Four Serving JK Ministers In Graft Net

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JAMMU:  Four serving ministers in the Omar Abdullah government in Jammu and Kashmir are facing corruption charges before State Accountability Commission (SAC) apart from seven former members of the cabinet, the assembly was told on Thursday.

All the four ministers in the graft net belong to the Congress.

Cases against four sitting ministers and six former ministers are pending for probe before SAC in the state, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah informed the state assembly today. 

Nine cases have been registered against them and 98 officers, including some IAS officers and Chief Engineers, he said in a written reply to a question of M Y Tarigami (CPI-M). 

The ministers against whom cases are pending are Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed (Floriculture), Taj Mohi-ud-din (Sports and Health Education), Abdul Majid Wani (Roads and Buildings) and Manohar Lal Sharma (Fisheries and Cooperatives). 

Of the former ministers three are from Congress – including former Deputy Chief Minister Mangat Ram Sharma – two from Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) and one each from National Conference and PDP.

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