Srinagar: Anti-corruption Bureau on Wednesday arrested a Tehsil Supply Officer (TSO) in Rajouri for demanding and accepting bribe in lieu of issuance of a ration card.
“Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that the complainant approached Dil Mohd, Ration Dealer R/o 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. However, TSO, Rajouri Mohd. Reyaz delayed the issuance of BPL ID and demanded ₹20,000 as bribe for issuance of the same from the complainant”, reads a statement issued by GNS.
“The Complainant lodged a written complaint in Police Station ACB Rajouri for taking legal action against Mohd. Reyaz, Tehsil Supply Officer, Rajouri. As the contents of complaint prima facie disclose the commission of offence punishable U/S 7 of the PC Act 1988 by accused public servant, Mohd Reyaz, Tehsil Supply Officer, Rajouri. Accordingly a Case FIR No. 05/2023 was registered at Police Station Anti Corruption Bureau Rajouri U/s 7 of the PC Act 1988 and the investigation was initiated”, reads the statement.
“During the course of investigation a trap team was constituted. The team laid a successful trap and caught the accused Tehsil Supply Officer red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe amount of ₹18,000 from the complainant. He was arrested on the spot after completing all legal formalities. Subsequently, search in the residential house of accused Mohd. Reyaz, TSO Rajouri was also conducted”, reads the statement.
“Further investigation into the case is going on”, concludes the statement. (GNS)