Two held for taking bribe
Srinagar: The Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested two officials of the Defence Accounts Department for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 for release of payment to a contractor, an official spokesperson said on Tuesday.
Those arrested were identified as Riyaz Ahmad Wani, a multi-tasking staff officer, and senior accounts officer Hira Lal Dhar.
The ACB received a complaint that a file regarding release of payment for the maintenance work done under the Sadbhavana project was pending with Dhar.
“The officer was demanding Rs 5,000 as bribe for passing the file/release of payment due to the complainant through his multi-tasking staff (MTS) officer Riyaz Ahmad Wani,” the spokesperson said.
A trap was laid and Wani was caught red-handed while accepting the bribe, he said, adding that Dhar was also taken into custody.