Coal Scam: Two top Kashmir University officials arrested over embezzlement

KL News Network

Srinagar

Police Wednesday arrested two officials of Kashmir University for their involvement in “coal scam”.

Few days ago, Vice-Chancellor of the varsity Professor Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi had handed over a case related to the embezzlement of lacs of rupees in procurement of hard-coal to police station Nigeen that had registered a formal case.

Sources said that after police investigation the role of two top officials of the Varsity was established in the scam and they have reportedly been arrested.

Pertinently, a senior KU professor in the varsity found the quantity of hard-coke sought by him for heating purposes for his department was very less. The professor was told that 50-quintal of hard-coke had been sent to his department and another 50-quintal to another department. After observing that the quantity of hard-coke looked very less at physical appearance, a five-member committee was constituted to probe the alleged involvement of some University officials while Vice Chancellor himself supervised the weighing process and it was found that hard-coke supplied was less than 50 quintal as against over 100 quintal for which the varsity officials had given the receipt.

An official from Kashmir University said that both the arrested employees belong to the Department of Registrar. “It is a serious matter and both the officials may be suspended in one or two days,” he said.

Top police officials showed reluctance to divulge information about the case, however, a lower rung policeman confirmed that the role of few employees have been established and they have been called for questioning. (CNS)

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