VOK Books Ex Engineer I&FC Deptt

SRINAGAR: Vigilance Organization Friday said that I&FC, Division Handwara in conspiracy with beneficiary contractor have caused huge loss to the state exchequer by drawing bills against unexecuted and inferior quality works.

VoK said that after a complaint lodged by one Mohammad Jamal Lone resident of Pushwari Kupwara, verification was carried out of Flood Control works in Handwara Division, financed by NABARD.

“The works were checked in association with experts of Vigilance Organization Kashmir and it was revealed that out of an estimated cost of Rs.10.00 Crores, Rs.7.00 Crores expenditure had been made,” a vigilance statement said adding “verification revealed that Rs.1.24 Crores were shown billed for cunnette cutting but, on spot no such evidence of carrying out of this work was available.””

Besides, many other works which were reportedly carried out have been shown on records to have been damaged only after a gap of four months. “The verification further revealed that officers of I&FC, Division Handwara in conspiracy with beneficiary contractor have caused huge loss to the state exchequer by drawing bills against unexecuted and inferior quality works,” the statement said.

“On the basis of the above revelation, case FIR No. 36/2014 has been registered in Police Station VOK and investigation taken-up,” the statement said.

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