ACB books RDD officials for fraudulent drawal of bills
Jan 22, 2021
JAMMU: Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered case against officers/officials of Rural Development Department, Block Warwan (Kishtwar) and beneficiaries for fraudulent drawal of bills without completing the works in the year 2018-19.
A case under FIR No. 01/2021 u/s 5(1)(c), 5(1)(d) r/w Section 5(2) of J&K Prevention of Corruption Act and sections 120-B, 420, 467, 468 & 471 RPC has been registered against Syed Tariq Suharwardhy, the then BDO Block Warwan; Riaz Ahmed Lone, then BDO Block Warwan; Ashok Kumar, AEE, REW Kishtwar; Haroon Rashid, then Technical Assistant Block Warwan, beneficiaries namely Mohd Rajab Rather, Ghulam Qadir Rather, Mohd Farooq Hajam, Wali Mohd Lone, Shabnam Farooq and others, resident of Kishtwar.
The instant case was registered on the basis of a Joint Surprise Check conducted into the allegations that officers/officials of Rural Development Department Block Warwan district Kishtwar, beneficiaries and others during the year 2019 misappropriated an amount of Rs 26,90,985 dishonestly and fraudulently against non- existence and lesser executed works in Block Warwan district Kishtwar.
Following registration of the case, searches were also conducted after obtaining search warrant from the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption, Doda in the houses of accused public servants at Doda and Kishtwar. Further investigation of the case is going on.