Vigilance books ex-special secretary for corruption

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Srinagar: The Vigilance Organization on Thursday booked a senior officer for making illegal promotions in animal and husbandry department.

Mohammad Sultan Koka, the then Special Secretary to Government Animal/Sheep Husbandry Department was booked today by the VOK after conducting a verification that found the officer under a well knit conspiracy abused his official position and fraudulently issued grade promotion in favour of 10 employees of the department vide order No. ASH/Corrd-PS/Commr.Secy/2008 dated 24-04-2008, a statement issued by the vigilance department today said. All the employees, the vigilance statement said were not entitled for such grade promotion.

“This act of commission on the part of Mohammad Sultan Koka and the beneficiary employees constitute offences punishable U/S 5(1)(d) of PC Act r/w 5(2) J&K PC Act Samvat 2006 and Section 465,471 and 120-B RPC,” the statement said.

Subsequently, case FIR No.31/2018 P/S VOK was registered and investigation taken up.