ACB Arrests Patwari in Zaloora Bommai B’la for Accepting Bribe

CBI arrests Govt official

Srinagar, Aug 12 : Anti Corruption Bureau on Saturday said to have arrested a Patwari in Halqa in Tehsil Bommai in Baramulla district for demanding and accepting bribe of rupees 5000 from a complainant in lieu of preparation and issuance of revenue extract.

“A complaint was received by the Anti Corruption Bureau against Tariq Ahmad, Patwari,Halqa Zalora, tehsil Bommai, District Baramulla alleging therein that he is resident of tehsil Bommai. He recently applied many times through online/offline mode for issuance of revenue extracts to patwari concerns but nothing was done by Patwari Halqa Zalora despite his repeated requests. Finally when he was given one revenue extract he was made to pay rupees 1000 to one of the employee’s bank account on the pretext of a fee for issuance of revenue extract. But he found that the document given is not complete and doesn’t contain full information”, reads a statement issued to

“He again applied fresh for issuance of required documents through online mode as the earlier document/information given was not completely concerned patwari Tariq Ahmad again started delaying on one pretext or other. He agreed to provide a document on the intervention of one local person who accompanied the complainant to patwari office but demanded a bribe of ₹5000 for doing so.”

The complainant, the statement reads, was made to suffer a lot by a concerned patwari who didn’t furnish the exact documents which he needed for pursuing his case before authorities. The patwari has asked him to come to office on 12-8-2023 along with the one local person whom patwari also knew, with bribe money of ₹5000 to get revenue documents.

“As complainant was not interested in payment of bribe, he approached Anti corruption Bureau with a written application and requested for taking legal action against the concerned patwari for demanding bribe.”

“As the contents of complaint prima facie disclosed the commission of offence punishable U/S 7 of the PC Act 1988 by accused public servant namely Tariq Ahmad, Patwari, Halqa Zalora, Tehsil Bommai, District Baramulla, accordingly a Case FIR No. 08/2023 is registered at Police Station Anti Corruption Bureau, Baramulla and the investigation started”, reads the statement.

“During the course of investigations the accused Patwari was caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe from complainant and the bribe amount was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses. The accused patwari has been arrested on spot and further investigations are going on”, the statement reads further.

Aadil Nazir
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