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JK vigilance arrests 2 bank officials over graft

by Manish Sen
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Jammu: The State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) of Jammu and Kashmir today arrested two bank officials for taking a bribe of Rs 2,000 from a customer in Doda district.

Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation director Muneer Khan called on Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here yesterday.

Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation director Muneer Khan.

“A trap was laid by the vigilance sleuths following which the manager of Ellaquai Dehati Bank (EDB) and another official were caught red-handed while accepting Rs 2,000 bribe from the complainant 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 Credit Card (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 of Rs 2,000, the spokesman added.

PTI

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