ACB Books Ex-Executive Engineer, 8 Others For Criminal Misconduct

Srinagar: The Anti-Corruption Bureau Monday produced a chargesheet against the then Executive Engineer R&B Division Kupwara and 8 others in Anti Corruption Court Baramulla for criminal misconduct.

A spokesperson of ACB said that Anti Corruption Bureau produced charge sheet in Anti Corruption Court Baramulla in case FIR No. 04/2017 of PS VOK (now ACB) against Mohammad Sultan Sheikh (then Executive Engineer R&B Division Kupwara) & office staff Abdul Gani Bhat (then Head Draftsman), Mohammad Anwar Untoo (then Draftsman), Mohammad Maqbool Dar (then Draftsman), Noor Mohammad Ganie (then Camp Clerk), Ghulam Rasool Dar (then Store Keeper) and Contractors Mohammad Yaseen, Mohammad Yousuf Mir & Shabir Ahmad Mir.

“Investigation of the case has established that Mohammad Sultan Sheikh (then Executive Engineer R&B Division Kupwara) & office staff namely Noor Mohammad Ganie (then Camp Clerk), Mohammad Maqbool Dar (then Draftsman) and Ghulam Rasool Dar (then Store Keeper) in league with the Contractor Mohammad Yaseen purchased Crate Mesh from the Contractor without tendering on manipulated dasti quotations on highly exorbitant rates. It caused a loss of Rs 3,30,752/- to the State Exchequer.

The statement said that the investigation has further revealed that same Executive Engineer Mohammad Sultan Sheikh and Abdul Gani Bhat, Mohammad Anwar Untoo and Noor Mohammad Ganie in league with Contractors Mohammad Yousuf Mir & Shabir Ahmad Mir resident of Regipora Kupwara have procured Sign Boards from accused contractors on manipulated dasti quotations on highly exorbitant rates and thereby caused loss of Rs 1,41,360/- to the State Exchequer. By doing so, accused public servants have abused their official positions to confer pecuniary advantage to the accused Contractors with corresponding loss to the State Exchequer. This constitutes an offence of criminal misconduct u/s 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act and criminal conspiracy u/s 120-B RPC.

“After obtaining prosecution sanction from Government chargesheet was produced before Anti Corruption Court Baramulla.

“The Court has fixed next date of hearing on 03.09.2021.”

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