Srinagar: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday arrested a lineman of Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) for demanding and accepting bribe for settlement of a bill.
A complaint was received by ACB on January 2, 2023 from a complainant against Lineman of KPDCL Sub-Division Kulgam, Mohammad Yousuf Dar a resident of Srandoo, Kulgam, for demanding bribe of Rs 3,000 for settlement of electricity bill issued in the name of son living with the complainant, a statement of ACB said.
The complainant already had a consumer ID in his name, whereas a Bill was created in the name of his son for an amount of Rs 13, 376 for the month of November, 2022.
A Case was registered at ACB Anantnag and investigations started, the statement said and added a trap team was constituted who caught Dar red handed for demanding and accepting bribe.
He was immediately arrested on spot after completing necessary legal formalities.
Further investigation is going on, the statement said.