ward officer and pleaded for justice, who however remained adamant on his demand of bribe.”

He had asked the complainant to pay a bribe of Rs 20,000 as the first installment, the ACB said. However, before paying the bribe amount to the accused person, the complainant approached Anti-Corruption Bureau for taking legal action against the accused public servant under law, the statement reads.

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