SRINAGAR: A Particular Decide of Anti-Corruption Courtroom Srinagar has sentenced an Assistant Sub-inspector rank police official to 1 12 months jail over accusations of demanding and accepting bribe.
“The judgement was pronounced on 24-03-2023, whereby accused ASI Mushtaq Ahmad Shah then posted at Police Station Charar-e-Sharief, Budgam has been convicted U/S 5(2) PC Act and 161 RPC and sentenced to endure easy imprisonment for one 12 months and pay a advantageous of Rs. 10,000/- beneath every offence. It was additional introduced that in case of default in cost of advantageous, the accused shall endure additional imprisonment for one month beneath every offence”.
“The accused convict has been taken into custody and ship to Central Jail Srinagar for serving the sentence.”
“The accused Mushtaq Ahmad Shah was trapped whereas he was posted at Police Station Charar-e-Sharief, Budgam on 19-09-2008 following a grievance lodged by one Ab. Rashid Chopan resident of Fresdub, Charar-e-Sharief, Budgam in Police Station VOK (now ACB)”, learn info of the case.
“It was averred that the complainant had bought 03 quintals of rice from Govt. Ration Depot Nagam, Charar-e-Sharief and was transporting the identical in a Sumo in direction of their dwelling. On his method he was intercepted by ASI Mushtaq Ahmad Shah of Police Station Charar-e-Sharief, Budgam who took him together with rice to Nowhar, Charar-e-Sharief the place he demanded and accepted bribe of Rs. 500/- from the complainant however returned solely 2 quintals of rice to him.”
“The accused Mushtaq Ahmad handed over remaining one quintal of rice to a Shopkeeper and demanded additional bribe of Rs. 1000/- from the complainant. The complainant persuaded the accused who agreed to simply accept Rs. 500/- solely to settle the difficulty. The bribe was agreed to be paid on 19-09-2008”, the info keep.
“Nevertheless, the Complainant lodged a grievance with VOK (now ACB) and accordingly a staff of officers of VOK was constituted to put lure for the accused public servant. The staff laid a profitable lure and arrested the accused public servant ASI Mushtaq Ahmad Shah red-handed whereas demanding and accepting the bribe. The contaminated cash was recovered from his possession.”
A Particular Prosecuting Officer Ghulam Jeelani on behalf of Anti-Corruption Bureau has contested the case ensuing within the conviction awarded by Hon’ble Particular Decide Anti-Corruption Courtroom Srinagar, Mr. Chain Lal Bavoria. (GNS)
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