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Charge-sheet against ex-SHO produced in Kashmir

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, Mar 2 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation today filed in the court of special judge anti-corruption a charge-sheet against a former Station House Officer (SHO) and a head constable of the Maharaj Gunj police station here in a bribery case.

An official spokesman said sub-inspector Mohammad Muzaffar and head constable Shabir Ahmed, then in-charge SHO and Munshi respectively, of the Maharaj Gunj police station had demanded a bribe of Rs 2000 from Mansoor Ahmed Bhat, a resident of Basant Bagh here, for returning his seized car.

Bhat had lodged a complaint with the state Vigilance Organisation here on February 10, 2005, alleging that his Maruti Car was seized by the police on February 8, last year.

The police demanded a bribe of Rs 2000 for releasing the car despite a court order in this regard, the complainant said.

The spokesman said a case was registered and the investigations launched.

The Vigilance officials laid a trap at the Maharaj Gunj police station and both the SHO and the head constable caught red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe from the complainant, he added.

During the course of investigations, it was established that the two accused had conspired, demanded and accepted the bribe from the complainant for release of his seized car, the spokesman said.

After completion of the investigations, the government accorded sanction for the prosecution of the accused and subsequently the charge-sheet was produced in the court of of special judge anti-corruption, Kashmir.


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