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JK vigilance arrests 2 bank officials over graft

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) of today arrested two officials for taking a bribe of Rs 2,000 from a customer in Doda district.

"A trap was laid by the vigilance sleuths following which the manager of Ellaquai Dehati (EDB) and another official were caught red-handedwhile accepting Rs 2,000 bribe from thecomplainant in Pranoo area of Doda district," an official spokesman said.

On the basis of a complaint filed by Nisar Ahmed of Thalroo Pranoo Tehsil, a case was registered against Ominder Kharoo, Manager and Reyaz Ahmed (Messenger), Ellaquai Dehati Bank, he said.

In his complaint, Ahmed alleged that the officials had demanded a sum of Rs 10,000 as illegal gratification from him for sanctioning a Kisan (KCC) loan in his favour.

The complainant had given an advance of Rs 8,000 to the officials and the suspects were pressurising him for the remaining amount ofRs 2,000, the spokesman added.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 18:42 IST