Srinagar: Vigilance Organization Kashmir today conducted searches at the residences of then Chief Engineer PHE Kashmir Ghulam Rasool Zargar and Reyaz Ahmad Wani the then Executive Engineer PHE Division Kupwara (now retired) on a search warrant from the Special Judge Anti-corruption Court Baramulla Kashmir.
The searches came under case FIR No. 14/2017 under section 5(2) J&K P.C. Act Svt. 2006, alleging that the then Executive Engineer PHE division Kupwara Wani, had extended various works to the tune of Rs 7.6 lacs in violation of codal procedure in favour of contractors. These works have been shown executed without tendering process through casual labour roll and without maintaining Muster roll, vouchers of material etc.
Similarly an extension of Rs. 35.00 lacs has been accorded to by the then Chief Engineer PHE Kashmir Zargar on the approved basic work of water Supply Scheme under source sustainability programme advertised at the cost of Rs. 1.27 crores in favour of contractor namely Showkat Ahmad Panjara, without complying the requisite codal formalities.