Clerk creates Rs 28 Cr Liability in Verinag, Vigilance registers case

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SRINAGAR: Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VOK) has registered a case under Prevention of Corruption Act on the outcome of a verification conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir into the allegations that CEO Verinag Development Authority Nazir Ahmad Thakur in league with his clerk Manzoor Ahmad Bhat have fraudulently prepared liability worth Rs 28.00 Crores without doing any work on ground.

A issued statement reads, during verification conducted by VOK, it has revealed that the then CEO Verinag Development Authority Nazir Ahmad Thakur,  Executive Engineers Abdul Rashid Lone and Rummy Raina, Accounts Officers Mohammed Maqbool War and Abdul Rashid Bawani, camp clerk namely Manzoor Ahmad Bhat  have in total violations to Rules accorded approvals to different  works  against DPR of Greater Verinag mostly in favour of Blue eyed person.

“The  verification further revealed that the accused public servants have also extended undue benefit to blue eyed persons for allotment of different works against DPR Sarbal Lake in total violation of the requisite procedure, besides rates allotted are highly exorbitant which resulted in huge lose to State exchequer”, the statement said.

Accordingly a case FIR No 29/2017 under section 5(2) of JK P.C Act Svt 2006, section 120-B RPC in Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir was registered against accused persons namely Nazir Ahmad Thakur S/o Ali Mohammaf Thakur R/o Lasjam Budgam, Ab Rashid Lone S/o Gh Mohammad Lone R/o wanbal Rawalpora Srinagar, then Executive Engineer Verinag Development Authority Roomy Raina, then Executive Engineer, Verinag Development Authority Mohammed Maqbool War, then Accounts officer Abdul Rashid Bawani S/o Ab Rehman Bawani R/o Doru Anantnag,  and Manzoor Ahmad Bhat S/o Ab Gani Bhat R/o Verinag the then Camp Clerk.

“Immediately after registration of FIR No. 29/20177 in Vigilance Organization, searches of the residential / office premises of above said accused persons at Srinagar, Verinag, and Budgam were carried out. During said searches incriminating evidences / documents with regard to movable and immovable properties were recovered which are under scrutiny to proceed ahead accordingly”, it adds.

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