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President Municipal Committee Pahalgam arrested while accepting Rs 80,000 bribe

Pahalgam: Anti Corruption Bureau on Thursday arrested the President of the Municipal Committee, Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district while demanding and accepting Rs 80,000 as a bribe for the release of payments for supply of garbage vehicles to the committee.

As per an ACB statement, the arrest was made following a complaint by the supplier of the two hopper tipper dumpers alleging therein that President MC Pahalgam, Owais Ahmad was demanding Rs 80,000 as a bribe for the release of payments for the vehicles.

Accordingly, a case FIR No. 31/2021 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 was registered and investigation taken up, the ACB said.

“During the course of an investigation, a trap team constituted. The trap team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Owais Ahmad while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs. 80,000 from the complainant. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team,” it said, adding that further investigation into the case is going on.

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