Pathwari gets 1 year jail

Pathwari gets 1 year jail


SRINAGAR, Apr 15: Special Judge Anti Corruption, Jammu has convicted a Pathwari of Halqa Surinsar in District Jammu for accepting bribe. The accused was sentenced to undergo simple imprisonment for the period of one year with fine in a trap case.

As per a statement issued to Kashmir Despatch, Mohammad Sharif son of Mohammad Ayoub resident of Jagti  Nagrota, District Jammu was convicted in a case under FIR number 17/2016 of PS VOJ (now ACB).

“The instant case was registered at PS VOJ (now ACB) on the receipt of a complaint from the complainant for demand of Rs 4000 for mutation of land purchased by the complainant. The accused Patwari of Halqa Surinsar has already received Rs 9000 from the complainant and is further demanding Rs 4000. The accused was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting Rs 4000 on the spot from the complainant,” the statement said.

“After conclusion of the investigation a charge sheet was presented before the Special Judge, Anti Corruption, Jammu. The Court convicted Mohd. Sharif, accused Patwari of Halqa Surinsar, Jammu to one year simple imprisonment for commission of offences U/s 4-A of Prevention of Corruption Act, Svt. 2006 and one year simple imprisonment for commission of offence U/s 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) of the said act with fine of Rs 10000 in each offence. The court also ordered that both the sentences will run concurrently,” it said. 

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