Additional General Secretary of ruling National Conference (NC) Dr Mustafa Kamal Sunday alleged that Congress MLA Inderwal G M Saroori had embezzled the relief meant for earthquake victims of erstwhile Doda district.
Talking to local news agency KNS after visiting affected areas of Doda, he said, “NC workers are being ignored in relief distribution. Most of the workers complained during my visit that they were being ignored.”
He demanded an immediate probe into the matter and said that those who are involved should be taken to task.
However, Saroori refuted the allegations. “State government has failed to provide relief to the victims. To hide their failures they (NC) leaders are making false allegations,” Saroori said.
“Kamal should use his mind before leveling such false allegations. Center has released Rs 334 crore for the victims but the state government has not released the amount yet,” he added.
State Congress President Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz that he will look into the allegations. “MLA should be an honest man. I will look into the matter and see if such thing has happened,” he added.