Jammu: The State Vigilance Commission (SVC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday sought status report on probe into the alleged embezzlements in Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department (CA&PDD) from the State Vigilance Organization (SVO).
The SVC exposed large scale embezzlements and other gross irregularities allegedly committed by an official of CA&PD Department, Udhampur, an SVC spokesman said in a statement here.
SVC started probing the matter after receiving a complaint by the Chairman Udhampur Transport Cooperative Ltd against the official of CA&PD Department Udhampur in connection with misappropriation of government ration, huge bung-lings in distribution and trans-shipment of ration to different areas in connivance with private mill owners, dealers and truck drivers.
Earlier, a report submitted by the Director CA&PD Department, Jammu prima-facie showed that the former director of the department had tried to suppress the issue by acting as a mere negotiator rather than to play a responsible role to expose the truth on the basis of available immediate evidence.
The SVC observed that a case stood already registered in the SVO against the accused official in connection with syphoning off essential commodities as well as criminal breach of trust.