Vigilance produces challan against JE, SSA

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SRINAGAR: Vigilance Organization Jammu on Saturday produced challan against ex-JE Sarv Shiksha Abyan (SSA) before the court of special judge anti-corruption, Doda.
An official statement issued here said, “Today on 08.09.2018 Vigilance Organization Jammu produced Challan against Darminder Singh, the then JE Sarv Shiksha Abyan (SSA) Bhatyas Zone Tehsil Gandoh S/O Shankar Lal R/O Kandhote Tehsil Thathri District Doda before the court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Doda in case FIR No.02/2018 P/S VOJ u/s 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt.2006 & Section 4-A J&K P.C Act (Amendment Act-2014).”
Brief facts of the case are that on January 18, 2018, a written complaint in English version was lodged by the complainant namely Bashir Ahmed S/O Mohd Abdullah R/O Manoo Tehsil Gandoh District Doda with Vigilance Organization, Jammu against Darminder Singh JE, it said.
SSA Bhatyas Zone Tehsil Gandoh District Doda alleged that the complaint was working as a labour supplier with education department Bhatyas Zone since one year, the VO said.
“The complainant had executed the construction work of Upper Primary School Shairpura Manoo School building in Tehsil Gandoh and had completed the same. Payment of Rs 4 lakh as third installment was pending to him with the education department and for the release/pass of the third installment, the said JE demanded Rs 35000 as bribe from him,” the statement said.
VO said the complainant further alleged that an amount of Rs 2.4 lakh was also pending payment against Jaffer Iqbal S/O Mohd Ibrahim R/O Manoo against the executed work of Government Middle School at Jall Tehsil Gandoh for which the said JE demanded Rs 20000 from him (Jaffer Iqbal) for passing/releasing of payment.
“The said JE told the complainant that he is heading towards Jammu and the amount of Rs 35000 as well as bribe amount of Rs 20000 on behalf of Jaffer Iqbal be paid to him by the complainant at Jammu on 18.01.2018. The said JE further told him (complainant) that Jaffer Iqbal should be asked not to come at Jammu and Rs 20000 as bribe will be received by him also through him (complainant) at Jammu,” it said.
The complainant in his complaint requested for taking legal action against the corrupt JE under law.
During the investigation, the Vigilance Organization said, a successful trap was laid against the accused JE Darminder Singh of Sarv Shiksha Abyan (SSA) and he was apprehended red handed by the Vigilance sleuths while demanding and accepting the illegal gratification of Rs 55000 from the complainant Bashir Ahmed.
After completion of the investigation, the case was processed for obtaining approval from the competent authority and after obtaining the approval, the challan of the case was produced against the said JE Darminder Singh of SSA, VO said adding that the next date of hearing in the case has been fixed for September 26, 2018.