The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan attached Executive Officer (EO) Municipal Council Anantnag with his office after a video showing him allegedly accepting bribe went viral.
“We have placed the officer under suspension and attached him with my office till veracity of the video in which he is seen accepting bribe is ascertained,” Khan said.
The video, which is being circulated on social media forums, shows the EO Ghulam Muhammad Malik accepting money from a person (not seen in video) in a room at an unknown location.
A source said the officer had accepted bribe from a man in lieu of providing him building permission. He said action as warranted under law would be taken against the officer.