Opposition Drops Bombshell, ‘Rs 58 Lakh Money Seized in Islamabad Segment’

Riyaz ul Khaliq

SRINAGAR

The Opposition members raising anti-government slogans in Lower House on June 16, 2016.
The Opposition members raising anti-government slogans in Lower House on June 16, 2016.

Opposition Lawmakers on Thursday created ruckus in Lower House of the J&K State Legislature.

As the PHE Minister, Sham Choudhary, stood to read his paper regarding grants to his department, Congress’ Nawang Rigzin Jora led sloganeering against the PDP-BJP government.

The Speaker, Kavinder Gupta, let him speak thereafter.

“Last Tuesday late evening Rs 58 Lakh money was seized by police in South Kashmir Islamabad district,” Jora told the house.

“Two people were arrested and one among the two is a J&K Bank Employee,” Jora claimed, “the Alto car, in which the duo was travelling in, was stopped and seized at Ashajipora.”

“When I enquired from the J&K Bank in the area, the officials told me that the money was being shifted and was to be deposited in Chest,” Jora added, “Is the money driven like this; late in the night without even making police and other agencies aware!”

“There is a procedure as how it is done,” he said, “police and escorts accompany the van which carries the Bank money.”

Amid intense anti-government sloganeering, Jora alleged, “the motive is clear that the money was to be distributed in voters.”

Islamabad segment is going to polls on June 22, 2016. The assembly seat from the South Kashmir segment fell vacant with demise of former CM, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

CM Ms Mehbooba Mufti, NC’s Iftikhar Misger and Congress’ Hilal Ahmad Shah, besides four others, will be fighting elections in the By-Polls which have already been deferred two times.

Seeking enquiry, he said, “this is height of corruption in the government.”

“Loot Maar Band Karo,” the NC and Congress Lawmakers raised slogans in the house while staging Walk Out.

Only CAPD Minister, Ch Zulfikar, was present in the house who represented government and responded to the accusations, “the election in Islamabad segment is being held under the monitoring of Election Commission of India (ECI).”

“Give proof and submit to ECI,” he told the Opposition, “but you are just creating drama and nothing else.”

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