Jammu and Kashmir govt officials booked for misappropriation of public money

By: | Published: July 25, 2016 8:04 PM

The case was registered following investigation into allegations that former Executive Engineer Roads and Buildings (R-B) division Bandipora, drew funds from government treasury for purchase of furnishing items for Mini-Secretariat/Guest House at Bandipora and other work by misusing his position, an official of the SVO said.

public money-PTI-LA case has been registered and further investigation taken up (PTI)

A case was today registered against three government officials by Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) for alleged misappropriation of public money to the tune of over Rs 12 lakh.

The case was registered following investigation into allegations that former Executive Engineer Roads and Buildings (R-B) division Bandipora, drew funds from government treasury for purchase of furnishing items for Mini-Secretariat/Guest House at Bandipora and other work by misusing his position, an official of the SVO said.

Rajander Kumar Bhatt, former Executive Engineer, Manzoor Ahmad Malla, former Assistant Accounts Officer and Nazir-ud-din Baba, Senior Assistant (former Store Keeper of R-B Division Bandipora) abused their official position and hatched a conspiracy with a supplier Rakesh Bhat, proprietor of M/s Shalimar Flooring Bari-Brahmana Jammu, he said.

He said the omissions and commissions on the part of these public servants constitute offences punishable under various sections of anti-corruption act as well as Ranbir Penal Code.

A case has been registered and further investigation taken up, the official added.

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