R&B officials, contractor in vigilance net

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Srinagar: Vigilance organization on Friday registered a case against R&B officials and a contractor for causing loss to the state exchequer through fraudulent means.
Vigilance in a statement said that they registered a Case FIR No. 06/2018 u/s 5(1)(c), 5(1)d r/w 5(2) J&K P.C. Act Svt. 2006 and section 406,468, 471,120-B, RPC after the outcome of a verification conducted into the allegations of huge loss to the state exchequer by hatching a criminal conspiracy by a contractor Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Lone in connivance with the R&B Division Kupwara and by way of preparing fraud bills and misappropriating the store material issued for construction of new bridge located at lastiyal Kalaroos.
“The said contractor left the work of construction of said bridge allotted to him halfway and did not return the unconsumed store material amounting to the tune of Rs. 5,63,150 to the concerned department,” the statement said.
“The verification further revealed that the then cashier of R&B division Kupwara Ghulam Rasool Lone, the then cashier, Farooq Ahmad Malik and Tanveer Ahmad Baht the then dealing Assistants posted in cashier section R&B division Kupwara by abusing their official position in league with said contractor has fraudulently released the CDR amounting to Rs. 73,000 in favour of the contractor, thereby causing loss to the state exchequer,” the statement added.