At least 16 top revenue department officials including Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars and Patwaris have fallen under Anti-Corruption Bureau’s (ACB) net so far in 2022 while most of them have been trapped while accepting bribes in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the data available with a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the sleuths of Jammu and Kashmir’s premier anti-graft body have registered 16 cases this year so far against Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars and Patwaris in corruption cases.
Of a total of 16 cases, 14 officials have been trapped while accepting bribes, the data reveals.
On 24 January 2022, Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari, Halqa Mugalpora, Tehsil and District Kupwara, was trapped while demanding and accepting a bribe of 15,000 rupees from the complainant and a case under number 02/2022 stands registered at ACB Baramulla.
On 31 January 2022, Mohammad Abbas, Patwari Halqa Kewa, Qazigund, was trapped while demanding and accepting a bribe of 3,500 rupees from the complainant and a case 02/2022 stands registered at ACB Anantnag. (KNO)