Srinagar: Vigilance Organisation (Kashmir) has registered a case against the then Executive Engineer Roads and Buildings (R&B) department for abusing his official position and drawing funds from the government treasury.
A VOK statement said the case was registered on the basis of a verification conducted into the allegations that the then Executive Engineer R& B division Bandipora by abuse of his official position during the year 2013-14 despite code of conduct had drawn huge funds from the government treasury for purchase of furnishing items for Mini Secretariat/Guest House Bandipora and for execution of other works.
According to VOK, the officers and officials namely Rajander Kumar Bhatt, the then Executive Engineer, Manzoor Ahmad Malla the then Asstt. Accounts Officer and Nazir-ud-din Baba, Sr. Assistant, the then Store Keeper of R&B Division Bandipora by abuse of their official position and in furtherance of criminal conspiracy hatched among and between themselves and with the supplier Rakesh Bhat, Proprietor of M/s Shalimar Flooring Pvt. Ltd. Bari-Brahmana Jammu (SSI Unit) have shown supply and receipt of furnishing items to the quantity of 18,100 Sqft. And 290 Sqmtrs, while as during the verification only 8089.85 Sqft. were found existing on ground thus putting the state exchequer to the loss of Rs. 12,85,399 by way of misappropriation of deficit and non-existent furnishing items.
“The omissions and commissions on the part of the above named public servants constitute offences punishable U/S 5(1)(c), (d) r/w 5(2) 4-H (Amended) J&K P.C Act Smvt. 2006, 120-B, 167-A, 420-A RPC,” the statement said. In this behalf Case FIR No. 15/2016 P/S VOK was registered and further investigation taken up.