ACB arrests KPDCL employee for accepting bribe in Anantnag

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SRINAGAR — Anti-Corruption Bureau on Sunday arrested a technician for demanding and accepting Rs 25000 bribe for processing a power agreement case in Anantnag.

In a statement issued to the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO), ACB said it arrested Vinood Kumar Fotedar, Technician-2nd in the office of Assistant Executive Engineer, Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL), Anantnag for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000/- for processing a power agreement case.

“Upon receiving the instant complaint, prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out. Consequently, a case FIR No. 07/2022 was registered in PS ACB Anantnag and investigation was taken up,” reads the statement.

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During the course of the investigation, ACB caught technician red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of ₹25000/- from the complainant.

“He was arrested on the spot by the ACB team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses,” it said.

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