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CBI arrest government employee in Jammu for bribe charges

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By: Wani Fazil VOV


In a sudden move Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested an employee of power development department, Jammu for demanding and accepting a bribe as they received a complaint from a citizen.

After becoming the union territory, people are directly complaining to CBI against the employees as now they have a complete jurisdiction to look into such complaints especially the complaints of corruption charges.

According to KNO, CBI has said that a case was registered on a complaint against an employee, working in the office of AEE, PDD sub-division-III Jammu on the allegations of demanding bribes for providing electricity connection and updating records of installed electric meters in the name of the complainant.

“It was further alleged that the complainant had applied for installation of an electric meter at his residence in December 2019 and the electric meter was installed but connection to the main electric supply was not provided and also the name of the complainant was not updated in the records. The complainant contacted the accused and the accused demanded a bribe of Rs.6,000/- for processing his file,” the statement reads.

It reads that the CBI laid a trap, and the accused was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 6,000/-. “Searches were carried out at the premises of the accused at Jammu. The accused is being produced today before the court of special Judge of CBI Cases in Jammu,” reads the statement.

With inputs from KNO

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