Srinagar 27 January (KNB): Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) produced a charge-sheet in Case FIR No. 11/2013 P/S VOK (now ACB), under section 5(1) d r/w 5(2) P.C Act. Svt.2006 of J&K PC (Amendment) ACT 2014, r/w sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120–B, RPC against Mohammad Dilawar the then Incharge Doodpathri Development Authority (Now retired), Gh. Rasool Lone the then Supervisory Officer Doodhpathri (Now retired), Gh Mohammad Thokar, the then Supervisory Officer Doodhpathri (Now retired) before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Court Srinagar.
An officials statement read, “The instant case was registered by ACB on the outcome of a verification on the allegations that accused Officers of Doodpathri Development Authority, had drawn an amount of Rs.10.00 Lacs for various works which included Rs.1.00 lac on account of hiring of Sumos for conducting inspection of works and bulk of the amount was misappropriated.”
Officials stated that during the course of investigation it revealed that with regard to the embezzlement on account of the hiring of vehicles by the officers of Doodhpathri Development Authority at different occasions, the particulars of the vehicles were obtained from concerned RTOs and it transpired that except two vehicles, the registration numbers of all other vehicles claimed to be Sumo vehicles hired by the officers of Doodhpathri Dev Authority as mentioned in their records were actually not sumo vehicles but Motorcycles, cars and tractors.
“It was also revealed that the bills/receipts on this accounts were prepared by the officers fraudulently by abusing their official position and causing a wrongful loss to the state exchequer on account of hiring of Sumo’s,” officials added.
Officials further stated, “the accused persons were presented before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, Anti-Corruption, Srinagar, for further legal action,” adding that the case is next listed for 6-3-2021. (KNB)