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Bribery cases against 16 Tehsildars, Patwaris in JK in last 8 months: ACB

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Anti Corruption Bureau Headquarters in Srinagar.

Srinagar: At least 16 top Revenue department officials including Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars and Patwaris have fallen under Anti-Corruption Bureau’s (ACB) net so far in 2022 while most of them have been trapped while accepting bribes in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the data, the sleuths of Jammu and Kashmir’s premier anti-graft body have registered 16 cases this year so far against Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars and Patwaris in corruption cases.

Of the total of 16 cases, 14 officials have been trapped while accepting bribes, the data reveals.

On January 24, 2022, Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari, Halqa Mugalpora, Tehsil and District Kupwara, was trapped while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 from the complainant, and a case under number 02/2022 stands registered at ACB Baramulla.

On January 31, 2022, Mohammad Abbas, Patwari Halqa Kewa, Qazigund, was trapped while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 3,500 from the complainant and a case 02/2022 stands registered at ACB Anantnag.

A case under number 08/2022 is registered at ACB Srinagar against Asif Farooq Wani, Patwari, Halqa Brein Nishat, Srinagar and Chowkidar Nazir Ahmad Dar after he was trapped on March 10, 2022, while accepting bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant.

Similarly, in a trap case, Habibullah Mir, Naib Tehsildar, Chuker, Tehsil Kunzer, District Baramulla was found demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 5,000 on February 15, 2022 while a case under FIR number 07/2022 stands registered at ACB Baramulla.

On March 04, 2022, Abdul Majid Bhat, Patwari, Halqa Goom, Ahmadpora, Tehsil Pattan, District Baramulla was trapped while accepting bribe of Rs 20,000 from the complainant and case under number 09/2022 is registered at ACB Baramulla.

A case under number 15/2022 is registered at ACB Srinagar against Jameel Hussain Khan, Patwari Halqa Baghati-E-Shoor, Eidgah, Srinagar and Shafat-Ur-Rehman, retired Patwari after they were trapped on March 11, 2022 while accepting bribe of Rs 9,000 from the complainant.

Arish Parvaiz, Patwari, Halqa, Digiana, Jammu and his associate Jatinder Kumar alias Jatin as trapped on May 05, 2022 while accepting bribe of Rs 15,000 from the complainant and a case 05/2022 stands registered at ACB Central.

On May 20, a case under 9/2022 was registered at ACB Jammu with regard to fabrication and manipulation of the revenue record by Revenue officials by abusing their official position for pecuniary gains as well as confer undue benefits upon the beneficiaries and corresponding loss to the state exchequer. The case has been registered against Bharat Bhushan the then posted as Naib Tehsildar Niabat Sohal Tehsil Akhnoor, Balwant Raj then posted as Girdawar Naibat Sohal Tehsil Akhnoor, Roshan Lal son of Sewa Ram of  Dhok Jagir, Vikram Kumar son of Phattu Ram of Budgal Khurd, Ahsok Kumar son of Ambu Barwala of Dhok Jagir, Amrik Singh son of Ghulab Singh of Dhok Jagir, Bittu son of Yoginder Lai of Dhok Jagir, Madan Lal, Som Raj, Raghu Kumar son of Prem Chand of Dhok Jagir, Ashwani Kumar son of Ramesh Kumar of Dhok Jagir Tehsil Akhnoor and others.

On May 21, a case under 19/2022 was registered at ACB Srinagar against Bashir Ahmad Dar son of Gh Mohd Dar of  Saidpora, Berwa, District Budgam, then posted as Patwari, Halqa, Wahabpora, Budgam, who was trapped while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 1,65,000 from the complainant.

Similarly, on May 29, Ashok Sharma, Naib Tehsildar, Ravinder Bhagat, Patwari and Raman Gupta (Tout) was trapped while accepting a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh from the complainant, and a case under number 06/2022 stands registered at ACB Central.

On a similar date, ACB registered a case for misuse of the official position under case number 25/2022 at ACB Srinagar against Abdul Hamid Zargar, the Naib Tehsildar Beerwah, Syed Shabir, then NT, Ghulam Mohiuddin, then Patwari and beneficiaries.

A case under 26/2022 was registered at ACB Srinagar against Gulzar Ahmad Makloo, Patwari, Halqa Zakoora, Srinagar on July 04 for accepting Rs 15000 as bribe from the complainant.

ACB Udhampur filed a case under number 02/2022 on July 12 against Raj Kumar, Prism man in office of Naib Tehsildar, Udhampur for demanding and accepting Rs 1300 as bribe from the complainant.

On July 18, Mohammad Younis Bangroo, Tehsildar Shalteng, Srinagar and Gh. Rasool Hajam, Naib Tehsildar, Batamaloo was trapped while accepting a bribe of Rs 2 lakh from the complainant and a case under number 29/2022 is registered at ACB Srinagar.

On August 02, Majid Choudhary, Tehsildar, Panthachowk, Srinagar and office Clerk Peer Waseem Ahmad of Tehsil Office Panthachowk was trapped while accepting a bribe of Rs 1.20 lakh from the complainant and a case under 32/2022 stands registered at ACB Srinagar.

Raja Ejaz Sufi, Patwari Halqa Khanyar, Srinagar son of  Bashir Ahmad Sufi of Firdousabad, Batmaloo, Srinagar was found accepting bribe of Rs 7,000 from the complainant on September 01 and a case under number 35/2022 is registered at ACB Srinagar. (KNO)

 

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