*ACB arrests KPDCL employee for accepting bribe*
Srinagar Apr 24 Anti-Corruption Bureau on Sunday arrested a technician for demanding and accepting Rs 25000 bribe for processing power agreement case in Anantnag.
In a statement issued to news agency , ACB said it
arrested Vinood Kumar Fotedar, Technician-2nd in the office of Assistant Executive Engineer, Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited(KPDCL), Anantnag for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 25,000/- for processing power agreement case.
“Upon receiving the instant complaint, prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out. Consequently, case FIR No. 07/2022 was registered in PS ACB Anantnag and investigation was taken-up,” reads the statement.
During the course of investigation, ACB caught technician red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of ₹25000/- from the complainant.
“He was arrested on the spot by the ACB team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses,” it said—(KNO)
*Further investigation is going on*