Srinagar/July,13 : The Jammu & Kashmir Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Tuesday said that it has registered a case against BEACON authorities and proprietors of M/s Mirza Infrastructure Builders, Nowgam, Srinagar for laying sub-standard Macdam on National Highway from Kitchama to Baramulla (District Baramulla)
In the statement issued on Tuesday the J& Anti Corruption Bureau (J&K ACB) said that an FIR was registered against gross violations committed by BEACON authorities in the execution of work of ”Providing and Laying and Consolidation of Ready Made Bituminous (HMP) for Macadam(BM) 50mm thick layer & Bituminous Concrete (BC) 40mm thick layer for resurfacing works between KM 25.00 to 78.00 (Net length 16. 8282 KM) on Srinagar-Baramulla-Uri road in 53 RCC Sector under 760 BRTF/Project Beacon in J&K (UT)” allotted vide work order No.01 dated 03-08-2020 to M/S Mirz Infrastructure Builders Nowgam Srinagar.
The registration of the instant case is the outcome of Joint Surprise Check (JSC) which was conducted by ACB into the allegations of laying substandard macadam on National Highway in Pattan Town area and Baramulla Town (from Kitchama to Baramulla) by BEACON authorities.
Stating that during JSC, it was found, that the macadam work executed at various locations has been completely damaged besides shortfall in thickness of macadam laid on the said road, during physical inspection the thickness of macadam also does not correlate with the ones shown executed by the concerned agency in their records, the J&K ACB in it’s statement further said ” besides, the quality of macadam laid on the said road was also not upto the mark and substandard material was used for the macadamization”, adding that “the tentative loss to the tune of Rs. 72.95 lakh (approx.) on account of shortfall of macadam quantity has been found during check”.
The J&K in it’s statement also said “the omissions and commissions on the part of concerned officers/officials of 53 Road Construction Coy (GREF) Uri and proprietor of M/S Mirza Infrastructure Builders Nowgam Srinagar constituted offences punishable U/S 7, 13(1) (a) r/w section 13(2) of Prevention Corruption Act 1988.In this behalf, Case FIR No. 07/2021 was registered at Police Station ACB Baramulla”, adding that “further investigation of the case is going on”.