Srinagar/July,16 : J&K Anti-Corruption Bureau (J&K ACB) has registered a FIR against Engineers of Central University Kashmir and beneficiary firm M/S Granco Industries Limited Rajbagh, Srinagar for malpractices in the execution of works at Central University of Kashmir. The bureau also searches i in this connection at Ganderbal .
In a statement issued on Friday the J&K ACB said “Anti Corruption Bureau registered case FIR No. 16/2021 in Police Station ACB Srinagar against the officers/ officials of Central University of Kashmir for malpractices in the execution of works at Central University of Kashmir, Ganderbal”.
Stating that the instant case was registered on the basis of a verification conducted which revealed that e-tender having NIT No. ET/01 of 2017-CUKMR/CD/F/N0.44/16/31 dated 09.06.2017 was floated by Central University of Kashmir authorities for construction of Academic Block adjacent to site office at Central University of Kashmir Campus Tulmulla, Ganderbal with an advertising cost of Rs. 4,40,41,780.00, the J&K ACB in it’s statement further said “the work was allotted to M/S Granco Industries Ltd as being L-1″, adding that ” the item of work of RCC bored piling forming part of foundation for executed building work under the title, “Construction of Mini Academic Block” through above said NIT was shown as 600 mm diameter, while as per spot inspection conducted by ACB in association with concerned experts, the same has been found 450mm in gross contravention / violation to NIT”.
J&K ACB in it’s statement also said “the specification was found altered/ changed under the garb of a corrigendum which was neither issued nor published in the official website”, adding that “it further surfaced during probe that despite alteration / change in diameter of RCC bored piling, the rates quoted for 600mm diameter were willfully kept intact and subsequently paid”, stating therein further that “this resulted into loss to the tune of Rs. 71.61 lakhs to Central University of Kashmir against corresponding wrongful gain to officers/ officials of Central University of Kashmir who remained associated with the work in question as well as beneficiary firm M/S Granco Industries Limited Rajbagh, Srinagar”.
In the above quoted statement the J&K ACB said “the aforementioned facts constitute commission of offences punishable under section 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) of PC Act. Svt. 2006 and section 120-B RPC against Reyaz Ahmad Jeelani, then Executive Engineer (now retired), Syed Ahmad Gurkhoo, then JE, CUK, Ganderbal, Suhail Bashir, then JE CUK Ganderbal, proprietor of beneficiary firm M/S Granco Industries Limited Rajbagh, Srinagar and others”, adding that ” consequently, a case FIR No. 16 has been registered in P/S ACB Srinagar”.
In the concluding of it’s state the J&K ACB said “as part of investigation searches were conducted after obtaining search warrant from the Court”, adding that ” during the course of search, incriminating documents were found and seized”, stating therein further that “further investigation of the case is going on”.