JAMMU: The team of Anti Corruption Bureau, Jammu today arrested husband of BJP Councillor of ward No 53, Trikuta Nagar namely Jyoti Devi while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 10,000 from the contractor.
As per reports, the ACB has received a written complaint from JMC contractor namely Irfan Ahmad wherein he alleged that one Sham Lal, who’s spouse of councillor of ward No 53 was demanding an amount of Rs 20,000 for issuance of malba certificate post completion of two tile works worth Rs 2.5 lac and Rs. 4.65 lac respectively.
Consequently, the trap was laid and as soon as the Sham Lal accepted bribe of Rs, 10,000 as advance from contractor Irfan Ahmad, the ACB team swung into action and caught him red handed from his office located in Trikuta Nagar with bribe amount. He was taken into custody and further investigation in the case is going on.
Its pertinent to mentioned here that there are complaints against several corporators of JMC for demanding bribe as commission for various civil and upgradation works under going in their wards.
There are also reports that some Councillor’s have roped in their kith and kins as contractors and got favoured them with JMC,s contracts worth crores. The quality of civil work executed through their kins is reportedly very poor owing to gross corruption.