Police Officer in Vigilance Net 

Srinagar: A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) was arrested Tuesday by the State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) for allegedly allowing illegal construction around the Dal lake in Srinagar and accumulation of disproportionate assets.

A SVO spokesman said here this afternoon that SVO, Kashmir, arrested Shah Sikander Khan the then enforcement officer Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) from Jammu.

Khan is presently posted as Deputy Superintendent of Police in JKAP 13the battalion at Humhama.

He said he was arrested in connection with investigation of case FIR NO. 53/2015 u/s 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) PCAct sec-120B RPC.

He said two more cases under FIR No. 52/2015 and 54/2015 pertaining to abuse of official position and accumulation of disproportionate assets are also registered in Police Station VOK against the accused DySP.

Investigation of all the three cases against the accused police officer is going on, the SVO spokesman said.

CEO of JAKEDA Arrested

Srinagar: State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) today arrested Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA//I) Shafat Sultan for causing huge loss to the state exchequer.

A SVO spokesman said here this afternoon that accused, during the year 2009-10 as CEO JKEDA had indulged in bungling while procurement of Solar Home Lighting (SHL)Systems. 

The investigation carried out so far has revealed that the accused Sultan has placed supply order for procurement of 6872 Nos. of SHLs from BEL(Bharat Electronics Limited) at exorbitant rates despite cheaper options were available.

Investigation has further revealed that the CEO had placed this order only 5 days before the period of rate contract was ending and also the quotations for new rate contract had already been opened by  Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D//I) on July 29, 2009, which were available on their website, in which the unit rate of HSLs had been offered at much lower cost, thereby causing huge loss to the state exchequer.      

The investigation  has thus revealed that the said CEO knowingly and with malified intentions had placed the order to BEL at exorbitant rates thereby causing loss of Rs 1493 per unit, which when worked out for 6872 units of SHLs is Rs 1,02,59,896.

Further investigation into the matter is going on and Vigilance is working on the involvement of other accused officers and contractors in the case, he said. 

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