Srinagar, May 3: (GNS) Anti-Corruption Bureau has said to have arrested Principal Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jodhpur, Doda namely Rajeev Kumar Mahajan on charges of receiving bribe from the parent of an enrolled student.
In a statement issued to Srinagar-based news agency Global News Service (GNS), the Bureau maintained that it received a complaint against the Principal Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jodhpur, Doda namely Rajeev Kumar Mahajan, who is also Incharge Principal, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bhaderwah wherein it was alleged that the complainant had applied for the issuance of Transfer Certificate (TC) of his minor daughter who is studying in KV Kishtwar, for her transfer from KV Kishtwar to KV Bhaderwah.
The complainant, as stated, contacted Principal KV Bhaderwah seeking her transfer.
“The I/C KV Bhaderwah, Rajeev Kumar Mahajan, ‘kept on delaying matter and demanded Rs. 25,000/- for managing the transfer’ of his daughter from KV Kishtwar to KV Bhaderwah”, it says.
The complainant explained his inability to pay such a huge amount. The said principal of KV Bhaderwah ‘agreed on an amount of Rs.15000/- to do the needful and called the complainant to Doda near Post office with the bribe amount’, reads the statement.
“He approached Anti Corruption Bureau with the complaint of demand of bribe amount.On receipt of the complaint, a case FIR No. 01 of 2021 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 IPC was registered in Police Station ACB Udhampur and investigation was taken up”, it says.
A trap team was constituted – the trap was successful – during which Rajeev Mahajan Principal Kendriya Vidalaya Doda was caught red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe from the complainant, the statement says.
The amount of bribe to the tune of Rs. 15,000/- was also recovered on the spot and the accused arrested and taken in custody by ACB team, it says.
Further investigation of the case is going on, concludes the statement. (GNS)