Jammu: The Anti-corruption Bureau Jammu Saturday produced charge sheet against two officials of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution CAPD) department, before the Special Judge Anti-Corruption Doda.
The two officials, Nazir Ahmed Wani, the then TSO Ramban and Farooq Ahmed Mir, then storekeeper, are accused of demanding and taking bribe from a ration store dealer for releasing the carriage charges due to him.
A case against the officials is registered under section 5 (1) (d) read with section 5 (2) J&K P.C. Act Svt. 2006 and Sec.4-A PC Act (Amendment 2014) and 120-B/RPC.
An ACB statement issued here said that a complainant, Munshi Ram, had approached the ACB Jammu in Nov 2017, alleging that the TSO, Nazir Ahmad was harassing him regularly and taking bribes against payment of carriage charges due to him.
Ram alleged that for the month of November 2017, approximately an amount of Rs 1.50 lakh on account of carriage charges was transferred by the TSO into his account, out of which Rs 10000 were paid by him as bribe to the official, who was further demanding Rs 90,000 and threatened to cancel his ration license, if he did not pay up. Finally the bribe amount was settled at Rs 50000, out of which the remaining 40000 were to be paid to the TSO on November 30, 2017.
The ACB registered a case, and laid a trap during which storekeeper Farooq Ahmed Mir was caught red handed accepting Rs 40,000 from the complainant in presence of independent witnesses on the behalf of accused TSO.