Srinagar: A district floriculture officer
was arrested by vigilance sleuths while allegedly taking bribe of Rs 10,000 from a contractor in the Baramulla district of
Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman said Thursday.
Sharif-ud-din Lone, District Floriculture officer,
Srinagar was arrested while demanding and accepting a bribe of
Rs 10,000 from the complainant Ghulam Qadir Sheik yesterday,
Earlier, Sheikh had lodged a written complaint with
Police Station Vigilance Organisation, Kashmir in which he
said that Lone was demanding illegal gratification for release
of his payment for earth filling at government parks and
quarters at Sonawar and Gupkar road here, the spokesman said.
The accused was caught red handed while accepting
phenolphthalein dusted amount of Rs 10,000 as bribe from the
complainant in presence of independent witnesses, he said.
The tainted bribe money was recovered from the
possession of the accused officer, the spokesman added.