Srinagar: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday arrested Tehsildar Panth-Chowk and his employee in Srinagar district for allegedly accepting a bribe of rupees 120000, a statement issued by the CB said.
It said that officials from the ACB raided the vehicle of Tehsildar Pantha-Chowk bearing number JK01AL- 8277 and caught him red-handed while accepting bribe along with his employee.
The bribe money of rupees 120000 was recovered on spot and both the officials identified as Majid Ahmad, Tehsildar Pantha-Chowk and Waseem Ahmad who is posted at Tehsil office at Pantha-Chowk in Srinagar and is said to be the close associate of Tehsildar were arrested. Waeem was earlier posted in Ganderbal with the same officer.
The officer was arrested on the spot at TulsiBag Phase 2 by the ACB team, the bribe money was also recovered from their possession in presence of independent witnesses, an official said, adding that further investigations into the matter is going on.