Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir Anti-Corruption Bureau (J&K ACB) has produced a charge sheet against former Executive Engineer R&B Division Kupwara and five others for purchasing pipes on exorbitant rates.
In a statement issued on Thursday the J&K ACB said “Anti Corruption Bureau produced charge sheet before Anti Corruption Court Baramulla against Mohammad ShafiBhat (then Executive Engineer R&B Division Kupwara), Abdul Gani Bhat (then Head Draftsman, R&B, Division Kupwara, Gh. Rasool Dar (then Storekeeper R&B Division Kupwara, Mohammad ShafiQazi then AAO R&B Division Kupwara, 5 Lateef Ahmad Ganie Proprietor Lateef & Co and Sajad Ahmad Rather (Proprietor S.I Traders).
Stating that “investigation conducted by Vigilance Organisation (now Anti Corruption Bureau) in case FIR No.13/2011 has proved that accused Executive Engineer R&B Division Kupwara and his associate accused officials of R&B Division Kupwara have purchased Mild Steel Pipes and Galvanized iron pipes on highly exorbitant rates and thereby caused a loss of Rs. 4,61,000/- in the purchase of MS Pipes and Rs. 69,630/- in the purchase of GI Pipes to the State Exchequer, the J&K ACB in the above quoted statement further said “ the investigation has thus established the commission of offences u/s 5(2) J&K PC Act Svt 2006 r/w sections 467,468,471 RPC and 120-B RPC against accused public servants and private suppliers”.
In the concluding para of it’s statement the J&K ACB said “Government had accorded sanction for prosecution against the in-service public servants vide order No.43-GAD(Vig) of 2019 dated 26.07.2019”, stating further therein that “ ACB produced chargesheet in court of law”. The Court, according to the statement, has fixed 21st August the next date of hearing in the case.