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Challans against SHO, BDO produced before anti-corruption court

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Srinagar, Mar 28 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation has produced challans aganist a Station House Officer of police and a Block Development Officer under corruption charges.

The official spokesman said challans was produced in the court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption against Inspector Rajinder Sharma then posted as SHO, Police Station, Sundarbani and Krishan Dass Kuhran, the then BDO, Kalakote, in the Rajouri district of Jammu region.

He said a case under FIR No 16/2003 P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu was registered on the complaint of one Chaman Lal alleging that the SHO had falsely implicated his brother Madan Lal in case (FIR No 24/2002 U/S 304 A), and demanded Rs 2 lakh for his release.

The complainant could only arrange Rs 85,000 and paid to the SHO.

Despite receiving the money, the SHO challaned his brother in the court of law and did not even return the money received by him, the spokesman said.

In the course of investigation, Vigilance Organisation recorded the statement of the witnesses and collected other documentary evidence which established that Inspector had wrongly implicated the complainant's brother in the criminal case for extorting money.

On other challan produced against the then BDO Kalakote, the official said, on June 10 last year, one Jagan Nath Sharma, a village level worker in the office of the BDO Kalakote, lodged a written complaint with SVO alleging that Director Rural Development Department Jammu has promoted him to higher pay scale vide order No 10/DRD of 2005 dated January 18 with effect from December 1, 2000 and the BDO did not implement the order and demanded Rs 4000 from him as bribe.

The BDO was also accused of witholding his pay with effect from May 2005 without any valid reason and just for harassing the complainant to extort money.

The case was registered under FIR No 6/2005 U/s 5(2) PC Act, following which the Vigilance team laid a trap and caught the accused BDO red handed while accepting Rs 4000 as bribe from the complainant.

The next date of hearing has been fixed The court has fixed May 15 as next date of the hearing for SHO's cse and May 13 for BDO's case, the spokesman said.

UNI BAS VJ SP1315

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