J-K govt officer nabbed while taking bribe

A senior J-K government officer was held on Thursday after being caught red handed while accepting bribe in Ganderbal district, a State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) spokesman said.

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2011, 19:07 PM IST

Srinagar: A senior J-K government officer
was held on Thursday after being caught red handed while accepting
bribe in Ganderbal district, a State Vigilance Organisation
(SVO) spokesman said.

Joint Director, Consumer Affairs and Public
Distribution (CAPD) Department, Mohammad Ashraf Wani was
nabbed after a complaint was filed by store-keeper Bashir
Ahmad Koul that the official was demanding bribe for his
posting, the spokesman said.

During investigation, the spokesman said SVO team laid a
trap and the accused was caught red handed while accepting
Rs 10,000 in bribe from the complainant.

He said the bribe money was recovered from the accused,
who was taken into custody for further investigations.

PTI