Jammu: The State Vigilance Commission (SVC) has directed deputy commissioner Pulwama to initiate action against the officials of the Municipal Committee (MC) Pampore and asked him to submit action taken report to the Commission by the first week of March. The SVC considered the report submitted by the Executive Officer, MC Pampore, in response to the complaint filed by the inhabitants of Pampore alleging large scale corruption resorted by the officials of the MC and the revenue department.
The complaint said that officials of the MC Pampore and then Tehsildar Pampore and Patwari Drengbal in league with each other have sold Kahchari land and allowed illegal construction on it. They further alleged that MC issued permission for construction to one Gulam Mohammad Bhat of Drangbal Khankah Pampore on the said Kahchari land. In the complaint, they had also stated that no action was taken by the tehsildar to stop this illegal action despite being alerted by concerned girdawar.
On perusal of report submitted by Executive officer, MC Pampore, the Commission has come to the conclusion that encroachment and illegal construction on Kahcharie land has taken place due to wilful negligence of the officials of revenue department and the MC.
Accordingly, the SVC directed the deputy commissioner Pulwama to initiate action against the officials namely Mushtaq Ahmad Bajad, then Tehsildar, Pampore (Administrator MC Pampore) Mohammad Ismail Mir, then I/c Executive Officer, MC Pampore, Ali Mohammad Naikoo, Khilafwarzi Inspector, Yaqoob Ahmad Shah, Khilafwarzi Assistant, Farooq Ahmad Ganai, Sanitary Supervisor (dealing Assistant) Mohammad Sidiq Wani Khilafwarzi Supervisor, Mohammad Subhan Sheikh, Sanitary Supervisor and Jalal-ud-Din Sheikh Jamadar indicted in the report of Executive Officer, MC Pampore. The DC has also been asked to submit action taken report to the Commission by or before March 8, 2017.