HC stops proceedings against Gurezi before SAC

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Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday directed State Accountability Commission (SAC) not to proceed with a complaint against National Conference leader and deputy speaker of the state assembly Nazir Gurezi alleging that he and his two brothers received whopping Rs 1,37,77,000 in excess for the land coming under Kishen Ganga Hydel Project in Gurez area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

The direction was passed by a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey while hearing a petition by Gurezi. He has stated that in terms of the complaint before SAC, allegation have been made against him and his brothers have received an amount of Rs 1,37,77,000 in excess amount as shamilat hasab rasad (prorata) basis for the land.

In the compliant, it has been alleged that the collector land acquisition JKGHPP Gurez after completing the legal formalities has issued notice for recovery of the excess payments made and therefore, the commission may initiate the proceedings against him in the matter.

“That the petitioner (Gurezi) submits that having registered the complaint, the (SAC) has already issued notice against (him), requiring him to appear before the commission,” he said and sought direction from the court that the complaint before the commission be quashed.

 

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