Sarpanch, ZEO Swindles Government Money

KL Report

SRINAGAR

A Sarpanch in league with Zonal Education Officer allegedly embezzled Rs one Lakh on the pretext of constructing a ‘Drinking Water Toilet Facility (DWTF) at Badran Zone of Magam town in Central Kashmir.

According to reports of a local news agency, CNS, the Sarpanch of Badran zone of Khag Beerwah, Gulzar Ahmed Beigh was assigned the job of construction of DWTF at Government Middle School Girls Badran. Local’s alleged that showing the construction work only on papers, the said Sarpanch in league with ZEO of Magam drew Rs one lakh from the ex-chequer and distributed between themselves.

Chief Education Officer Budgam Nazir Ahmed told CNS that he has constituted a 4-member inquiry committee to probe the allegations. “We are waiting for the report and hopefully the inquiry committee would submit its report soon after Eid,” he said.

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