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Jammu Power Development employee arrested on bribery charges

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an employee of power development department, Jammu for demanding and accepting a bribe of 6,000 rupees from a complainant.

In a statement, issued to a local news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), a spokesperson said that a case was registered on a complaint against an employee, working in the office of AEE, PDD sub-division-III Jammu on the allegations of demanding bribe for providing electricity connection and updating records of installed electric meter in the name of the complainant.

“It was further alleged that the complainant had applied for installation of electric meter at his residence in December 2019 and the electric meter was installed but connection to main electric supply was not provided and also name of the complainant was not updated in the records. The complainant contacted the accused and the accused demanded bribe of Rs.6,000/- for processing his file,” the statement reads.

It reads that the CBI laid a trap, and the accused was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting bribe of 6,000 rupees. “Searches were carried out at the premises of the accused at Jammu. The accused is being produced today before the court of special Judge of CBI Cases in Jammu,” reads the statement—(KNO)

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