Sr. Prosecuting officer arrested for taking bribe of 2 Lakh

Jammu : State Vigilance Organization (SVO) arrested a Senior Prosecuting Officer for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 2 lakhfor not arraying one person as accused in a murder case. According to handout issued here by vigilance, in the year 2014 Darhal Police registered a case under Section 302 RPC (murder), 34 RPC (conspiracy) and 201 RPC (destruction of evidence) against one Mohd Iqbal, a resident of Panaid in Kotranka Tehsil of Rajouri district, his son and daughter. The then Senior Prosecuting Officer in JMIC Court Thanamandi Ajaz Ul Hassan (presently Senior Prosecuting Officer Poonch) demanded and accepted an amount of Rs 2 lakh from Moulvi Mushtaq Ahmed for not arraying him as an accused in the case in which his father Mohd Iqbal, brother and sister were already behind the bars.

The accused Senior Prosecuting Officer accepted the amount from Moulvi Mushtaq Ahmed in three installments. After sometime, the Vigilance Organization Jammu received a complaint mentioning that Senior Prosecuting Officer has obtained bribe for helping one person in a murder case. Accordingly, an enquiry was started by the Vigilance Organization into the allegations mentioned in the complaint. During the course of enquiry, the Vigilance Organization Jammu laid hands on solid proof establishing that Senior Prosecuting Officer returned some money to Moulvi Mushtaq Ahmed and this clearly substantiated the allegations contained in the complaint.

After completion of enquiry, it was decided to put the Senior Prosecuting Officer behind the bars for indulging in corrupt practices. However, on getting information about the plans of the Vigilance Organization Jammu the accused Senior Prosecuting Officer left Poonch few days back and booked a room in a hotel in Jammu to avoid his arrest. But his design was foiled by the sleuths of Vigilance Organization who conducted raid in the hotel and arrested him.

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