SRINAGAR: The sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigations today apprehended the Assistant Director of Handicrafts Department for accepting bribe in lieu of releasing amount in favour of a NGO for workshop.
“Based on tip off, a trap was laid and the Assistant Director, Office of the Development Commissioner, Handicrafts, Udhampur identified as K K Sharma was arrested today from his residence in Nanak Nagar area of Jammu,” a senior CBI Official here said.
He said the official was demanding and accepting Rs 75,000 as bribe money.
“He sought money for releasing an amount of Rs ten lakh in favour of a NGO for conducting a workshop on handicrafts,” said the official.
He has been taken into custody and a case under 161 of RPC and Prevention Against Corruption Act has been registered against him.
Meanwhile The State government today attached the senior manager of State Housing Board for negligence of duties.
“On the directions of Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Housing, Horticulture and Culture Raman Bhalla, the Managing Director J&K Housing Board Ram Pal Sharma today visited District Hospital Samba to inspect the going construction work of the hospital complex and use of building material on the project,” an official here said.
He said during the inspection, Managing Director found that the Senior Manager (Electric), J&K Housing Board has failed to complete electrical works of the hospital within stipulated time frame.
Taking cognizance of negligence in maintaining the quality control and timely completion of works, the Managing Director on-spot issued directions for attachment of Senior Manager (Electric) with immediate effect to the head office.
Mr Sharma asked the engineers that no laxity on the part of quality and delay in completion of projects will not tolerated.
He said JK Housing Board was committed to providing durable assets to the people across the State.
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