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RMC officer probed for demanding bribe to reopen market

RAWALPINDI: An inquiry has been initiated against the deputy director of the Rawalpindi Metropolitan Corporation (RMC) and another suspect for allegedly demanding bribes to reopen a market during the coronavirus lockdown.
The complaint was lodged by Traders Old Autoparts at Glass Factory Chowk in Chaklala alleging that RMC deputy executive officer and his subordinates had demanded a bribe to allow reopening their market.
A trader Salaluddin has submitted a complaint to Director-General Anti-Corruption Punjab that RMC’s officer Malik Tausif and his subordinate Rasheed had illegally sealed the market and demand a bribe to reopen it.
According to the complaint, Malik Tausif called Salahuddin to his office along with youth councilor UC-30 Raja Zeeshan and demanded a minor bribe of Rs5,000 to reopen the market.
DG Anti-Corruption Unit had written to Deputy Commissioner Captain (retd) Anwar-ul-Haq Rawalpindi to investigate the matter. The inquiry is being conducted by Additional Deputy Commissioner Maham Asif.
The statements of RMC officer Malik Tausif and his subordinate have been recorded, while further investigations are underway.
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