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Srinagar, May 28 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation (VO) today arrested red-handed a senior official in the employment office when he was accepting a bribe of Rs 2000.

A VO spokesman said one Mohammad Maqbool Lone has lodged a written complaint that Mohammad Maqbool Shakir, senior Stenographer, Personnel Assistant to Deputy Director Employment was demanding Rs 2000 bribe for processing his loan application under Self Employment Scheme (SES).

Lone had applied for a loan under SES for purchasing a vehicle He said a case under FIR number 18/2008 was registered and investigation taken up.

In the course of investigation the officials of VO laid a successful trap at Karanagar, near the employment office and arrested Shakir while accepting the bribe from Lone.

The tainted money was recovered from his possession in presence of the independent witnesses. His hand wash was taken which tested positive. The accused was taken into custody for further investigation.

UNI BAS SY BST1809

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