Saturday, June 25, 2011

Patwari in net

Revenue official falls in vigilance net
State Vigilance Organiza¬tion (SVO) has caught red handed Mehraj-ud- Din Ganai son of Mohammad Akram Ganai of Tahab Pulwama, Patwari Halqa Gangoo, while demanding and accepting bribe of Rupees 30,000 from a complainant.
According to official handout, Nazir Ahmad Wani, had lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir Srinagar, stating therein that his father had one kanal of land situated at Gangoo Pulwama, who wanted to dispose it off.

Subsequently, the complainant on behalf of his father was planning sell out the land to Abid Ahmad Reshi son of Ab Aziz Reshi of Letpora Pulwama.

The complainant further added that he on behalf of his old father had moved an application for the issuance of revenue extract (Fard Intikhab) to Tehsildar concerned and had deposited the due amount of fee of Rs 200 in the Government Treasury.
“The concerned Patwari namely Mehraj-ud-Din Ganai on receiving the application duly endorsed by Tehsildar Pulwama demanded an amount of Rs 1 lakh but after great persuasion, the deal was struck for Rs 70,000,” Wani wrote in his complaint.
Subsequent to this the complainant alongwith said Abid Ahmad Reshi went to concerned Patwari with the request to deliver them the revenue extract. However, Patwari instructed them that he will deliver the revenue extract, (Frad-intikhab) to Abid Ahmad Reshi only once he pays the money. However in pursuance to the struck deal, an amount of Rupees 30,000 is to be paid to him today.

On the basis of the complaint Case FIR No. 11/2011 u/s 5(2) P.C Act r/w Section 161 RPC P/S Vok was registered and investigation taken up.

During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organization organized a trap and accused Mehraj-ud-Din Ganai was caught red handed while demanded and accepting bribe of Rs 30,000 at his home from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted bribe money was recovered and the accused was taken into custody for further investigation.

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