Vigilance Raids LAWDA: ‘Former Officials in Dock’



After complaints regarding the corruption and fee hand given to the violators to resort to illegal constructions in tourist hub Dal Lake area, the Vigilance Organization (VO) Monday raided Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) office located at Miskeenbagh Dargah and seized all the official records.

“We had been receiving continuous complaints about the officials encouraging people to resort to illegal constructions in lieu of money. We raided the office of LAWDA and seized all the official records. After the scrutiny of these records we will book all the officials involved in these malpractices,” a Vigilance Officer told CNS.

Reliable sources said that the “two former officials from LAWDA have indulged in massive loot and have gabbed enormous sum of money from violators after allowing them to resort to illegal constructions”.

A Vigilance official on condition of anonymity said that a lower rung class 4th employee from LAWDA has “accumulated enormous wealth with the help of two former Dy SPs and all the records of the said employee have been seized as well”. “We can tell you with authority that former two Dy SPs of LAWDA have resorted to loot and have permitted people to resorted to illegal construction after receiving huge sums of money from them,” he said adding that soon these “corrupt officials will be arrested and exposed”.

Sources added that former officials from LAWDA have “amassed enormous wealth from the people whom they allowed to resort to illegal constructions”. “These officials think they are the rulers and nobody can touch them. Despite court prohibiting constructions in the Dal and its peripheries, these officials violated all the norms and merely to fill up their coffers they allowed people to construct hotels and houses to disfigure the beauty of the picturesque Dal,” they said.

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