ACB produces charge sheet against former ZEO Qazigund, Ex Sr Assistant

Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir Anti-Corruption Bureau (JK ACB) on Wednesday said it has produced a charge former Zonal Education Officer Qazigund and a former senior Assistant of the ZEO’s office in trap case.
A statement issued by the J&K Anti Corruption Bureau (JK ACB)on Wednesday said “Charge sheet in Case FIR No. 3/2019 P/S ACB (South Kashmir), U/S 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2), 4-A of the P.C, Act, Samvat, 2006 and Section 120-B RPC, titled state Versus Imtiyaz Ahmad (The then ZEO Qazigund) and Sulinder Singh ( The then Sr. Assistant in ZEO Office Qazigund), was produced before the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Anantnag”.
Stating that the instant case was registered by P/S ACB (South Kashmir) on receipt of a written complaint submitted by one Ghulam Mohammad Wani S/O Abdul Gani Wani R/O Narupora, Kokernag, to the effect that he has executed two works namely Wanpora Kewa, boundary wall and BRC boundary wall at Qazigund, allotted to the complainant by Zonal Education Officer Qazigund, the J&K ACB in it’s statement further said “both the works were completed by the complainant and subsequently, bills were submitted to ZEO Qazigund following which the amount of both the bills was not released in favour of the complainant as the ZEO concerned demanded Rs. 5000/- as bribe from him which was paid by the complainant to ZEO”.
The ACB statement further said that after accepting the bribe amount, the amount of BRC boundary wall amounting to Rs. 73,600/- was released in favour of the complainant and as per the complaint, for the release of second payment, the ZEO again demanded Rs. 5000/- from the contractor and asked him to handover it to the clerk of ZEO office Qazigund, namely Sulinder Singh and assured to release the payment of second executed work Wanpora Kewa, only after the payment of bribe.
Stating that the complainant approached P/S ACB (South Kashmir) along with bribe money of Rs.5000/- for taking necessary action against the ZEO Qazigund, and Clerk. and on the receipt of the said complaint a case FIR No. 03/2019 U/S 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2), 4-A of the P.C, Act, Samvat, 2006and Section 120-B RPC, was registered in P/S ACB South Kashmir, the J&K ACB in it’s statement further said “A trap team was constituted and the accused clerk was caught red handed while demanding and accepting the tainted money of Rs.5000/- on behalf of the co-accused ZEO”, adding that “during the course of investigation it was found that the money due for release to the complainant was available in account of the ZEO but was not released for the bribe to be paid through the clerk and consequently the ZEO was also arrested”. In the concluding para of it’s statement the J&K ACB said that after obtaining sanction from the Govt. Chargesheet was presented in Hon’ble Court. The case is next listed for May 25.

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