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.
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.