2 finance officials caught accepting bribe in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Jun 20 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation (VO) today caught two Finance Department officials demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5000 for releasing payment of land compensation.

A spokesperson of the VO said a complaint was received from one Abdul Rashid Sheergujri that Surjit Singh, accountant and Gulzar Ahmad Sofi, orderly posted at district Treasury, Budgam, were demanding Rs 10,000 for releasing a payment of Rs 5.83 lakhs in his favour as land compensation.

He said in a successful operation Gulzar Ahmad and Surjit Singh were caught red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from the complainant.

The tainted money was received by order and passed on to Singh who kept it in his locker and after accepting the bribe processed the papers of the complainant for release of his payment.

The tainted money has been recovered from the possession of the accused in the presence of independent witnesses.

Both the officials have been taken into custody for further investigation.

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