Dated:-29.02.2016 

POLICE OFFICIALS BOOKED BY VIGILANCE ORGANIZATION, JAMMU

 

                      Today, on 29.2.2016 a case under FIR No. 4/2016 under section  5(1) (d) r/w sec 5(2) J&K PC Act Svt. 2006 Section, Section 4-A J&K (Amended) PC Act 2014 and section 120-B, 342, 347, 509 RPC was registered in PS VOJ against Sh. Zubeer Mirza, DySP the then SDPO Arnas and Sh. Ranjeet Singh, the then SHO P/s Arnas on the basis of verification conducted into the allegations of wrongful confinement of complainant Sh. Gopal Singh and his family members on frivolous and stage managed charges and subsequent release after demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 50000/- and Rs 70000/- respectively by SDPO and SHO Arnas revealed that on 15.9.2014, the complainant was taken into custody from his residence by SHO P/s Arnas on so leveled allegations that the marriage of his son with Ms. Renu Devi was illegal as she was pregnant prior to her formal marriage with his son.

                   Verification has further revealed that the complainant along with daughter-in-law namely Ms. Reenu Devi and her father were produced before SDPO Arnas Sh. Zubeer Mirza by SHO P/S Arnas Sh. Ranjeet Singh where one Dr Mushtaq known to the complainant pleaded for their release, however, the SDPO and SHO made demand of Rs. 2 lacs for their release which was negotiated to Rs. 1.20 lacs. Under compelling circumstances, Dr Mushtaq paid Rs 20000/- out of his own pocket in cash on spot to SDPO Sh. Zubeer Mirza. Thereafter, on the interference of Sr. Officers, complainant and other detunes were released on 16.9.2014 from illegal/wrongful confinement.

In view of the above and of the evidence on record it is prima facie established that the above named police officer/official of Sub Division Arnas in blatant abuse of their official position and in active connivance and in league with each other demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs 20000/- from the complainant in order to release the complainant and his family members from illegal confinement. The investigation of the case has been taken up. 

 

Dated:-11-02-2016

Dy. Registrar SKAUST Jammu and others in Vigilance net in fake appointment case.

 

Pursuant to verification conducted by Vigilance Organization, into the allegations of illegal appointment of one Shri Sanjay Sharma as Public Relation Officer has revealed that Shri Sanjay Sharma was initially engaged as Computer Programmer is SKUAST Jammu on adhoc basis and in the year 2001 was placed as PRO to Vice Chancellor on probation basis which was confirmed in the year 2003. The verification has revealed that while processing the case of Shri Sanjay Sharma for putting him in the Selection Grade, the experience of Model Institute of Education and Research (a private establishment) w.e.f 1997 to 31/10/2000 has been arbitrarily counted and considered to be the active service of Shri Sanjay Sharma.  The verification has further disclosed that a fake and forged approval shown issued by then Vice Chancellor Shri Nagendra Sharma has been made basis for putting the beneficiary Shri Sanjay Sharma in Selection Grade.  In order to bestow illegal benefit upon Shri Sanjay Sharma the officers/officials have wilfully twisted, distorted the rules and have without competence and power created a non-existent post of Dy. Registrar (Secrecy).

The verification has thus revealed that the officers/officials of SKUAST Jammu while in active connivance with each other have knowingly and dishonestly forged the documents/record and used the same as genuine and placed beneficiary in Selection Grade for which said beneficiary was not eligible, thereby conferred undue pecuniary advantage upon the beneficiary.  It has also been found that in order to screen this illegal act from the eyes of law, the relevant record has been destroyed.

By acting in aforesaid manner Dr. B. Mishra the then Vice Chancellor SKUAST Jammu, Shri B. B Gupta the then Registrar, Shri Tarsem Raj the then Assistant Registrar in league with each other and with beneficiary accused Shri Sanjay Sharma and others have abused their official position and have dishonestly and knowingly conferred undue benefit upon the said beneficiary accused.

As such Case FIR No. 2/2016 P/S VOJ has been registered in Vigilance Organization, Jammu u/s 5 (1)(d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act Section 120-B, ,468, 471 and 201 RPC on the prima facie establishment of offences on the part of Dr. B. Mishra the then Vice Chancellor SKUAST Jammu, Shri B. B Gupta the then Registrar, Shri Tarsem Raj the then Assistant Registrar.

 

Dated:-03-02-2016 

Ex. Minister and Officers/Officials of Revenue Department Shopian in Vigilance Net. Case Registered

A verification conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir on the basis of News Item titled “ Minister Grabs Forest Land In Shopian” published in Daily Greater Kashmir on 7th December ,2010  has revealed that the mutation No. 551 dated 29.12.1992 under Survey No. 3 for 18 kanals 02 marlas was shown recorded under section 4 and 21 of Agrarian Reforms Act, 1976 under fictitious and fraudulent signatures of the then Tehsildar by the then Clerk Tehsil Office Shopian namely Atiqulla shah S/o Sonuallah Shah R/o Chimmar Noorabad  Kulgam in connivance with other officers/official of Revenue Department and beneficiary Sh. Taj Mohi Ud Din S/o Khuda Baksh R/o Batamaloo Srinagar. It further revealed that mutation No. 614/1 dated 26.06.1991 entry under section 8 Agrarian Reforms Act has been shown made while as entry under section 4 has been shown made on 29.12.1992.

Verification has also revealed that in order to extend illegal benefit upon beneficiary Taj Mohi ud Din, the Khasra No. for land measuring 18 Kanals and 02 marlas was inserted fraudulently in the mutation  No. 614/1 dated 26.06.1991 with no mention of receipt of levy its number and date of deposit if any said fraudulent entry was not authenticated and encircled by mutating authority but later on inserted and making further correction and over writings on various survey Nos and the total quantum of land at the foot note of the said mutation No. 614/1. The said fraudulent entry under section 8,4and 21 and 1976 Agrarian mutation No. 493 dated 15.12.1982 which showed the said survey no. 3 Agrarian Reforms Act under Mutation No. 551,614/1 were also in contravention of mutation No. 493 dated 15.12.1982 which showed the said survey No. 3 to be under occupation on one Gulla and S. Nanak Singh S/o S. Sanmaka Singh at the time of said mutation.

The verification has established that the accused officers/officials of Revenue Department in order to confer undue benefit upon the beneficiary Taj Mohi uid Din, have illegally made insertions, corrections tempering in revenue records, thus prepared fake fictitious record and paved the way for the beneficiary Taj Mohi ud Din S/o Khuda Baksh R/o Batamaloo Srinagar to encroach the adjacent forest land illegally under garb of section 4, 8 and 21 of Agrarian Reforms act, 1976.

Accordingly Case FIR No. 06/2016 under section 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C. Act sections  468,471 and 120-B RPC in Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir was registered against Atiqullah Shah S/o Sonuallah Shah R/o Chimar Noorabad Kulgam and other officers/officials of Revenue Department and the  beneficiary Taj Mohi-ud-Din S/o Khuda Baksh R/o Batamaloo Srinagar.

 

         Dated:-02-02-2016. 

Vigilance Organisation registered Case against Executive Engineer PMGSY Uri 

A verification conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir on a written complaint of Shri Jahangir Ahmad Bhat Proprietor M/S Jahangir Steel Industries into the allegation of demand and acceptance of illegal gratification by the then Executive Engineer, PMGSY Showkat Hussain Koul, has revealed that in the course of execution /construction of road from Salamabad to Gowhalan Tehsil Uri District Baramulla Stage-II Phase-IV under PMGSY during the period 2010, the then executive Engineer, PMGSY Showkat Hussain Koul in league with his friend Dr. Ajaz Ahmad Kamili while abusing his official position has demanded and accepted amount of Rs. 5,90,000/- on various occasions from the complainant namely Jehangir Ahmad Bhat Proprietor M/s Jahangir Steel Industries.

Accordingly Case FIR No. 05/2016 under section 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C. Act sections  4-A PC (Amended) Act 2014 and 109 RPC in Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir was registered against Showkat Hussain Koul the then Executive Engineer, PMGSY and Dr. Ajaz Ahmad Kamili.

 

                                                                                                                    Dated:-29-01-2016.

 

Officers/officials of SMC Srinagar and R&B Department in vigilance net

 

Today on 29th  January, 2016 Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VOK) has registered a case under Prevention of Corruption Act against officers/officials of SMC Srinagar and R&B Department into the allegations that one Zahoor Ahmad R/O Bemina under the patronage of officers/officials of SMC has started a construction on a piece of land at Nawab Bazar Srinagar acquired by R&B Circular Road Project in 1992 and it was also alleged that the accused has converted his residential house into a commercial hub.

FIR No. 04/2016 under section 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C. Act and sections 120-B, 188 RPC in Police Station Vigilance Organisation Kashmir was registered against officers/officials of SMC Srinagar and R&B Department following a Joint Surprise Check conducted by a team of VOK which  had revealed that in the month of November 2014, Zahoor Ahmad Mir R/o Housing Colony Bemina purchased land measuring 2620 sfts under Khasra No. 1325 alongwith  a three storey residential house and shops from one Saleema Movi W/o Molvi Abdul Hai R/o Nawab Bazar. Zahoor Ahmad Mir converted the said residential house into  a commercial complex and further constructed a single storey shop under the name and style of m/s A.F General Agencies without the requisite building permission in connivance with and active knowledge of the then Chief Enforcement Officer SMC Nisar Ahmad Shah, the then ward Officer Nawab Bazar Mushtaq Ahmad Malik and Sheikh Javaid Ahmad Assistant Executive Engineer R&B Sub Division Syed Mansoor Sahib Srinagar.

 

DATED:-25.01.2016

 

Ex-Law Maker in Vigilance Net

Today on 25th January 2016 Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VOK) has registered a Case FIR No. 03/2016 of P/ S VOK U/S 5(1) D r/w section 5(2) P.C. Act Svt. 2006  against Mohammad Sultan Ganie Pandit Puri the then MLC Handwara on communication forwarded by GAD to this Organisation vide No. GAD(Vig)89-comp/2014 dated 10.12.2015.

The case was registered on the basis of conclusion arrived by the Sate Accountability 
Commission in a complaint lodged before it by one Sonuallah Mir S/o Abdul Subhan Mir R/o Batagund Handara District Kupwara where in it was alleged that the then MLC Langate has demanded and accepted Rs. 60,000 gratification from the complainant for getting his son and his son-in-law (nephew) appointed in J&K Police Department. The said allegations were verified by J&K State Accountability Commission who established the allegations.

 

Dated:-21-01-2016

OFFICERS/OFFICIALS OF PWD(R&B) DIVISION, UDHAMPUR IN VIGILANCE NET

                      Today on 21-01-2016 a case under FIR No.01/2016 P/S u/s 5 (1)(d) r/w 5 (2) J&K P.C. Act Svt. 2006 and 120-B RPC has been registered in P/S VOJ  against S/Shri S. P. Gupta, then Executive Engineer, Shri Ram Singh the then AEE, Shri Verinder Kumar the then JE, PWD (R&B) Division Udhampur, and others on the basis of a Joint Surprise Check conducted into the allegations in a complaint against PWD R&B Division Udhampur for drawing Rs. 24.25 lacs against the construction of bridge over Devak Nallah at Benisang whereas no Bridge has been actually constructed over Devak Nallaha at Benisang by the PWD (R&B) Division Udhampur.  The JSC reveals that The then Executive Engineer PWD(R&B)  Division Udhampur namely Shri S. P. Gupta has floated tender for the work of repair to Foot Suspension Bridge 365’-0” span over river Tawi at Benisang for a tendered cost of Rs.9.00 lacs vide NIT No: T-30/2009-10, Dated 7/2009. The work was further allotted to the Contractor Shri Kuldeep Raj S/O Shri Bishan Dass R/O Village Bain for an allotted amount of Rs.11.32 lacs vide Executive Engineer allotment No. 4543-49, Dated 31-08-2009. The Executive Engineer PWD(R&B) Division Udhampur has floated tender without Technical Sanction (TS) which is a pre-requisite as per rules. In absence of accord of AAA/TS/Availability of funds against a specific work, the tenders cannot be floated by the Executive Engineer and thus abused his official position.Funds to the tune of Rs.23.90 lacs have been received by the department under District Plan in installments in anticipation of accord of AAA for the work Construction of 38.00 mts. span Foot Suspension Bridge over Devak Nallah at Benisang during the period 2008-09. The amount of Rs.23.90 lacs released by the government for construction of foot suspension bridge over Devak Nallah at Benisang has been misappropriated by the accused Executive Engineer in criminal conspiracy with the officers/officials and others who remained associated with the work. Thus, the officers/officials of PWD (R&B) abused their official positions and exhausted the state exchequer unnecessarily. The investigation of the case has been taken-up.

 

Dated: -19-01-2016.

Patwari Halqa Natipora Srinagar in Vigilance Net.

Vigilance Organization Kashmir caught red handed Showket Ahmad SofiR/o Chatabal, Srinagar Patwari Halqa Natipora, Srinagar and Ab. Rashid Dar S/o Ali Mohammad Dar R/o Natipora (orderly) while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs. 2000/- from the complainant. The complainant Shri Faisal  Lateef  S/o Shri Mohammad Lateef R/o Mehjoornagar Srinagar, today lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir, stating therein that his maternal uncle was transferring a piece of land in his favour at Mhjoor Nagar for which revenue extracts of said land were required. The said Patwari in turn demanded bribe amount Rs. 3500/- from the complainant for preparation of the necessary documents and has received Rs. 1500 in the first instance. Since the complainant is against paying of bribe and has arranged balance amount i.e. Rs. 2000/- to be paid to accused today.

On receipt of the complaint, Case FIR No. 02/2016 P/S U/S 5 (2) J & K Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 r/w 161 RPC VOK was registered and investigation taken up. The trap team headed by Dy. SP Mushtaq Ahmad, VOK laid a successful trap in which  Patwari Halqa Natipora Srinagar namely Showket Ahmad Sofi R/o Chatabal, along with his assistant Ab. Rashid Dar S/o Ali Mohammad Dar R/o Natipora (Orderly in Revenue Department)   were caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 2000/- as bribe from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from their possession along with previous amount of Rs. 1500/-. During the personal search of the said patwari and his assistant Ab. Rashid Dar S/o Ali Mohammad Dar R/o Natipora (Orderly in Revenue Department) Rs. 45,000/- has been recovered. Both the accused were arrested on spot. The entire proceedings were conducted in presence of an independent witness.

 

Dated:-14-01-2016.

Patwari Halqa Sagam, Kokarnag Anantnag in Vigilance Net.

                                                               

Today on 14-01-2016 Vigilance Organization Kashmir caught red handed Abdul Rashid Dar S/o Mohammad Akbar Dar R/o Uterhal Peertakya Kokernag Patwari Halqa Sagam, while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs. 3000/- from the complainant. The complainant Shri Reyaz Ahmad Bhat S/o Abdul Gani Bhat R/o Naropora, Wutnard Kokernag today lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir, stating therein that his father has purchased a chunk of land measuring 18 Marlas situated at Danewweth pora, Kokernag and asked Patwari Halqa Sagam, Kokernag to mutate the said land in favour of his father. The said Patwari in turn demanded bribe amount Rs. 3000/- from the complainant for preparation of the necessary documents. 

On receipt of the complaint, Case FIR No. 01/2016 P/S U/S 5 (2) J & K Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 r/w 161 RPC VOK was registered and investigation taken up. The trap team headed by Inspector Manzoor Ahmad (ABP) VOK laid a successful trap in which  Patwari Halqa Sagam, Kokernag was caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 3000/- as bribe from the complainant in presence of an independent witness. 

 

 

Dated:-07-01-2016

Condolence Meeting

Today at 1100 am a condolence meeting was held at Vigilance Headquarters Jammu to condole the sad demise of Sh. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Honb’le Chief Minister J&K which was attended by Sh.Alok Puri, IPS IGP Vigilance J&K, Director Prosecution, AIG (HQ), AIG (policy), AIG (central) and all Branch SSsP alongwith officers and officials of Vigilance Organisation. In the meeting rich tributes were paid and 01 minute silence was observed for the eternal peace of departed soul.

 

Dated:-31-12-2015

VIGILANCE ORGANISATION REGISTERED 05 CASES AGAINST OFFICERS/ OFFICIALS OF DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS (04 cases at Jammu and 01 case at Kashmir):

1.        Vigilance Organization, Jammu booked Revenue Officers/Officials for issuing of different Revenue Extracts of same property.

Pursuant to verification conducted by Vigilance Organization, into the allegations of issuance of fraudulent revenue extracts and lien marking regarding the house with land measuring 4 marlas and 188 Sqft. situated at Bakshi Nagar Jammu by the concerned revenue officials and the beneficiaries has revealed that a piece of state land falling under Khasra No. 45 Min of Jammu Khas was in possession of Smt. Kamala Devi W/o Bodh Raj R/o Rajpura, Bakshi Nagar, Jammu and a house was constructed over the said land. The said land was regularized in favour of above said lady vide Govt order No. UD 208 of 1989 dated 16/08/1989 and JDA No. JDA/DLM/Reg/989-90 dated 01/10/2005 and was mutated in her favour vide mutation No. 3368 and attested by the Tehsildar Jammu on 07.10.2005. Thereafter, Smt. Kamala Devi gifted the said house to her son namely Sunil Dutt @ Sunil Kumar S/o Sh. Bodh Raj vide gift deed dated 19.11.2005 and in this regard, a mutation No.3402 was recorded/attested on 25.11.2005 in favour of said Sunil Dutt.

            By acting in the aforesaid manner, Vijay Kumar then Patwari Halqa Khas (now Girdawar), S. Daleep Singh, then Girdawar Jammu Khas (now retired), Shaloo Ram, then Naib Teshildar Jammu Khas, (now Tehsildar) Janak Raj then Patwari Halqa Jammu Khas (now retired) have in connivance with Sunil Dutt and his mother Smt. Kamla Devi abused their official positions and conferred undue pecuniary advantage upon Sunil Dutt, Smt. Kamla Devi and themselves and also caused wrongful loss to Shri Kishore Lal and J&K Bank Branch Bari Brahamana.

As such Case FIR No. 40/2015 P/S VOJ has been registered in Vigilance Organization, Jammu u/s 5 (1)(d) r/w 5 (2) P.C Act 2006, 120-B, 420, 467,468 and 471 RPC on the prima facie establishment of offences on the part of the aforementioned public servants and others.

2.             Vigilance Organization, Jammu booked former Chairman and Managing Director for backdoor appointments in the JCCBL.

Pursuant to verification conducted by Vigilance Organization, into the allegations regarding the backdoor appointments/regularization made by the officers/officials of Jammu Central Cooperative Bank Ltd. The verification conducted revealed that Sh. Arun Baskhi during his tenure from 2007 to 2011 in his different official capacities i.e as a General Manager (Adm) and Managing Director of Jammu Central Cooperative Bank Ltd. (JCCBL) in connivance with the then Chairmen, JCCBL namely Sh. Mohd Sharief Tariq (now dead) and Sh. Mohinder Singh got illegally appointed 19 beneficiaries as Cashier-cum-Clerks on temporarily basis without following the laid down procedures/norms on pick and choose manner and subsequently under a well hatched criminal conspiracy got them regularized through Board of Directors in contravention of laid down rules/norms.

As such Case FIR No.41/2015 P/S VOJ has been registered in Vigilance Organization, Jammu u/s  5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 Section 120-B RPC on the prima facie establishment of offences on the part of public servants namely Shri Arun Bakshi the then GM,(Adm)/MD, (JCCBL),  Shri Mohinder Singh the then Chairman, (JCCBL) and others.

3.        Officers/Officials of Toll Post Lower Munda Qazigund in Vigilance Net

 

Today on 31st December 2015, Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VOK) has registered a case under Prevention of Corruption Act against the officers/ Officials of Toll Post Lower Munda Qazigund for abusing their official positions by way of receiving excess toll charges as fixed by the Government from fruit laden trucks. 

Case FIR No. 55/2015 of P/ S VOK U/S 5(1) D, E 5(2) P.C. Act and section 420 RPC  was registered against the officers/officials of Toll Post Lower Munda Qazigund following a Joint Surprise Check conducted by a team of VOK which  had revealed that officers/officials of Toll Post Lower Munda indulged in charging of  excess money from drivers/owners of the trucks in the garb of collection of toll tax under colour of their office. During the course of JSC it was also revealed that the excess money detected/recovered at various collection counters of toll post Qazigund was unaccounted and unexplained and as such found collected from gullible drivers by the officials on duty by way of cheating and abusing their official positions. 

 

4.        Officers / officials of various deptts. in Vigilance net.

During the course of enquiry/ spot inspections at Katli Hiranagar, out of total of 28 works, 08 works were randomly taken and got inspected through Engineering wing of VOJ and it was found that a loss to the tune of Rs.1,62,453 lacs has been caused to the state exchequer in executed/non-existent works.

During the enquiry it has been further found that concerned measurement books and some files of concerned works have also been misplaced deliberately by the concerned officials in order to conceal the frauds committed by them during the execution of works in question. The above said public servants in connivance with Shri Yash Paul Singh, Sarpanch Halqa Katli Hirangar and other civil beneficiaries have caused loss to state exchequer and wrongful gain to the private beneficiaries illegally.

As such case FIR No.42/2015 P/S VOJ U/S 5(1)(c)(d) r/w section 5(2) P.C. Act and sections 120-b, 201 RPC has been registered in Vigilance Organisation Jammu into the allegations against Shri Yash Paul Singh, Sarpanch Panchayat Halqa Katli Hiranagar and officers/officials of various departments i.e. BDO office Hiranagar/Social Welfare/CA&PD/Education and concerned banks for committing frauds and looting state exchequer by illegal means under the garb of various construction works.

5.        officers of State Forest Corporation (SFC) in vigilance net

                   A case FIR No.43/2015 u/s 5 (1)(d) r/w 5 (2) J&K P.C. Act Svt. 2006 and 120-B RPC has been registered in P/S VOJ  against S/Shri  Amar Nath, the then DM SFC Doda (member of Tender Opening Committee), Naiz Ahmed Sheikh, the then GM SFC (also member of Tender Opening Committee), Abdul Latif Sheikh, the then DM SFC, members of SFC management, Mohd Iqbal Wani, Khawja Gh. Ahmed both contractors and others on the basis of a verification conducted into the allegations pertaining to embezzlement of lacs of rupees in SFC Division Doda in connivance with the contractors namely Sh. Mohd Iqbal Wani and Ghulam Ahmed Wani. The verification has further revealed that during the year 2008-09. SFC Extraction Division,Doda  invited tender vide tender notice No 53-83/DM/SFC/D on 28-04-2008 for executing work in various different compartments including Compartment No 67 and 68 Kellar, 3, 4 and 5 Marmat and 17, 42 and 34 Siraj. Based upon the individual marking of each compartment conducted by the Forest Department, individual Project Reports were prepared by the SFC for the execution of extraction work which include felling, hand sawing, pathroo, pacci nalli upto loading point Khellani/Bimna road head and further, Road Transportation upto Sales Depot Jammu.

                    Verification conducted has already revealed that through the separate project reports were prepared in respect of each of the above mentioned compartments, but in order to avoid healthy competition and confer undue benefit upon the above named contractors the compartments were clubbed into two grounds comprising of compartment 3,4,5 of Marmat and compartment compartment No 67 and 68 of Kellar in one group and compartment no 17, 42 and 34 of Siraj in the second group. The SFC officers deliberately by clubbing the compartments raised the earnest money, discouraged the small contractors to participate in the tender process and thereby avoided the healthy competition. Regarding first group of compartments i.e  3, 4 and 5 of Marmat and compartment No 67 and 68 of Kellar, only two tenders of Shri Mohd Iqbal Wani and his brother-in-law Javed Iqbal both resident of Bharat Doda were received by the SFC and the contract was allotted to the contractor namely Mohd Iqbal Wani being lowest tenderer(L-1). Similarly, the contract regarding compartment No.17,42 and 34 of Siraj  was awarded to Shri Khwaja Ghulam Ahmed Wani. Though the nature of contract was shown as composite in the tender notice, but while awarding the contract to the above named contracts and deciding the rates the suspect officers of SFC awarded compartment-wise individual contract to the contractor ignoring the fact of clubbing of compartments in the NIT. Further in NIT average rate was about Rs 64 per CFT upto Jammu whereas individual sanctions rates varies from Rs 82 to Rs 104 per CFT. The verification conducted has further revealed that the suspect officers of SFC had not only favoured the contractors by granting no. of extensions without imposing penalties to complete the work  within stipulated time, released additional amount of Rs 7.09 lacs on account of floods occurred in pacci nalli operation on the report of Addl. Deputy Commissioner Doda who was not competent to issue such a report/certificate. The only authorized department to issue such report where IMD and Irrigation and Flood Control, Department which were functioning in the Doda District. Even the internal audit report of SFC has objected to the release and adjustment of payments under the garb of salvaging of stocks under pacci nalli operations were including the left over activities of the contract’s terms and conditions.

                On the basis of aforementioned omissions/commissions the instant case has been registered against the above named officers of SFC and others and investigation taken-up.

 

 

Dated:-30-12-2015

Vigilance Registered 02 cases (01 each at Jammu / Srinagar)

 

1.      Vigilance Organisation raids residential house of former Enforcement Officer LAWWDA, Conducts Extensive Search:

 

Vigilance Organisation Kashmir  raided the residential house of former Enforcement Officer, Lakes & Waterway Development Authority (LAWDA) namely Shah Sikander Khan S/o Abdul Rahman Khan at Rajbagh Srinagar in the wee hours. Pursuant to the allegation that he has amassed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income by resorting to corrupt practices, Vigilance Organisation Kashmir had obtained a search warrant from the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar after registration of case FIR No. 54/2015 u/s 5(1)(e) r/w 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act against the said Enforcement Officer. During extensive house search, various documents were recovered which pertained to the purchase of immovable property by the accused Enforcement Officer while in active service.  The accused has constructed a huge shopping complex at  Batmaloo Srinagar. He has purchased 02 kanals 18 marlas of land at Batamaloo Srinagar. He has also purchased 04 kanals 15 marlas of land at Lolpora Tangmarg. The accused was also found in possession of movable property like bank balance, jewelry, bank lockers, cash, electronic goods worth lacs of rupees. 

This is the 5th case registered by VOK against the officers/officials of LAWDA Srinagar in the current year. The earlier being FIR No. 17/2015, 48/2015, 52/2015 & 53/2015. Vigilance Organisation Kashmir has constituted a Special Investigation Team comprising of Dy SP Mushtaq Wami, Inspector Murtaza Kirmani and Inspector Showkat Abdulla to look into the allegations of corrupt practices by LAWDA officials and thereby raising Assets disproportionate to their income.

During the year 2015, Vigilance Organisation Kashmir shouldering social besides legal responsibility,  laid emphasis on the Urban Bodies like SMC and LAWDA responsible for  the planned building construction activities in Srinagar City. Ten (10) matters of Srinagar Municipal Corporation are already under probe with Vigilance Organisation Kashmir. Very recently VOK produced charge-sheet against sixty eight (68) accused including Ward Officers, Assistant Revenue Officer of SMC & others for fraudulently  allotting Municipal shops to non-deserving beneficiaries in Block -C Hazouri Bagh Srinagar. Executive Engineer of SMC has been booked for embezzlement in development works in Srinagar City.  During the current year, Vigilance Organisation Kashmir also conducted Surprise Checks of the alleged illegal constructions in the Srinagar City and booked the erring officials of SMC and LAWDA. During the year 2015, eleven (11) Govt  employees were caught red handed by VOK while demanding and accepting bribe.

  
 

2.        Vigilance registered case against officers / officials of SCHBSL and Revenue Deptt.:

Pursuant to verification conducted by Vigilance Organization, into the allegations levelled in the complaint of the Sainik Co-operative House Building Society Ltd (SCHBSL) wherein it was alleged that one Shri Kuldeep Singh S/O late Shri Kanwal Singh R/O Toph Sherkhania Jammu with the connivance of Revenue officers/officials and some private persons managed the purchase of 60 Kanals and 10 Marlas land falling in Khasra No’s 772 min and 773 min (Gair Mumkin Khad) situated at Sunjwan by way of four different sale deeds registered on 01/06/2001 with the Sub Registrar Jammu, when the land under question was in the continuous physical possession of the complainant society (SCHBSL) since 1970.  It was also alleged that at the time of registration of sale deeds neither the sellers nor the buyer wherein physical possession of said land but the suspect revenue officials manipulated the revenue record by reflecting Shri Vijay Kumar S/O Shri Kaka Ram R/O Mohalla Dalpatian Jammu, Shri Amar Singh S/o Shri Sukhdev Singh R/O Gurha Salathian Jammu, Shri Naveen Chander S/O Shri Sita Ram R/O Dhakki Sarajan Jammu and Shri Mohan Lal S/O Shri Bal Krishan R/O Shahidi Chowk Jammu in possession of said land, which is contrary to spot position and thereby facilitated the sale of land under question to the above named beneficiary.

Verification conducted revealed that Sainik Co-operative House Building Society Ltd (SCHBSL)  got acquired land about 2,013 Kanals 19 marlas falling under different khasra numbers in village Sunjwan and Chowadhi under the provisions of Land Acquisition Act in the year 1970 for further developing it and providing the same to the defence personnel who are the members of the said society, however, the khasra numbers 772 and 773 (land under dispute) were not included in the land so acquired by it.     

                        Verification further revealed that in the year 1997 one Shri Rattan Parkash S/O Shri Dina Nath R/O Purani Mandi obtained power of attorney from the owners of the land under question measuring 60 kanals and 10 marlas and sold the same to four different persons mentioned above. Shri Rattan Parkash (power of attorney holder) in the year 2001 with the connivance of the then Halqa Patwari, Naib Tehsildar Bahu Jammu Shri Jaswant Singh (now retired) and Girdawar Shri Baldev Raj (now retired) managed mutations in favour of above named four beneficiaries/buyers without identification of land and handing over of physical possession to them.  The above named four beneficiaries further sell the land to Shri Kuldeep Singh S/o Late Shri Kanwal Singh R/O Toph Sherkhania, Jammu through power of attorney holders namely Shri Pritam Singh S/O Shri Hari Chand R/O Prithvipur Tehsil Jammu and Shri Rattan Parkash S/O Shri Dina Nath R/O H. No 9-F, Purani Mandi Jammu by way of four sale deeds registered on 01/06/2001 followed by attestation of mutations in favour of the beneficiary namely Shri Kuldeep Singh by the suspect revenue officials without identifying the land and giving physical possession to the buyer which is against the rules and norms.

As such Case FIR No. 39/2015 P/S VOJ has been registered in Vigilance Organization, Jammu u/s  5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 Section 120-B on the prima facie establishment of offences on the part Shri Balwant Singh the then Naib Tehsildar Bahu (now retired), Shri Baldev Raj the then Girdawar Sunjwan (now retired), the then Patwari Sunjwan, Shri Vijay Kumar S/O Shri Kaka Ram R/O Mohalla Dalpatian Jammu, Shri Amar Singh S/o Shri Sukhdev Singh R/O Gurha Salathian Jammu, Shri Naveen Chander S/O Shri Sita Ram R/O Dhakki Sarajan Jammu, Shri Pritam Singh S/O Hari hand R/O Prithvipur Jammu, Shri Rattan Parkash S/O Late Shri Dina Nath R/O H. No 9-F, Purani Mandi Jammu and Shri Kuldeep Singh S/O Kanwal Singh R/O Toph Sherkhania Jammu. 

 

Dated:-21-12-2015.

4th case registered against Officers/officials of LAWWDA

Verification conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VOK) into the allegations that officers/officials of Enforcement Wing of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) Srinagar have allowed illegal construction of a double storey house owned and constructed by Shri Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah @ Billu Kawoosa S/o Shri Ghulam Qadir Shah at Ishber Nishat  has revealed that a double storey house has been raised  by Shri Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah  in the year 2014 without obtaining any building permission. Verification further revealed that the construction of the said structure has been raised in the active knowledge and with intentional aid of the Enforcement Wing of LAWDA Srinagar but the then Enforcement Officer of LAWDA Srinagar namely Shah Sikander Khan, Dy, SP and his Enforcement staff by acting in league with each other and with the beneficiary allowed to raise this illegal construction and then neither stopped nor demolished the said structure.  

By acting in the aforesaid manner the then Enforcement Officer Shah Sikander Khan and others by abuse of their official positions conferred undue favour/advantage/benefit and wrongful gain to building owner namely Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah @ Billu Lawoosa in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy hatched by and between  them and the accused beneficiary.

 Accordingly  a Case FIR No. 53/ 2015 P/S VOK has been registered against the then Enforcement officer Dy. SP. Shah Sikander Khan & others and beneficiary under Section 5(1)(d) r/w Section 5(2) J&K P.C Act, Svt. 2006 and section 120-B RPC.

It is pertinent to mention here that this is the 4th  case registered at VOK against the Officers/officials of LAWDA Srinagar in the instant year. The other cases registered at VOK include FIR No. 17/2015, 48/2005, &FIR NO.52/2015.

 

Dated:-19.12.2015

 

Vigilance Organization, Jammu registered two FIRs against officials of JMC for granting illegal building permission in posh area of Gandhi Nagar, Jammu.  

A verification conducted into the allegations levelled against Jammu Municipal Corporation that illegal constructions are coming up on Jammu City has revealed that on 04.05.2010 Sr. Town Planner Jammu Municipal Corporation, Sh. Surinder Sharma issued building permission vide No. 140/BS/2010 dated 04.05.2010 in favour of Sh. PawanDubey S/o Nek Ram Dubey R/o Gandhi Nagar, Jammu for the construction of 4000 sqft each at ground floor, 1st, floor and 2nd floor residential building on plot No. 4-A/C Green Belt Park Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. Verification conducted has revealed that said public servant while in league with Sh. PawanDubey has without obtaining mandatory NOC’s from concerned departments, without the recommendations of building officer of JMC, without getting measurement and without getting title verification of the plot placed the building permission case of Sh. PawanDubey before BOCA on 27.06.2009 with remarks that NOCs are not required as the building plan is already approved by concealing the facts that at that time the owner of the  plot was not Mr PawanDubey. Also, the approved plan was different at that time. On the same day i.e. on 27.06.2009 BOCA, Jammu approved the building permission case of beneficiary for construction of 4000 sft each at ground floor, 1st floor and 2nd floor with the setbacks front-40 feet, sides-10 feet and rare-10 feet with the condition “Pending Clearance from Town Planning Organization Jammu. Permission can be accorded as the revised drawings are as per the design of already approved plan”. Verification further revealed that at present the dimensions of the plot are 64’.6”x135’ excluding the encroached land measuring 64’.6”x10’ thus making total 8,121 sq ft. However, as per Jammu Mater Plan 40% ground coverage is allowed which comes to 3,488 sqft in the instant case. Thus permission to construction of residential house measuring 4000 sqft each at ground floor, 1st floor and 2nd floor over plot No. 4-A/C Green Belt Gandhi Nagar, Jammu is in utter violation of Jammu Master Plan and approval of BOCA, Jammu. Besides, the said building has been sold by the beneficiary as commercial structure, alongwith a piece of encroached land measuring 10’X64.6’(strip of park) where “Nexa” show room is being run.

By acting in the aforesaid manner, Sh. Surinder Sharma, the then Sr. Town Planner Jammu, Municipal Corporation, Jammu by abusing his official position hatched a criminal conspiracy with others and in active league with Sh. PawanDubey (beneficiary) issued the above mentioned building permission in blatant violation of Jammu Master Plan and approval of BOCA, Jammu.

 

The aforesaid acts of omissions/commissions on the part of aforementioned public servant namely Sh. Surinder Sharma, then Sr. Town Planner, Jammu , Sh. PawanDubey, beneficiary and others constitute the offences u/s 5 (1) (d) r/w 5 (2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 and section 120-B RPC. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 37/2015 P/S VOJ is registered in P/S Vigilance Organization, Jammu.

 

 

 

In the 2nd incident the verification further revealed that vide No. 290/BS/2012 dated 14/06/2012, building permission was issued by the authorities of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), in favour of Sh. OwaisMustaqBurza S/o Sh. Mustaq Ahmad Burza R/o NawaKadal at present Gupt Ganga, Swami Ji Lane, Ishbar, Nishat, Srinagar for construction of residential building measuring 3328+184=3508 Sq feet at Ground Floor, 3328 Sq feet at 1st Floor and 3328 Sq feet at 2nd Floor with setbacks, Front-40 feet, Sides- 10 feet each and Rear-10 feet on the Plot No. 5-A/C, Green Belt Park, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu.  During the construction of said building on 5-A/C Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, Sh. OwaisMustaq Ahmed Burza started construction in violation of the approved plan.  On 24/05/2013, the revised building plan of Sh. OwaisMustaqBurza was placed before Building Operations Controlling Authority (BOCA), Jammu Municipal Corporation, Jammu without the recommendations of Sr. Town Planner, JMC and BOCA decided that “Let revised drawings be authenticated by the J&K Housing Board, Jammu and accordingly permission may be modified”.  On the same date i.e 24/05/2013, Sr. Town Planner JMC vide letter No. 133/BS/2013 dated 24/05/2013 forwarded the revised drawings of Sh. Owais Ahmad Burza to the Managing Director, J&K Housing Board, Jammu with the request to kindly authenticate the revised drawings enclosed. Vide letter No. HB/1023 dated 29/05/2013, Secretary, J&K Housing Board, Jammu intimated Sr. Town Planner, JMC that Housing Board has no objection in case the applicant is accorded building permission as per by-laws and Master Plan of Housing Colony, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu.  As per information provided by the Dy. General Manager, Housing Board Unit-II, Jammu vide letter No. HU/11/94 dated 28/04/2012, the size of the plot No. 5-A/C Gandhi Nagar, Jammu is 75’x135’=10125 Sq feet.  On 03/06/2013, Secretary (BOCA)/Sr. Town Planner, JMC placed the case before BOCA for appropriate orders and BOCA, JMC approved the case with the remarks “Housing Board has recommended the case as per the provisions of Master Plan/Building By-Laws.  Building By-Laws permit the Ground Floor, 1st Floor and 2nd Floor.  Applicant has proposed upper ground floor also which is not permitted and shall be deleted from the plan.  Mst. FarzanaNaqashbandi Sr. Town Planner, Municipal Corporation, Jammu issued building permission No. 418/BS/2013 dated 22/07/2013in violation to the approval of BOCA Jammu Municipal Corporation, drawing authenticated by the J&K Housing Board as well as Jammu Master Plan in favour of Sh. Owais Ahmed Burza for construction of residential building at plot No. 5-A/C, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu measuring 4895 Sq feet at ground floor, 3338 Sq feet at 1st floor and 3073 sq feet at 2nd floor. As per Jammu Master Plan 40% ground coverage is allowed and 40% of 10125 Sq feet is 4050 Sq feet and not 4895 Sq feet.  Facts discussed above reveals that Mst. FarzanaNaqasbandi the then Sr. Town Planner, JMC by abuse of her official position, in league with the beneficiary Sh. Owais Ahmed Burza and others issued the above mentioned building permission in contravention of Master Plan/By-Laws.

 

The above mentioned acts of omissions and commissions on the part of above mentioned public servant Mst. FarzanaNaqasbandi, the then Sr. Town Planner JMC, Sh. Owais Ahmad Burza beneficiary and others prima facie disclose the offences punishable u/s 5 (1) (d) r/w 5 (2) J&K P. C Act 2006 Bk and Section 120-B RPC.  Accordingly, a case FIR No. 38/2015 P/S VOJ is registered in P/S Vigilance Organization, Jammu.

 

Dated:-18-12-2015

Revenue Official (Patwari) convicted for corruption.

               Today Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-corruption Jammu Sh. A.K. Koul convicted Mangat Ram Sharma the then Patwari Halqa Parladhpur Phallian Mandal Jammu accused in case FIR No. 15/2007 P/S VOJ, who was caught red handed while demanding and acceptance of bribe Rs.1800/- from the complainant in the year 2007.

               On completion of investigation, the charge sheet was produced against the accused before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-corruption Jammu by Vigilance Organization on 10-09-2008 and on conclusion of the trial the Hon’ble special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu Sh. A.K. Koul found the accused guilty and convicted the accused to undergo 01 year rigorous imprisonment for offence punishable under section 5(2)(d) J&K P.C Act and fine of Rs. 1000/- and he shall further undergo 01 year imprisonment for offence punishable u/s 161 RPC and both the sentences shall run concurrently. In default of payment of fine, convict shall further undergo imprisonment for one month.

               The case was prosecuted by the S. Harminder Singh Chief Prosecuting Officer Vigilance Organisation Jammu. 

 

Dated:-17-12-2015

One more case registered against Officers/officials of LAWDA

Verification conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VOK) into the allegations that officers/officials of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) Srinagar have allowed illegal construction at Pahloo Brain by Ghulam Nabi Hafiz against consideration has revealed that a singly storey concrete house has been constructed by Ghulam Nabi Hafiz S/o Ghulam Mohammad Hafiz at Pahloo Brain in the year 2014-15 without obtaining any building permission. Verification further revealed that no building permission has been issued by the LAWDA for the said illegal construction. Verification has also revealed that the concerned watchers of the area namely Mohammad Younus Lala and Ab Rehman Dar had informed the then Enforcement officer, Shah Sikandar Khan about the said illegal construction on time besides, the Secretary LAWDA also directed the said Enforcement Officer to take action in the above mentioned illegal construction, however, the said Enforcement Officer neither stopped the raising of the illegal construction nor took any step to demolish or to stop the illegal construction.

By acting the aforesaid manner the then Enforcement Officer Shah Sikander Khan and others in league with the beneficiary Ghulam Nabi Hafiz have abused their official positions and allowed the raising of the said illegal construction against consideration thereby conferred undue pecuniary advantage upon themselves and upon the said beneficiary.

According a Case FIR No. 52/2015 P/S VOK has been registered against the then Enforecement officer  Shah Sikander Khan and beneficiary Ghulam Nabi Hafiz and others under Section 5(1)(d) r/w Section 5(2) J&K P.C Act, Svt. 2006 and section 120-B RPC.

It is pertinent to mention here that Case FIR No. 48/2015 P/S VOK has already been registered against the Officers/officials of  LAWDA in compliance to Hon’ble High Court directions, which is being investigated by Dy. SP Adil Hussain besides, the investigation of Case FIR No. 17/2015 P/S VOK pertaining to officers/ officials of LAWDA is stayed by the Hon’ble High Court, Srinagar. In addition to the registration FIRs against the officers/officials of LAWDA a  SIT constituted by Vigilance Organization  comprising Dy. SP. Mushtaq Ahmad and Inspector Showaket Abdulalla and Inspector Murtaza Ahmad as members who are probing the allegations against the officers/officials of LAWDA regarding Assets Disproportionate to their known sources of income by way of abusing their official positions.

Some more FIRs are also being registered by Police Station VOK in the near future, the enquiries of which are already under probe.

 

Dated:-15-12-2015

Water Shed Management Programme Ganderbal’s official in Vigilance net. 

Vigilance organisation Kashmir caught red handed Shabir Ahmad Rather R/O Saloora Ganderbal (Expert) Water Shed Management Programme Ganderbal Srinagar while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.15000/- from one Ghulam Mohammad Chechi R/O Mulnar Theed Harwan in connection with preparation of report with regard to Check Dams and protection of bund at Mulnar Theed area of Harwan. The accused was taken into custody on spot and his personal search lead to the recovery of the bribe money. Case FIR No.51/2015 u/s 5(2) PC Act Svt 2006 & section 4 A of PC Act, 2014 has been registered at P/S VOK and further investigation taken up. This is the 18th Trap case registered by Vigilance Organisation in 2015 till date.

 

Dated:-11.12.2015

 

Pursuant to verification conducted by Vigilance Organization, into the allegations levelled against Patwari Halqa Chak Chilla and others has revealed that complainant Shri Dev Dutt alias Omparkash S/o Pandit Isher Dass R/o Chak Chilla, Jammu is in possession and ownership of land bearing Khasra No. 121 situated at village Chak Chilla, Surinsar.  Shri Mohd. Rashid the then Patwari Halqa entered into a criminal conspiracy with one Shri Shashi Paul Khajuria S/o Shri Mohan Lal R/o Badga and Shri Parmod Sharma the then Manager, J&K Grameen Bank Surinsar who in furtherance of the said criminal conspiracy as well as by abuse of their official position issued fraud, manipulated revenue extract in favour of Shri Shashi Paul Khajuria for obtainment of loan of Rs. 5.00 lacs from J&K Grameen Bank, Surinsar for the purchase of tractor thus facilitating the release of loan from J&K Grameen Bank in favour of beneficiary against the land of complainant without his knowledge.  The entry in this respect has been made in relevant revenue record on 18/03/2011. Thus the said Patwari willfully issued the manipulated revenue extract and the then Branch Manager and others having sufficient knowledge of beneficiary not being the owner of land processed and released loan of Rs. 5.00 lacs in favour of beneficiary on the basis of such manipulated revenue extract.

      By acting in this manner, Shri Mohd. Rashid the then Patwari Halqa village Chak Chilla in league with Shri Parmod Sharma, Branch Manager J&K Grameen Bank Surinsar and others have abused their official position and have thereby conferred undue benefit upon the beneficiary. 

As such Case FIR No. 36/2015 P/S VOJ has been registered in Vigilance Organization, Jammu u/s  5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 Section 120-B, 467, 468 RPC on the prima facie establishment of offences on the part of the aforementioned public servant namely Shri Mohd. Rashid the then Patwari Halqa Chak Chilla, Shri Parmod Sharma Surinsar benificary and others.

 

Dated:-11-12-2015

 

Executive Engineer and Assistant Accounts Officer of Sewerage and Drainage Division 2nd of SMC, Srinagar in Vigilance Net.

Today Vigilance Organization Kashmir booked Tej Kishan Bhat the then Executive Engineer and Nazir Ahmad Dar the then Assistant Accounts Officer and others of Sewerage and Drainage Division 2nd SMC, Srinagar on the allegations that Tej Kishan Bhat has managed concocted bills regarding expenditure on works during his tenure as Executive Engineer Sewerage and Drainage Division 2nd. It has been revealed during verification that 30 works out 341 works executed by the Executive Engineer and his Assistant Accounts Officer namely Nazir Ahmad Dar hatched a criminal conspiracy with concerned contractors and have not deducted the permissible taxes (income tax, sales tax and Cess) on the vouchers of 19 out of 30 inspected works resulting in a loss of 652858/- to the State exchequer. It has further revealed during verification that out of 341 works the Executive Engineer has executed 105 works departmentally for an amount of Rs. 59.04 lacs without inducting competition which is beyond his competence as per book of  Financial Powers r/w Govt. Order No. 161-F of 2007.

To this effect Case FIR No. 50/2015 u/s 5(1) (c), 5 (1) (d) /w 5 (5) J&K P.C Act. Svt. 2006 & Section 120-B, 467, 468, 471 RPC Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir stands registered against the above mentioned officers and others and the Investigation is set into motion.

Moreover, one FIR, one P.E and 08 Verification against SMC, Srinagar are under probe with this Organization

 

Dated:-10-12-2015

Police Official convicted for corruption.

 

Today Hon’ble special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar Sh. Y.P. Bourney  convicted Ali Mohd Magray then Head Constable Police Post Qamarwari accused in case FIR No.23/2006 P/S VOK, who was caught red handed while demanding and acceptance of bribe from the complainant in the year 2006.

 On completion of investigation, the charge sheet was produced against the accused before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-corruption Srinagar by vigilance Organization on 24-07-2006 and on conclusion of the trial the Hon’ble special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar Sh. Y.P. Bourney found the accused guilty and convicted the accused to undergo 01 year rigorous imprisonment for offence punishable under section 5(2)(d) J&K P.C Act and fine of Rs. 5000/- and he shall further undergo six months rigorous imprisonment for offence punishable u/s 161 RPC and both the sentences shall run concurrently. In default of payment of fine, convict shall further undergo simple imprisonment for three months. Since the convict was on bail so he is taken into custody and is forwarded to Superintendent Central Jail Srinagar for undergoing the sentences.

The case was prosecuted by the Ld. Sr. Prosecuting officer S/ Sh. Syed Sareer Ahmad Syed and Zia-Ur-Rehman Khan of Vigilance Organisation. 

 

Dated:-08-12-2015

Revenue officers/officials in Vigilance net. 

        On the basis of a verification conducted by Vigilance Organization in to the allegations leveled against the revenue officers/officials of Tehsil Akhnoor has revealed  that one Baldev Singh S/o Munshi Singh R/O Village Khour Tehsil Akhnoor was in possession and ownership of land measuring 02 kanals and 03 marlas falling under khasra NO. 1830 at village Khour Akhnoor. The accused officers/officials S/Shri Vijay Kumar the then Tehsildar Akhnoor and Padam Kumar the then Patwari Halqa Khour by hatching a criminal conspiracy with Joginder Singh and Sikandar Singh both sons of Babu Ram R/O Village Khour, who by abuse of their official position in furtherance of criminal conspiracy manipulated the record on the basis of a fake affidavit (Mukhtar-e-Aam) purportedly shown executed by original owner Baldev Singh in their favour. The accused public servants with an ulterior motive, against illegal consideration did not choose to call original owner for authentication of said affidavit, instead of their own changed the name of original owner Sh. Baldev Singh in Girdawari to above referred beneficiaries. In view of the above, discussed facts it has prima-facie been established that the Revenue officers/officials in connivance with beneficiary namely Joginder Singh and Sakander Singh exhibited gross misconduct by blatant abuse of their official position thereby conferred undue benefit upon them. On the basis of the above facts case FIR No. 35/2015 u/s 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) P.C Act and sections 468, 471, 120-B, RPC has been registered against the above named revenue officers/officials and others. The investigation of the case has been taken up.

Dated:-03-12-2015

CA&PD official convicted for corruption.

The Hon’ble Court of Additional Judge Anti-Corruption Pulwama convicted one Mohammad Mansoor Malik, the then Supervisor/I.C Tehsil Officer CA&PD Circle Zainapora Shopian to 03 years imprisonment and fine of Rs 25,000/-

On 11-09-2009 case FIR No. 26/2009 under section 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act and section 161 RPC was registered against the accused in Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir on receipt of an order dated 05.08.2009 passed by Hon,ble Additional District and sessions Judge, Anticorruption Court, Srinagar in a complaint lodged by one Shri Sabzar Ahamd Dar S/o Abdul Razaq Dar R/o Reshipora Shopian. It was alleged in the complaint that the complainant had been running a Fair Price Shop of CA&PD Department at village Reshipora since 2007, while accused Mansoor Ahmad Malik, Supervisor/Incharge Tehsil Supply Officer, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution System department (CA&PD), Circle Zainapora Shopian had demanded and accepted Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant for issuing report in respect of various applications that had been endorsed to him the Assistant Director CA&PD Department Concerned.

 The investigating Officer had prima facie made out a case of Criminal Misconduct against the accused Mansoor Ahmad Malik on the basis of evidence oral, documentary as well as circumstantial.

On completion of investigation, the charge sheet was produced against the accused before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-corruption Kashmir by vigilance Organization on 20-04-2010 and on conclusion of the trial the Hon’ble Court of Additional Judge Anti-corruption Pulwama Shri Virinder Singh Bhou found the accused guilty and convicted the accused to undergo simple 0 2 years imprisonment for the commission of offence under section 5(2) J&K P.C Act and fine of Rs. 20000/- . The accused was also ordered to undergo further imprisonment of 06 months in default of payment of fine. Further, the accused has also being convicted with simple imprisonment of one year and fine of Rs. 5000 for commission of offences under section 161 RPC. The convictions shall run concurrently. Moreover the Hon’ble Court has ordered that in case the fine is paid by and recovered from the convicted accused Rs. 10,000/ shall be paid to the complainant.  The accused was taken into custody on the spot and sent to Central Jail Srinagar.

SVO has been successful in obtaining 8 convictions in current year. Number of important cases likely to be decided in near future.

In its drive to speed up disposal of cases Vigilance Organisation has also produced Challan of 22 cases in various Anti-Corruption Courts of J&K for the year 2015 and also registered 83 FIR cases against various corrupt officers/officials of different departments till date.  

 

Dated:-01-12-2015

illegal appointments in J&K Cultural Academy, Art Cultural & languages  

                   The Vigilance Organization has booked the then Secretary J&K Cultural Academy Art Culture & languages Shri Rafiq Ahmed Masoodi and others in case FIR No.34/2015 P/S VOJ U/S 5(1)(d) r/w section 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 and section 120-B RPC into the allegations of illegal appointments of Orderlies, Chowkidars, Gardeners and Sweepers  in J&K Cultural Academy Art Culture & Languages by abusing his official position in active criminal conspiracy with the beneficiaries and others in utter violation of rules and regulations during the year 2006.

The verification conducted reveals that one post of gardener was advertized vide employment notice issued endorsement No.Adm-E/12/2002-04/3079-3113 dated 22-09-2003. It was found that 19 candidates were appointed as Chowkidars, Orderlies, Gardeners and Sweepers whereas only one candidate out of these had applied on due date. The applications of other candidates for these posts were found without date and postal orders which was mandatory. 

Verification further reveals that the evaluation sheets prepared by the interview committee had some over-writing and name of one selected candidate was not figuring in the evaluation sheets prepared by the interview committee and even one of the candidate was not permanent resident of J&K State. The verification conducted has further found instances of  undue favour conferred upon the beneficiaries who had not applied in time and not fulfilled the requisite formalities as per the advertisement.

During verification, it has also been found that two posts of Jr. Assistants were also advertized vide employment notice quoted above and against these posts 10 candidates have been appointed, whereas only three candidates had submitted their application forms with postal orders before cut off date and rest of them had submitted their application forms without postal orders. Some of the candidates have even exceeded the maximum age limit. The  services of the candidates appointed illegally have subsequently been regularized and some were even promoted on higher posts.

By acting in this manner Shri Rafiq Ahmed Masoodi the then Secretary Cultural Academy Art culture and & Languages in league with the beneficiaries has abused his official position and has thereby conferred undue benefit upon the beneficiaries. Investigation of the case has been taken-up.

 

Dated:- 24-11-2015

Medical Superintendent and others of District Hospital Baramullah in Vigilance Net.

A Verification was conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir into the allegations that during the year 2010-11 the Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Baramulla has purchased various items from the local market without fulfilling codal formalities and also has drawn huge amount against fraud repair bills for the machinery items/equipments through unauthorized mechanics/experts. During the verification it has revealed that during the year 2010-11 the Medical Superintendent District Hospital Baramulla has purchased X-ray films, injections Adrenaline, Peripuline, Hydrocortisone, Lionocene and Sodium Theoperline from open market on exorbitant rates as compared to the rates of Provincial Medical Store and rate contract of Directorate of Health Services Kashmir, thereby causing a loss of Rs. 2,31,073/- to the State exchequer worked out on the basis of difference between the rate of provincial Medical Store Barzulla and the rate of procurement from open market fixed in the dasti quotations.

 In this way the accused Public servants have intentionally by way of misusing their official positions put the State exchequer to huge loss.

Accordingly, case FIR N0. 49/2015 under Section 5(1) (d) r/w section 5(2), J&K P.C.Act Svt. 2006 & section 120-B RPC was registered in P/S VOK against Dr. Mohammad Shafi Nanda R/o Kanli Bagh, Baramulla, the then Medical Superintendent, District Hospital Baramulla, Ghulam Mohammad Wani R/o Baramulla the then Cashier District hospital Baramulla and beneficiary suppliers M/s Surgical Face Corner, New Colony Sopore, M/s Madina X-Ray Hospital Road Baramulla, M/s Muneer Medical Agency Hospital Road Baramulla, M/s Suhail Enterprieses and M/s Mass Agencies Baramulla

 

Dated:-18-11-2015

 

          Education Department had issued circular orders whereby indulging of private practice by the Lecturers/Masters/Teachers of Government departments had been banned.

           On a specific information that some Government officers are indulging in private practice in private institutions in violation of service conduct rules, checking was carried out by the Vigilance Organization in six private institutions which include Aakash, ASL,Apex, Civils and Genesis. And  during checking of these institutions  it was found that some of the Government employees were actually delivering lectures to the candidates in these institutions. The relevant records such as Enrolment register, cash memo, day book, Income tax returns and registration certificates were also obtained and these are being scrutinized. Other relevant records like balance sheets bank accounts etc.  are being sought. Action as warranted shall be taken after scrutiny of the relevant records against erring government officers.

 

Dated:-13-10-2015

 

Horticulture Development Officer in Vigilance Net.

The Vigilance Organization today caught red handed one Peer Shakeel Ahmad S/o Peer Mohammad Yaqoob while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant. The complainant Shri Samad Malik S/o Mohammad Ramzan Malik R/o Nadipora Lorkipora Doru Anantnag today lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir, stating therein that he (complainant) has approached the office of Horticulture Development officer for allotment of Fruit Shed under MIDH Scheme in his favour. The said officer in turn demanded bribe amount for Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant for the purpose.Since the complainant is against paying of bribe and has arranged Rs.10,000/- to be paid to accused today.

On receipt of the complaint, Case FIR No. 43/2015 P/S VOK was registered and investigation taken up. The trap team headed by Dy. S.P Muneer Ahmad under the supervision of SSP Vigilance Shri Altaf Ahmad Shah laid a successful trap in which Horticulture Development Officer Peer Shakeel Ahmad  S/o Peer Mohammad Yaqoob was caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs. 10,000/- as bribe from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from the possession of the accused Horticulture Development Officer. The accused was arrested on spot. The entire proceedings were conducted in presence of an independent witness.

 

Dated:-08-10-2015.

Collector Land Acquisition Pulwama in Vigilance Net.

The verifications conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir into the allegations pertaining to disbursement of compensation in favour of non genuine claimants by officers/officials of Revenue Department, Pulwama with respect to land situated at Kandizal Tehsil and District Pulwama which came under the construction of National Highway (NHW) four lane Road Bypass at Kandizal etc. reveals that cases of three non eligible/non genuine owners of Brikc kilns i.e. 1. Bismillah Brick Kiln 2.  Mehboob Brick Kiln and 3. Gousia Brick Klin were referred to the Executive Engineer R&B Division Pulwama by Collector Land Acquisition Pulwama for evaluation of these Brick Kilns falling under NHW Four laning Pulwama. The Executive Engineer R&B Division Pulwama Vide no. R-2/6251 dated 06.12.2007 during valuation of these brick Kilns identified illegally by Revenue Department worked out the3 valuation of these Brick Kilns on the basis of rent schedule in vogue in the department on plinth area basis showing the cost abstract as Rs. 29.32 lacs in respect of Bismillah Brick Kiln, Rs.21.26 lacs in respect of Mehboob Brick Kiln and Rs. 2.28 lacs in respect of Gousia Brick kiln. The Revenue records collected during the course of verification have revealed that the distance between Bismillah Brick Kiln is 100 feet and Gousia brick Kiln 60 feet from the redesigned NHW Pulwama as such they were not entitled for the compensation. Further during the course of enquiry Gousia Brick Kiln was found existing and funtional on spot thereby belying the claim of compensation.

        The accused then Collector Land Acquisition Pulwama Mohammad Rajab Bhat S/o Ghulam Ahmad Bhat R/o Salia Anantnag at present Washbugh Pulwama allowed the compensation and payment vide Cheque No. 369946 dated 27.03.2008 amounting Rs. 5,80,200/- in favour of Gousia Brick Kiln and similarly an amount of Rs, 20,52,400/- vide cheque No. 369944 dated 27.03.2008 and Rs. 7,33,000/- vide cheque no. 192017 dated 29.04.2008 in favour of Bismillah Brick Kiln to which they were not entitled as the Brick Kilns were situated 60 feet and 100 feet respectively away from the demarcated NHW four laning thereby acting in the above manner, caused a huge loss to the state exchequer for the tune of Rs. 49,90,160/- by abusing and misusing his official position in connivance with the beneficiaries and corresponding undue gain to these beneficiaries and himself.

Accordingly, case FIR N0. 42/2015 under Section 5(2) J&K P.C.Act Svt. 2006 and 120B RPC was registered in P/S VOK against the then  Collector Land Acquisition Pulwama Mohamamd Rajab Bhat  and owners of 03 Brick Kilns viz Bismillah Brick Kiln, Mehboob Brick Kiln and Gousia Brick Klin (Beneficiaries) .

 

                                                                                                                   Dated:-5-10-2015

                                   

Compiler of  District Fund Office Srinagar convicted  for corruption.

 

Today Hon’ble Special Judge, Anti-Corruption Court Kashmir, Srinagar Shri Y.P. Bourney convicted  one accused namely Gh. Mohammad Dar then Asstt. Compiler District Fund Office Srinagar S/o Gh. Qadir Dar R/o Rabitar Ganderbal. A case FIR No. 16/2004 P/S VOK was registered on 26.07.2004 in P/S Vigilance Organization Kashmir against the accused named above on a written complaint lodged by Abdul Majid Misger  then teacher  Govt. Primary School  Habak Zone Gulabagh S/o Gh. Mohammad R/o New Colony Lalbazar, Srinagar wherein he has alleged that the accused  person  had demanded  Rs.2000/- bribe as illegal gratification from the complainant for processing his GP fund bill, which was pending in the District Fund Office, Srinagar. Accordingly a successful trap was laid  at District Fund Office Srinagar  and the accused was caught red handed  while demanding and accepting  an  amount of Rs.2000/- and the amount was  recovered from the possession of the accused after completion of  investigation, the sanction was obtained from the Govt. for launching prosecution against the accused.

Finally the challan was produced before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, Anti-Corruption Kashmir, Srinagar. The case was sub-judice before the  Hon’ble Court.  Today the Hon’ble Court passed  a judgement and convicted the accused for a period of one year imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 10000/-. The investigation of the case was conducted by then Dy.SP Ab. Rashid Lone.The case was  prosecuted by the Ld. Sr. Prosecuting Officers S/Shri Syed Jehangir Ahmad Rafique & Syed Sareer Ahmad.  The accused has been lodged  in Central Jail Srinagar in pursuance the judgement passed by the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, Anti-Corruption Kashmir, Srinagar.

 

Dated:-30-09-2015

CHAIRMAN AND OTHER OFFICIALS OF J&K STATE BOARD OF SCHOOL EDUCATION IN VIGILANCE NET

on 30.09.2015 Vigilance Organisation Kashmir (VOK) registered Case FIR No. 41/2015  under section 5(2) P. C. Act Svt.2006 r/w section 420,467,471, 120-B, RPC against Sheikh Bashir Ahmad Ex. Chairman JK BOSE, Haneef then Deputy Secretary, Rouf Ahmad, Joint Secretary Manzoor Ahmad then Head Assistant, satnam Singh Section Officer and Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad then Senior assistant Estates Wing of J&K State Board of School Education  and Farooq Ahmad Kawoosa S/o Mohammad Jamal R/o Bulbul Lankar Nawakadal Srinagar, Contractor for causing huge loss to the state exchequer.

The case was registered after a verification conducted into the allegations reveals that huge amount has been withdrawn by the officers/officials of J&K Board of School Education for distribution of confidential material of class 10+2, Examination, Session Nov-Dec Annual Regular 2012 Kashmir Division through various non-existent vehicles. During the verification it has been established that vide order No. 297/Est/B/KD/12 dated 23.11.2012 issued under the signatures of then Joint secretary Estates Kashmir division Rouf Ahmad sanction was accorded for payments in favour of Farooq Ahmad Kawoosa (Contractor) Taxi Stand No. 06 Karan Nagar, Srinagar for supply of 04 vehicles (load carriers) bearing registration nos. JK-01D-5089, JK-01E-9448 JK-101986, JK-01Q-3748. The payments were found made against voucher nos. 913/10-1012, 914/11-10-2012,915/12-10-2012 and 916/30-10-2012. During verification it was found that the 03 vehicles shown as load carriers bearing registration number JK-01D-5089,JK-01E-9448 and JK10-1986 were found engaged for distribution of confidential material pertaining to higher Secondary Part-II i.e.  Class 12th Examination, annual Regular 2012 Kashmir Division to different areas of Kashmir Division and vehicle bearing registration Number JK-01Q-3748 was found engaged for supplying of confidential material from Srinagar to Jammu. The status of each vehicle was got verified separately from the concerned Regional Transport Authorities( Srinagar/Leh) where from it emerged that the above mentioned vehicles were Autorikhshaw, Scooter, Mazda Bus and WagonR respectively instead of Load carriers as shown by the accused public servants in the concerned vouchers. It was found that accused public servants of Board of School Education Kashmir Division namely Sheikh Bashir Ahmad Ex. Chairman JK BOSE, Haneef then Deputy Secretary, Rouf Ahmad Joint Secretary, Manzoor Ahmad then Head Assistant, satnam Singh Section Officer and Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad then Senior assistant Estates wing of State Board of School Education, Kashmir Division and Farooq Ahmad Kawoosa S/o Mohammad Jamal R/o Bulbul Lankar Nawakadal Srinagar Contractor have withdrawn huge amount on the basis of fictious vouchers in respect of nonexistent vehicles by way of abusing their official positions for their ulterior motives thus causing huge loss to the state exchequer and corresponding gains to themselves.

Further investigation of the case was taken up.

 

Dated:-29-09-2015-I

DIVISIONAL MANAGER SATE FOREST COOPRATION (EXTRACTION SOUTH) KASHMIR IN VIGILANCE NET

Today on 29.09.2015 Vigilance Organisation Kashmir (VOK) registered Case FIR No. 40/2015 under section 5(2) & 4-A of P. C. Act against Peer Manzoor Ahmad the then Divisional Manager SFC (Extraction South) Harnag Anantnag for demanding and accepting Rs. 5000/- from the complainant namely Shri Asif Shafi Shah S/o Mohammad Shafi Shah R/o Hazratbal Anantnag, Contractor by Profession.

The case was registered after an enquiry conducted reveals that complainant was allotted a contract for extraction/transportation work of timber on approved rates in compartment No. 28/V. The complainant failed to deliver the required quantity of timber within specified time for the reasons that he was to construct a road which was the part of tender and the length of said road exceeded to what was initially agreed to. The complainant made a representation before the Managing Director SFC for releasing his payments who in turn sought report from the accused Divisional Manager SFC (Extraction South) Harnag Anantnag. The accused Divisional Manager SFC had received Rs. 5000/- as illegal gratification for issuing favourable report to the complainant. The video clip submitted by the complainant to VOK and the statements recorded during the verification unfolded the fact that the accused officer has voluntarily accepted bribe amount of Rs. 5000/- for issuance of favourable report required for release of payments of the complainant.

 

 

Dated:-29-09-2015-II

 

Vigilance Organisation produced Challan against Patwari Halqa Nandpora Hawal Srinagar

Vigilance Organization produced Challan in Case FIR No. 17/2013 before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-corruption, Kashmir, Srinagar, against accused public servant namely Tariq Ahmad Mir  S/o Ab. Rahim Mir R/o Kijpara, Kangan, Ganderbal then Patwari Halqa Nandpora Hawal Srinagar.  

          The Case was registered in P/S Vigilance Organization Kashmir on  25.07.2013 on a written complaint lodged by Hakeem Muzammil R/o Baghwanpora lal Bazar Srinagar alleging therein that the land of his forefathers (inherited ) under Khasra No’s /Survey No,s 7447/34, 4778/34,30 etc. (estate Nandpora) is currently under process for acquisition for one of the project of the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority called “ Sewerage Trunk Line Cum Road” and the concerned Patwari Tariq Ahmad is delaying deliberately for providing the revenue extracts, ‘Fardi Intikhab”for personal interest and after various regular follow ups the concerned Patwari is ready to prepare the revenue extracts against a bribe of Rs.5000/- After various requests the said patwari finally agreed to provide the revenue extracts on payment of an amount of bribe of Rs. 4000/- and is asking to pay the amount in advance.  The complainant has brought the amount of Rs. 4000/- alongwith for legal action against the said patwari.

During the course of investigation the accused Patwari was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs. 4000/- from the complainant.

   The investigation of the case was concluded as proved and after accord of Govt. sanction for launching prosecution against the accused Tariq Ahmad Mir, Patwari Halqa Nandpora Hawal Srinagar, the challan of the case was produced before Shri Yashpal Bourney Hon’ble Judge of Special Court Anti-corruption Kashmir, Srinagar. At the time of production of the Challan the accused was present in the Hon’ble Court who was released on bail. The next date of the case has been fixed on 19.10.2015.

 

 

Dated:-18-09-2015

 

Pursuant to verification conducted by Vigilance Organization, Jammu to enquire into allegations against Shri Kewal Krishan Sharma, (Forest Guard by profession) S/O Gian Chand, R/O Village Kachrial (Akhnoor, at present Patta Paloura, Jammu, pertaining to his amassing of property / wealth, moveable / immoveable disproportionate to his known sources of income, by indulging in corrupt and illegal practices,  property in the shape of following have been found.

 

1)     One double storey house at Patta Ploura, Jammu,

2)     One Residential house constructed at Border Migrant Colony at (Paluwan) Akhnoor,

3)     One Residential house constructed at ancestral village (Dhangar), Kachrial,

4)     Renovation and extension of ancestral house at village Kachrial,

5)     17 marla land in Khsra No.1312 Patta Paloura, Jammu.

 

Verification further revealed during the course of verification that the suspect owns different bank account in his name, his son and close relative wherein transaction more than Rs.4.00 crores has taken place during 02 years period (2013-2014). He has purchased a luxury vehicles, Tata Safari, Mahindra, Scorpio and a 4X4 Thar Jeep and commercial vehicles i.e. bus Volvo, Matador and Tractor( mostly benami). He has visited foreign countries several times in violation of service conduct rules and norms and had incurred huge expenses. Subsequent to this verification A Case FIR No. 32/2015 P/S VOJ has been registered in Vigilance Organization, Jammu u/s  5(1) (e) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act has been registered against the accused.

 

Vigilance Teams today on 18.09.2015, under the supervision of SSP Vigilance Organisation, Jammu, conducted searches in below 04 houses in the presence of Independent Witnesses / Magistrates   

1)  House at Patta Paloura,

2)  Parental house at Kachrial, Khour , Jammu,

3)  A house at Kachrial, Khour Jammu,

4)  Another house at Migrant Colony (Gurah Jageer-Paluwan), Akhnoor.

 

During search conducted by Vigilance Team in his house at Pata Paloura which is a palatial house, cash amounting Rs.10,82,730/- recovered. 02 luxury vehicles 1) Safari bearing No.JK02BJ 4582, 2) Scrorpio bearing No. JK)2AB 0900, documents of different commercial / luxury vehicles, Pass Books, Cheque Books, Credit Cards, Passport, Revenue documents, documents related to foreign tours, Laptop, CPU, CCTV Control Unit and many other incriminating documents have also been seized and are under scrutiny.

 

Besides, the suspect has raised a luxurious house in addition to his parental house at Kachrial. One JCB Chassis No.HAR 3DXSSH01850354 and one Tractor chassis No. HZ10U5028353 have also been found parked in the premises of the house  at Kachrial. Presence of vehicles corroborated the verified alleged facts.

 

Another  house is also found which is fully furnished with all luxury items at Migrant Colony (Gurah Jageer) Paluwan Akhnoor.

Dated:-15-09-2015

Former Custodian General Jammu and others in Vigilance Net.

A verification conducted into the allegations against officers / officials of Custodian department revealed that by abuse of their official position in league with illegal occupants  allotted land measuring 20 Kanals falling under Survey No. 39,40 and 42 min situated at Sunjwan Bathindi Channi Himmat Jammu in favour of one Mohd Ashraf Sheikh at a throwaway prices of Rs. 3.6 lacs per kanal against the Circle rate of Rs. 22 lac per kanal during the year 2013 by undertaking gross irregularities thus causing heavy loss to State Exchequer and illegal benefit to themselves and beneficiaries.  The verification further revealed that the gross irregularities were in the shape of re-allotting the land fraudulently projecting the land as meant by the beneficiary for religious/institutional purposes  which was already allotted in the name of Estate Department in the year 2012, and falsely claiming that rate of the land had been fixed by the Assessment Committee.

 

On the basis of above mentioned facts, accordingly  Case FIR No. FIR No. 31/2015 P/s VOJ  u/s 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act and 120-B RPC has been registered in Vigilance Organization, Jammu against the then  Custodian General Jammu namely Sh. Abdul Majeed Wani (now retired) and officers/officials of Custodian Department Jammu and investigation taken up.

 

 

 

 Dated :-08-09-2015.

 

Two separate cases registered against the then Directors School Education Jammu and other officers/officials of State Education Department Jammu.

 

 The following two FIR have been registered by Vigilance Organisation Jammu on the basis of verifications conducted into the allegations that State School Education Department promoted Teachers as Masters on B.Ed degrees obtained by the beneficiaries teachers from unrecognized Universities during the year 2013 and 2014 respectively.

 

1.   FIR No. 29/2015 P/S VOJ.

In the year 2013, Sh.P.K. Pole, IAS the then Director School Education Jammu, Chairman Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) and other members namely Sh. Rashid Azam Inqalabi the then Addl. Secretary to Govt. School Education, Narupa Rai, KAS Personnel officer to Director School Education, Sh.S.K. Gandotra, the then Jt. Director School Education under a criminal conspiracy hatched among themselves and with concerned ZEOs & CEOs and beneficiaries teachers have illegally promoted beneficiaries teachers as Masters on the basis of invalid degrees which is utter violation of Govt. Order No.252 of 2012 dated 30.05.2012 .

 

2.   FIR No. 30/2015 P/S VOJ

Another verification conducted by VOJ revealed that in the year 2014, Sh. Tushar, Kanti, IAS the then Director School Education Jammu, Chairman Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) and other members namely Sh.Rashid Azam Inqalabi the then Addl. Secretary to Govt. School Education, Susheel Kumar, KAS the then Personnel officer to Director School Education, Sh. Saif Ali, the then Jt. Director School Education under a criminal conspiracy hatched among themselves and with concerned ZEOs & CEOs and beneficiaries teachers have illegally promoted beneficiaries teachers as Masters on the basis of invalid degrees which is utter violation of Govt. Order No.252 of 2012 dated 30.05.2012.

 

Accordingly, cases FIR N0. 29/2015 and 30/2015 u/s 5(1) (d) r/w sections 5(2) J&K PC Act. 2006 and section 420, 467, 468 and 120-B RPC 

Dated :-01-09-2015.

Today on 01.09.2015, a Joint Surprise Check conducted by Vigilance Organization Jammu into the allegations of irregularities for purchase of nutritional/non-nutritional items in the ICDS Project Samba which revealed that District Social Welfare Officer Samba, (as Nodal Officer ICDS Project Samba) has flouted four tenders for purchase of nutritional items for ICDS project Samba before the creation of separate ICDS Mission and 5th tender was flouted by the Programme officer, ICDS Samba and the District Purchase Committee Constituted by the government vide order No.09-SW of 2008 dated 24.01.2008 and later on revalidated vide government order no.81-SW of 2013 dated 21.03.2013 consisting of District Development Commissioner (Chairman), Chief Medical officer (Member), Assistant Director CA&PD (Member) and Programme officer/Nodal officer (Member Secy) has approved the rates for purchase of different nutritional items for ICDS Project Samba for the year 2014-15.

During the enquiry it has also been found that all the CDPO’s of ICDS Project Samba in connivance with the District Programme officer, ICDS Samba had purchased the non-nutritional items/medicines at their own level for an amount of Rs.56,08,777/- without inviting tenders and without their competence in utter violation of aforementioned government orders which empowered the Purchase committee for purchase of all kinds of nutritional/non nutritional items under ICDS Programme.

The aforesaid acts of omissions and commissions on the part of Smt.Vipan Kumari, Programme officer, ICDS Project Samba and CDPO’s Smt.Parvesh Sharma, Smt.Bharti Sharma, Miss Seema Bharti and Shri Babu Ram, Members of Purchase Committee & others. Accordingly a case FIR No.28/2015 u/s 5(1) (d) r/w section 5(2) PC Act 2006 BK and section 120-B RPC has been registered in P/S VOJ and further investigation was taken up.

 

26 August 2015.

 

Two separate cases registered against officers/officials of Education Department Budgam.

 

The verifications conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir into the allegations pertaining to regularization of ineligible Rahbar-e-Taleem teachers initially engaged on the basis of fake and forged 10+2 marks certificates in Education Zone Hardapanzoo Budgam, revealed that a conspiracy was hatched between the then ZEOs Hardapanzoo, then CEOs and others with the accused beneficiaries Rahebar e Taleem teachers during the years 2005 and 2006.

1.   FIR No. 38/2015 P/S VOK.  

     The  case FIR N0. 38/2015 P/s VOK u/s 5 (1) (c) (d) r/w Section 5(2) J&K P.C.Act Svt. 2006 and 120B RPC was registered in P/S VOK against the then ZEO’s  Hardapanzoo Syed Abdul Rouf and Abdul Rehman Bhat, the then CEO’s Budgam Ahmadullah Owaisi and Peerzada Nissar Ahamd and others with accused beneficiary Rahbar-e Taleem Teacher Bashir Ahmad Bhat to manage his regularization as teacher in Education Department in the year 2006. The verification conducted by the VOK revealed that a conspiracy was hatched between the then ZEOs  Hardapanzoo Syed Abdul Rouf and Abdul Rehman Bhat, the then CEOs Budgam Ahmadullah Owaisi and Peerzada Nissar Ahamd and others with accused beneficiary Rahbar-e Taleem Teacher Bashir Ahmad Bhat to manage his regularization as teacher in Education Department in year 2006. In furtherance of the conspiracy the then ZEO Education Zone Hardapanzoo Syed Abdul Rouf without demanding and verifying the qualification certificates processed and submitted the recommendation letter to the then CEO Budgam certifying therein that Rahabar e Taleem Teacher Bashir Ahmad Bhat possessed the minimum prescribed qualification at the time of his initial engagement in the year 2001 i.e. 10+2 despite knowing the fact that the certificates produced by him were fake. In furtherance of the conspiracy the then CEO Ahmadullah Owaisi also forwarded the recommendation of the teacher to the Directorate of School Education, Kashmir despite having knowledge that the beneficiary has produced fake 10+2 qualification certificate. Having been kept in dark about the ineligibility of the beneficiary the Directorate of School Education, Kashmir ordered sanction to the regularization of the beneficiary teacher. In furtherance of the conspiracy the then CEO, Peerzada Nisar Ahmad also joined the conspiracy and issued formal order in favour of the accused without seeking to verify or demand educational qualification certificates from the beneficiary. In furtherance of the conspiracy the then Zonal Education Officer Hardapanzoo Abdul Rehman Bhat and the then dealing assistant Tariq Ahmad Banday also joined the conspiracy and overlooked the prerequisite conditions for the regularization order prepared the service book of the ineligible and fraud RET and also withdraw salary in his favour.

2.   FIR No. 39/2015 P/S VOK

Another verification conducted by VOK revealed that a conspiracy was hatched between the then the then ZEO Hardapanzoo Abdul Qayoom, the then CEO Budgam Mohammad Rafi and others with accused beneficiaries Rahbar-e Taleem Teachers Altaf Hussein Bhat and Fayaz Ahmad Malik to manage their regularization as teacher in Education Department in year 2005. In furtherance of the conspiracy the then ZEO Education Zone Hardapanzoo Abdul Qayoom without demanding and verifying the qualification certificates processed and submitted the recommendation letter to the then CEO Budgam certifying therein that Rahabar e Taleem Teachers Altaf Hussein Bhat and Fayaz Ahmad Malik possessed the minimum prescribed qualifications at the time of their initial engagement in the year 2001 i.e. 10+2 despite knowing the fact that the certificates produced by them were fake. In furtherance of the conspiracy the then CEO Mohammad Rafi also forwarded the recommendation of the teacher to the Directorate of School Education, Kashmir despite having knowledge that the beneficiaries have produced fake 10+2 qualification certificates. Having been kept in dark about the ineligibility of the beneficiaries the Directorate of School Education, Kashmir ordered sanction to the regularization of the beneficiary teachers. In furtherance of the conspiracy the then CEO, Ahmadulla Owaisi also joined the conspiracy and issued formal order in favour of the accused without seeking to verify or demand educational qualification certificates from the beneficiaries. In furtherance of the conspiracy the then Zonal Education Officer Hardapanzoo Mohamamd Yousuf Beigh and the then dealing assistant Mohammad Qasim Malik also joined the conspiracy and overlooked the prerequisite conditions for the regularization order prepared the service book of the ineligible and fraud RETs and also withdraw salary in their favour.      

Accordingly, case FIR N0. 39/2015 P/s VOK u/s 5 (1) (c) (d) r/w Section 5(2) J&K P.C.Act Svt. 2006 and 120B RPC was registered in P/S VOK against the then ZEO Hardapanzoo Abdul Qayoom, the then CEO Budgam Mohammad Rafi and others with accused beneficiaries Rahbar-e Taleem Teachers Altaf Hussein Bhat and Fayaz Ahmad Malik to manage their regularization as teachers in Education Department in the year 2005. 

Further investigation of both the cases was taken up.

 

 

Dated :-19-08-2015

CASHIER CUM CLERK OF INDIAN SYSTEM OF  MEDICINE AND HOMEOPATHIC DEPARTMENT IN VIGILANCE NET

Today on 19.08.2015 the Vigilance Organisation Kashmir (VOK) caught red handed one Ab. Rashid Malik R/o Sholipora Budgam, a Pharmacist posted as Cashier cum Clerk in the office of Assistant Medical District Office ISM&H Shalteng Crossing Sringar while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of   Rs. 6,000/- from the complainant.

 

The complainant namely Shri Ali Mohammad Mir R/o Rawathpora Kupwara at present Firdous Colony Bemina Srinagar today lodged a written complaint with P/S VOK, stating therein that Pharmacist/Cashier cum Clerk namely Ab. Rashid Malik posted in the office of Assistant Medical District Office ISM&H Shalteng Crossing Sringar is demanding a bribe amount of Rs. 6000/- in order to release his rent amounting Rs. 1,66,053/- due to him. Since the complainant is against paying the bribe who accordingly approached Vigilance Organisation with an amount of Rs. 6000/- for necessary action.

 

On receipt of the complaint, Case FIR No. 37/2015 U/S 5(2) P.C.Act.Svt.2006 r/w 161 RPC P/S VOK was registered and investigation taken up.

 

The Trap Team headed by Dy. SP Adil Ahmad under the supervision of SSP Vigilance Shri M. S. Punoo laid a successful trap in which said suspect was caught red handed in presence of independent witnesses while demanding and accepting bribe amount of  Rs. 6000/- from the complainant.    

 

Dated:- 14.08.2015

 

Forest official convicted for corruption.

 

The Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir Srinagar convicted one Firdous Ahmad Bhat, the then Jr. Assistant, DFO Office Peerpanchal Division Budgam to under go simple 01 year imprisonment and fine of Rs 10,000/-

 

On 15-12-2006 case FIR No. 51/2006 under section 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act and section 161 RPC was registered against the accused in Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir on receipt of a written complaint from the complainant namely Shri Mohammad Ibrahim Bhat S/o Gh. Mohammad Bhat R/o Odina Sonawari Baramullah.  On the basis of said complaint the accused Firdous Ahmad Bhat S/o Mohammad Sultan Bhat R/o New Colony Palpora Srinagar was arrested by Vigilance Organization Kashmir on the same day while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 3,000/- from the complainant.

 

During the course of investigation it was established that the accused official had demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs. 3,000/- from the complainant for processing/providing NOC in connection with the installation of Wooden Joinery Planner in favour of the brother of the complainant. The investigating Officer had prima facie made out a case of Criminal Misconduct against the accused Firdous Ahmad on the basis of evidence oral, documentary as well as circumstantial.

 

 On completion of investigation, the  charge sheet was produced against the accused before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-corruption Kashmir by vigilance Organization on 24-05-2007 and on conclusion of the trial the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-corruption Kashmir Srinagar found the accused guilty and convicted the accused to under go simple 01 year imprisonment for the commission of offence under section 5(2)  J&K P.C Act and fine of Rs. 10000/- for commission of offence under section 161 RPC. The accused was also ordered to undergo further imprisonment of three months in default of payment of fine. The case was ably and successfully prosecuted by the Senior Prosecuting Officers of Anti Corruption Court. The accused was taken into custody on the spot and sent to Central Jail Srinagar.

 

Dated:-12-08-2015-II

 Sr. Assistant of Commissioner Commercial Taxes office in Vigilance Net.  

In its continued drive against the menace of bribery the special surveillance squad of Vigilance Organisation Kashmir (VOK) under the supervision of Sh. Altaf Ahmad Shah, SSP Vigilance, a trap team headed by Dy.SP Muneer Ahmad, caught red handed one Gulshan Ahmad Itoo, Sr. Asstt. of Commissioner Commercial Taxes office R/O Nagam Chadoora, in presence of independent witness while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.1200/- as illegal gratification from the complainant namely Sh. Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh R/O Panzan Chadoora Distt. Budgam for issuance of passenger tax book of his 03 passenger vehicles.

Accordingly a case FIR No.36/2015 u/s 5(1) (d) 5(2) P.C Act 2006 r/w 161 RPC has been registered at P/S VOK. Further investigation into the case is in progress.  

 

Dated:-12-08-2015

 

The then Tehsildar Uri and other officials in Vigilance net.

                       On the outcome of verification conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir reveals that Shafat Noor the then Tehsildar Uri,  Habibullah Mir the then Girdawar Tehsil office Uri, Mohammad Nazir Abassi the then  Patwari Village Jabla Uri  and  beneficiary Bashir Ahmad Mir S/o Abdullah  Mir R/o Sultandaki  Uri have hatched   a criminal conspiracy with each other,  and in furtherance of such conspiracy by abusing of their official position, dishonestly transferred / mutated State land measuring 08 kanals and 09 marlas under Khasra No. 20 at village Jabla Uri in the  name of above mentioned beneficiary under the grab  of  Govt. orders  LB-6 and S- 432.  The land has been shown  in the name of  Sh. Bashir Ahmad Mir  S/o Abdullah Mir prior to 1969 but as per  record  of rights from the year 1959-60 the said land has been found recorded as (Gairmumkin Nallah), besides  under Jamabandi 1965 the land has also been found  recorded as (Gairmumkin Nallah)  and same  has not been found in occupation/possession of any person. By this  forged  transfer/ mutation  of  state land  an amount of Rs. 9,71,750/-  has been assessed as compensation to the said land on account of land acquisition by NHPC out of which Rs. 7,77,400/- (80%) has been paid to the above mentioned beneficiary. In this way the above named public servants have rendered pecuniary benefit of Rs. 9,71,750/- to the Bashir Ahmad Mir and subsequent loss to the state exchequer.

                  The omission /commissions on the part of above public servants attracts provisions of offence u/s 5(1) ( d) r/w 5(2) Prevention of Corruption Act Svt 2006 , Sections 120-B,  RPC and accordingly a Case FIR  No.35/2015 P/S VOK  registered and the further investigation has been taken up.

 

Dated :-23-07-2015.

 

 

 DEPUTY DIRECTOR SERICULTURE DEPARTMENT IN VIGILANCE NET

 

 

The vigilance Organisation Kashmir (VOK) today on 23.07.2015 caught red handed one Ab. Rehman Bhat Deputy Director Sericulture Department R/o Noonmaahi Yaripora Kulgam while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of   Rs. 12,000/- from the complainant at Sericulture Office Budgam. The complainant namely Shri Ali Mohammad Bhat S/o Mohammad Akbar Bhat R/o Atina Beerwah Budgam Mulberry Man of Sericulture Department Budgam today lodged a written complaint with Police Station VOK, stating therein that Deputy Director Sericulture Department Budgam namely Ab. Rehman Bhat is demanding a bribe amount of Rs. 12000/- in order to release his  arrears due to him for his in-situe promotion. Since the complainant is against paying the bribe who accordingly approached VOK with an amount of Rs. 12000/- for necessary action.

On receipt of the complaint, Case FIR No. 33/2015 U/S 5(2) P.C.Act.Svt.2006 r/w 161 RPC P/S VOK was registered and investigation taken up. The Trap Team headed by Dy. SP Mushtaq Ahmad under the supervision of SSP  Vigilance Shri M. S. Punoo laid a successful trap in which Ab. Rehman Bhat S/o Mohammad Abdullah Bhat R/o Noonmaahi Yaripora Kulgam Deputy Director, Sericulture Department Budgam was caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe amount of  Rs. 12000/- from the complainant. Accused was arrested on spot and was put behind bars for Police custody. The entire proceedings were conducted in presence of an independent witness.

 

                 Dated:-07.07 2015.

 Excise and Taxation Deptt. officer in Vigilance net 

Today on 07.07.2015 Vigilance Organisation Kashmir (VOK) registered Case FIR No.32/2015 under section 5(1)e r/w 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 against sub Inspector of Excise  and taxation Department namely Javid Ahmad Shah @ Rafiqui S/o Pir Bashir Ahmad Shah R/o Babanar Shopian A/P Drusooo Pulwama for possession of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. The case was registered after a verification revealed that the official by abuse of his official position indulged in corrupt practices and accumulated assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. After obtaining search warrant from the Hon’ble Court simultaneous searches were conducted at five different places today morning including the residential, official and business premises of accused official and the residential houses of his relatives at Shopian, Pulwama and Qazigund. During the course of search, incriminating documents were seized which are being scrutinized. The investigation of the case is in progress.

 

Dated:-02.07 2015.

 

VO caught red handed PRC Clerk of NT office Arnia.

Vigilance Organisation caught red handed one Parveen Kumar S/O Sardari Lal, R/O Arnia, Jammu presently working as PRC Clerk in the Office of NaibTehsildar, Arnia, while demanding and accepting bribe from one Shakti Ram Saini for processing the PRC file of his wife and sons.

The complainant lodged a written report in Vigilance Organisation alleging  that the PRC case is pending with accused clerk for the last 5/6 months for which the complainant has already paid Rs.500/- as bribe amount. Now, he is again demanding Rs.700/- more as bribe for processing the same.

On this complaint, Case FIR No.26/2015 under section 5(1) (d) PC Act 2006 r/w 161 Cr.P.C was registered at P/S VOJ and investigation taken up. A trap team was constituted and the accused official was caught red handed while accepting the illegal gratification in presence of independent witnesses.

 

Dated :-01-06-2015-II

 

Vigilance Organisation produced Challan against Forest officers Verinag & ors.

In another case, Vigilance Organization produced Challan in Case FIR No. 06/1990 before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-corruption, Anantnag against the  accused public servants namely Mohammad Barkat Ali Qureshi, then Range Officer Verinag, Abdul Aziz Bhat, then Block Forester Verinag and Mohammad Yousuf Tak, Private person (beneficiary).

             The Case was registered in P/S Vigilance Organization Kashmir alleging therein that accused public servants in connivance with the beneficiary misappropriated an amount of Rs 20, 851 on account of plantation of Mawa’s and construction of inspection path.

             The investigation of the case was concluded as proved and after accord of Govt. sanction for launching prosecution against the accused public servants, the challan of the case was produced against all the three accused before the Hon’ble court of Special Judge Anti-corruption Anantnag.  At the time of production of the Challan all the accused were present in the court and were released on bail. 

 

Dated :-01-06-2015

 

Accounts officer convicted for corruption.

             The Hon’ble Special Anti-corruption Judge, Kashmir Srinagar presided by Sh. Yash Paul Bourney convicted accused Mohd. Shuban Shah R/o Lar Ganderbal the then Accounts officer Electric Commercial Division PDD Basantbagh Srinagar in case FIR No.10/2005. On conclusion of the trial the Hon’ble Special Judge, Anti-corruption pronounced the accused guilty and convicted the accused to one year imprisonment and fine of Rs.5000/- besides six months imprisonment for offences punishable under section 161 RPC and both the sentences shall run concurrently.

The accused was caught red handed while demanding accepting Rs.1000/- as bribe for forwarding inspection report of the complainant to higher authorities. The accused has been lodged in Central Jail Srinagar for undergoing the above said sentences.

Dated  19-05-2015

 

Clerk of Sub treasury Dharmari  Reasi Caught red handed

 

The Vigilance Organization caught red handed one  Mohammad Shafi, Clerk, Sub Treasury, Dharmari  Reasi  while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs. 5,000/- from the complainant

 The complainant namely Shri Inder Singh, Lineman, PHE Dharmari  lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organization Jammu, stating therein that he has approached the concerned clerk for release of his GP Fund to the tune of RS 1,40,000. The  Clerk of said treasury demanded a bribe amount of Rs. 5000/- in order to release his GP Fund. 

 On receipt of this complaint, Case FIR No. 24/2015 U/S 5(2) P.C. Act Svt. 2006 r/w 161 RPC P/S VOJ was registered and investigation taken up. The trap team headed by Dy. SP V.K. Bhat, DySP VOJ assisted by officials of Vigilance Jammu  laid a successful trap in which the accused Mohammad Shafi,  Clerk was caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 5,000/- as bribe from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from the possession of the accused Clerk in presence of an independent witness. The accused was arrested on the spot and further investigation is taken up. 

Dated 12-05-2015.

 

“Vigilance Organisation produced Challan against Patwari Halqa Pallar Budgam"

 

Today on 12-05-2015 Vigilance Organization Kashmir produced Challan in Case FIR No. 07/2013 before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-corruption, Kashmir, Srinagar, against accused public servant namely Mohammad Sideeq R/o Pallangarh, Thanamandi Rajouri, then Patwari Halqa Pallar Budgam,

            The Case was registered in P/S Vigilance Organization Kashmir on a written complaint lodged by one Shri Altaf Hussain Wani R/o Pallar, Budgam alleging therein that he was processing his loan case in Co-Operative Bank Budgam for which revenue document (Intikhab) was required. His Father had applied for issuance of Intikhab from the said Patwari who demanded Rs. 1000/- as bribe for issuance of Intikhab. The complainant demanded initiation of  legal action against the accused in presence of independent witness.

During the course of investigation the accused Patwari was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs. 1000/- from the complainant.

            The investigation of the case was concluded as proved and after accorded of Govt. sanction for launching prosecution against the accused person, the challan of the case was produced before the Hon’ble court of Special Anti-corruption Judge Kashmir, Srinagar. At the time of production of the Challan the accused was present in the court and was released on bail. The next date of the case has been fixed on 08-06-2015.

 

                                 

Dated: 11.05.2015

 

(Extension of (06) months in engagement of Public Prosecutors for newly created Anti corruption Courts on contractual basis ordered by ADGP/Director of Vigilance, J&K Srinagar)

                Today the ADGP/DOV, Vigilance Organization, J&K, Srinagar accorded sanction to the extension in the period of engagement for 06 months of following retired officers as Public Prosecutors on contractual/consolidated basis in newly designated Additional Anti Corruption Courts w.e.f. 10.04.2015, in pursuance to Government Order No. 15-GAD(Vig) of 2015 dated 24.04.2015, issued by GAD.

S.No

Name of the candidate

Anti Corruption Court (designate) for which engagement recommended.

01

Mushtaq Ahmad Shah

Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge Baramulla.

02

Munshi Zulfkar

Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge Anantnag.

03

Zulfkar Ali Mirza

Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge Kathua.

04

Nisar Ahmad Allaqband

Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge Pulwama.

05

Mohammad Asgar Beigh

Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge Doda.

06

Ab Khaliq Mirza

Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge Rajouri.

 

Dated: 24th      of   April – 2015.

 

 ( Shri. Mushtaq Ahmad Beigh the then SDM Uri and Shri Ab. Rashid Tantray the then Clerk in the office of SDM Uri falls in Vigilance Net)

 

 

                        Verification conducted by the Vigilance Organization Kashmir   Revealed that Shri Mushtaq Ahmad Beigh the then SDM Uri and Shri Ab. Rashid Tantray the then Clerk in the said office have hatched   a criminal conspiracy and in furtherance of such conspiracy and by abuse of their officials positions , dishonestly  obtained and received lacs of rupees as bribe from the beneficiaries whose land, houses/shops etc have come under  Boniyar Uri Project Road Widening  Programmed during the year 2007-2008. It has been further established that Shri. Ab. Rashid Tantray the then Clerk in SDM Office Uri has received  an amount of Rs. 27000/- as illegal gratification from one beneficiary  namely Mohammad Lateef Khan S/o Mohammad Sultan Khan R/o Uranbaha Uri for processing his compensation  case against two of his shops  which have come under the road, and later on  to cover up his illegal act has  issued two cheques  from his personal account No 316598 SB of State Bank of India and 2666-SB of J&K Bank Seloo Sopore  in favour of the  beneficiary , however could not be  cashed  due to  low balances in these accounts.

                  The omission /commissions on the part of above public servants attracts provisions of offence u/s 5(1) ( d) r/w 5(2) Prevention of Corruption Act Svt 2006 , Sections 120B, 161RPC and accordingly Case FIR  No. 28/2015 P/S VOK  registered and the further investigation has been taken up.

Dated 23.04.2015-11

Police Official caught red handed

 

Today on 23.04.2015 a complaint was lodged in Vigilance Organisation Jammu by Shri Ram Saroop S/o Shri Harbans Lal R/o Mandal Tehsil & District Samba alleging that on 28.03.2015 a FIR has been registered against some villagers of village Mandal in P/S Purmandal and one official Sgct.Ibrar Wani of Police Station Purmandal demanding Rs.10,000/- as illegal gratification from the complainant and threatened that in case  he did not pay the said amount to him he will be implicated in the said FIR. On this complaint, a trap team comprising of Dy.SP Girdhari Lal, Inspector Hari Singh, Inspector Barkat Hussain, Inspector Deepak Jasrotia and two Independent witnesses was constituted who laid a trap under the supervision of Shri R.K.Chalotra, SSP(Vigilance) Samba-Kathua and arrested Sgct. Ibrar Wani while accepting bribe of Rs.10,000/- from the complainant in the presence of Independent witnesses. A case FIR No.20/2015 stands registered under relevant sections of law in P/S Vigilance Organisation, Jammu against the accused person.  

Dated:23.4.2015

VO registered one more case against officials of Education Zone Dangerpora.

                 Vigilance organization registered case FIR No. 27/2015 against  Meharj-ud-din Shawal, the then ZEPO Dangerpora, Zahoor Ahmad peer the then Headmaster Middle School Yamberzalwari and the then ZEOs  Bashir Ahmad Mir and Mohammad Shafi on the outcome of verification conducted into the allegations of embezzlement of Govt. funds,  which revealed that the suspects by way of abuse of their official position and for pecuniary advantage, hatched a criminal conspiracy with each other and have withdrawn an amount of Rs. 79,86243/- from time to time on account of execution of civil works in Govt. Middle School Yamberzalwari during the year   2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13. Out of the total amount of Rs. 79,86243/- an amount of Rs. 70,91,414/- have been drawn dishonestly / fraudulently by the suspects and thereby  caused corresponding loss to the state exchequer.    

                  The omission /commissions on the part of public servants constitutes offence punishable u/s 5(1) ( C) r/w 5(2) Prevention of Corruption Act Svt 2006 , section 120B & 409 RPC and accordingly case FIR No. 27/2015 has been registered and further investigation taken up.

22-04-2015 

Two Ex. Divisional Commissioners Kashmir & others in Vigilance net 

      Vigilance Organisation Kashmir booked senior officers of Revenue Department for irregularities committed in the transfer of state land in District Srinagar under Roshni Scheme. A verification conducted by Vigilance Organisation has revealed that in the year 2007,  ownership rights of state land measuring  07 kanals 07 marlas under khasra No. 216, 217 and  218 in Estate Nursingh Garh site at Karan Nagar have been vested in favour of one Sajad Parvez S/o Talib Hussain R/o Baghat-i-Barzulla Srinagar under residential category @ Rs 45.00 lacs per kanal by a price fixation committee. It has been found that Sajad Parvez S/o Talib Hussain R/o Baghat-i-Barzulla Srinagar was not the occupant at all in terms of provisions of State Land (vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act  to which the ownership rights could have been conferred.     

The verification further revealed that the report and out of the leased /possessed land of 07 Kanal 07 Marlas, an area of 01 Kanal 04 Marlas (33’ X 228’) is hit by Ribbon Development Act. But in quite disregard to the provisions of State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, the  Committee  has decided and mutated whole chunk of land i.e. 07 Kanal 07 Marlas in favour of Sajad Parvez.

            Further, on plea of beneficiary, committee approved rates applicable for residential category whereas rates of commercial category was applicable in the case.

            The verification further revealed that the Committee has fixed a rate of Rs 65.00 lacs per kanal  in the same location in the same year for the plots of land adjacent and opposite to that of Sajad Parvez. By fixing a rate of Rs 45.00 lacs per kanal and placing it in the residential category, a minimum loss of Rs 97,70,625/-  has been caused to the state exchequer.

         The  commissions / omissions  on the part of price fixation committees in the conferment of ownership rights of state land  to the non-entitled beneficiary namely Sajad Parvez S/o Talib Hussain R/o Baghat-i-Barzulla, Srinagar constitute the offence of criminal misconduct. Accordingly case FIR No.26/2015 u/s 5(1)(c), 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) P. C. Act and section 120-B RPC has been registered in P/S VOK and investigation  taken up.

Dated: 17.04.2015-II

The Vigilance Organization, Jammu has registered case FIR No.19/2015 u/s 5 (1) (d) r/w 5 (2) P.C Act 2006 in P/S VOJ on the basis of a verification conducted into the allegations for not lifting the allocated quota of rice from Food Corporation of India (FCI) under wheat Based Nutrition Programme (WBNP) by the officers of Social Welfare Department, Jammu which has revealed that under the said scheme the concerned CDPO’s by misusing their official position did not lift the allotted quota of rice in time during the year 2009-10 as per the schedule from FCI stores and instead purchased the same from the local market at exorbitant  rates in various Districts of Jammu viz Reasi, Udhampur and Poonch, thus causing a loss of Rs. 16, 22,611/- to the state exchequer.  The investigation of the case has been taken up.

 

Dated: 17.04.2015.

The then DDC Kupwara and others booked by Vigilance Organisation.

 

          Verification Conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir into the allegations of purchase of substandard matting and other furnishing items on highly exorbitant rates during the year 2013-14. The District Level Purchasing Committee Kupwara headed by the then District Development Commissioner Kupwara  Shri Itrat Hussain  (Chairman DLPC) and other members namely (1)  Mohammad Qasim the then District Program Officer ICDS Kupwara (Member Secretary), 2) Sh. Gh. Nabi Bhat the then Treasury officer Kupwara, 3). Sh.Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat the then I/C Assistant Director CA&PD Kupwara, 4). Dr. Aleem the then CMO Kupwara, and 5). Shri Ali Mohammad Mir General Manager DIC Kupwara have approved the purchase of different quality of matting as against the advertised excel matting.  It has been found that the Chairman and other members  of the DLPC Kupwara in league with each  others and the supplier namely Khurshid Ahmad Malik R/o Vilgam  Handwara have effected purchases of matting (non woven) measuring 30,22,63 aq feet @ Rs. 17 /Sqf from the said  supplier for Anganwari  Centres of District Kupwara on exorbitant rates thereby conferring pecuniary  benefits  to them and the supplier to the tune of Rs. 15,11,315/- and corresponding loss to the state exchequer

             The afore mentioned omissions and commissions on the part of the above mentioned officers/officials and the supplier constitute offences punishable under sections 5(1) (d) r/w section 5(2) J&K P.C.Act Svt. 2006 section 120-B RPC, accordingly Case FIR No. 25/2015 P/S VOK registered and the further investigation taken up.

 

Dated: 16th April, 2015.

Executive Engineer, Mechanical Irrigation Construction Division, Srinagar & others in Vigilance net

 

Vigilance Organization registered a case FIR No. 24/2015 against Shri Nisar Ahmad Dar the then  Executive Engineer, Mechanical Irrigation Construction Division, Wazir Bagh Srinagar, Assistant Executive Engineers Shri Tasaduq Hussain Dar and Shri Karamjeeet Singh, on the outcome of an enquiry  conducted by the Vigilance organization which revealed  that the above mentioned officers by misuse of their official positions  placed supply orders for design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 18 No’s of 11 KV 3 phase Trivectro Meters with  firms M/s Bashir Brother’s, Red Cross Road, Srinagar and M/s Srinagar Mechanical Works, College Road, Wazir Bagh Srinagar during the year 2011-12 and 2012-13 on very high exorbitant rates  thus causing a loss of more than  Rs. 18.00 lacs/- to the State exchequer.

Thus omissions and commissions on the part of the above mentioned public servant constitute offences punishable under section 5(1) (d) r/w 5 (2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act, Samvat 2006, section 120-B, RPC, accordingly case has been registered and investigation taken up.

Dated:   15-04-2015

 

The then Naib Tehsildar, Patwari & others booked by Vigilance Organisation.

 

Pursuant to verification conducted by Vigilance Organization, Jammuhas revealed that Shri Raiz Ahmed the then Patwari Halqa Hakkal, Satwari, Jammu in a conspired manner has created earlier non existent khasra measuring 25 kanals situated at Village Surya Chak adjoining to the existing Khasra in the original record of Nakal Khasra Paimash to confer undue benefit to Shri Vijay Kumar S/o Shri Yash Pal R/o Beli Charana, whereas, the said Khasra is Non-existing in Missal Hakayat (ROR) and Khatuni. In furtherance of the conspiracy Riaz Ahmed in connivance with Shri Subash Chander the then Naib Tehsildar, Record Room, Jammu and others has changed the Khasra Girdawari of state land measuring 25 kanals situated at village Chack Surya in the records of Record Room. The said Patwari also entered Girdawari in favour of beneficiary Sh. Vijay Kumar for land measuring 25 kanals in Khasra No.1 of village Chak Surya of the state land. Also, Shri Riaz Ahmed the then Patwari Halqa Hakkal by abuse of his official position in a conspired manner with Shri Vijay Kumar and other has manipulated the revenue record of Khasra No.1 & 35 situated at village Daulat Chak measuring 11 kanals each of state land and of Khasra No.411, 414, 417, (new) situated at village Ganeshu Chak measuring 10 & 50 kanals respectively, of state land for conferring undue benefit upon the said Vijay Kumar.

 

As such Case FIR No. 18/2015 P/S VOJ has been registered in Vigilance Organization u/s 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) of J&K PC Act Svt 2006 and Sections 467, 468, 471 & 120-B RPC on the prima facie establishment of offences against the accused Sh. Raiz Ahmed the then Patwari Halqa Hakkal, Satwari, Sh. Subash Chander Sharma the then Naib Tehsildar, (now retired), Record Room, Jammu, Sh. Vijay Kumar (Beneficiary) S/O Sh. Yash Paul R/O Bali Charana, Jammu and others. 

Dated:-13-4-2015

 

Vigilance Organisation registered a case against officers / officials of Education Department & others.

 

                  Verification conducted into the allegations  regarding embezzlement of  Govt funds under SSA scheme by the suspects namely Sh. Bashir Ahmed Mir, Sh.Nazir Ahmed Farash , Mst Asifa Begum the then ZEOs Dangerpora, Sh. Mehrajudin Shawl the then ZEPO Dangerpora, Rifat Ara the then Jr. Assistant, ZEO Office Dangerpora , Sh. Gh. Jeelani Pukhta,  Mst. Rifat Akhter, Sh. Ab. Rashid Malik the then Headmasters of GMS Warpora, Sh. Zahoor Ahmed Shah the then Headmaster Middle School Yamberzulwari and the bank officials of J&K Bank Branch T.P Sopore.  On the outcome of verification prima facie establishing that, the officers/officials entered into a criminal conspiracy and in furtherance of such conspiracy in the year 2011-12 and 2012-13 dishonestly and fraudulently misappropriated Govt funds to the tune of Rs. 13,68,370/- out of  SSA / MDM funds which otherwise were meant for the nourishment of students in Education Zone Dangerpora by opening a fictitious account under No. A/C No. SB-32596 maintained in J&K Bank Branch T.P Sopore in the name of Nayeema Akhtar D/O Gh. Mohi-ud-din Malla R/O Radigam Hygam Sopore . The misappropriated amount has been withdrawn from the official account of ZEO Dangerpora under No. 3308 and SG-10 maintained in JK Bank TP Sopore and credited into the above quoted fictitious account NO.  and thereby have withdrawn the said amount through an ATM Card opened/operated by suspect Rifat Ara Jr. Assistant without the knowledge of account holder and thereby have embezzled the same for their pecuniary gains and corresponding loss to the state exchequer to the tune of Rs.13,68,370/-.     

                  The omission /commissions on the part of public servants attracts provisions of offence u/s 5(1) ( C) r/w 5(2) Prevention of Corruption Act Svt 2006 , section 120B, 409 &467 RPC and accordingly case FIR No. 23/2015 has been registered and further investigation taken up.

 Dated:- 09-04-2015

Vigilance Organisation, Jammu produced Challan against VLW of RDD Department.

 

 Today on 09.04.2015 Vigilance Organisation Jammu has produced challan in case FIR No.22/2007 u/s 5(1) (e), r/w 5(2) J&K P.C.Act Svt.2006 against Parshotam Kumar the then VLW Thathri r/o Balote Tehsil Bhaderwah, Doda in the Hon’ble Court of Addl. District and Sessions Judge Anti-corruption Doda in a disproportionate assets which was registered against him in P/S VOJ on the basis on enquiry which has revealed that the accused during his service has raised disproportionate property through ill-gotten money beyond his legal sources of income. During the course of investigation, the allegations were prima facie established against him. Accordingly, after completion of the investigation, Govt. sanction was obtained from the competent Authority for production of challan against the accused public servant for judicial determination. The next date of hearing has been fixed for24.04.2015.

Dated:   08-04-2015

  Sr. Asstt. ZEO office Tangdar falls in Vigilance Net. 

Vigilance Organisation Kashmir registered a case FIR No.22/2015 P/S VOK against Mohammad Ashraf Poswal Sr. Assistant ZEO office Tangdhar, on the outcome of verification conducted alleging therein that the official during his service accumulated huge assets both movable/immovable which are disproportionate to his known source of income by resorting to corrupt and illegal practices.

Simultaneously, searches have been carried out at the residential houses / office of the suspect on 08.04.2015 at Srinagar and Karnah, Tangdhar with the assistance of District Administration, Local Police and Crime Branch.

Thus omissions and commissions on the part of the above mentioned public servant constitute offences punishable U/S 5(1) (e), r/w 5(2) J&K P.C.Act Svt.2006 and further investigation taken up. 

 

Dated:- 01-04-2015 

 

Review meeting held to discuss Roshni cases 

 

          A review meeting was held at Vigilance Headquarters,Jammu headed by  Sh.  S. Owais Ahmad, Director of Vigilance and attended by Sh Alok Puri,  IGP Vigilance, Sh. J. L Sharma, DIG Vigilance, AIG (Hqrs), all branch SSsP, Dy Director Prosecution, Senior Prosecuting and investigating officers   to discuss the investigation of cases related to distortion and violation of rules under which ownership rights were vested to beneficiaries under Roshni Scheme. . During the meeting, district-wise violations of Roshni cases were discussed and it was stressed that speedy and qualitative investigation should be conducted in each case so that these cases are completed within a specific time period. During the meeting it surfaced that the slow pace of revenue authorities in providing record and   demarcation of land is creating impediments in expediting these cases.

In this regard the matter has been taken up with the concerned authorities to resolve the problems which are major bottlenecks for the early conclusion of these cases.  

Dated:-   26 March, 2015

The then Director and Veterinary Assistant Surgeon of Animal Husbandry in Vigilance Net

A verification conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir into the allegations of  illegal release of salary worth more than five lacs rupees in favour of accused Dr. Suhail Jan Kawooa S/o Ghulam Qadier Kawoosa R/o Firdous Colony Buchpora then Veterinary Assistant Surgeon, Animal  Husbandry Department Kashmir, has revealed that the said accused has proceeded to United Kindgdom for higher studies in University of Nottingham without any permission from competent authority and the accused namely Ghulam Rasool Mir S/o Lt. Mohammad Abdullah Mir R/o Mominabad Anantnag then Director Animal Husbandry Department, Kashmir ( now retired) by misuse of his official position, granted post facto sanction of leave, without conducting formal departmental enquiry and ordered for drawal of salary amounting Rs. 5,08,967/- illegally in favour of the accused Dr. Suhail Jan Kawoosa for the period 01.01.2012 to 10.10.2012 for which he was not entitled to and have thus conferred undue benefit upon the said accused public servant thereby causing wrongful loss to the state exchequer and corresponding gain to accused Dr. Suhail Jan Kawoosa.

Accordingly the case FIR N0. 20/2015 P/s VOK u/s 5 (2) J&K P.C.Act Svt. 2006 was registered in P/S VOK and investigation of the Case is taken up.

Dated:   25-03-2015 

   Asstt. Engineer TLMD IV Pampore falls in Vigilance Net.

Vigilance Organisation Kashmir registered a case FIR No.19/2015 P/S VOK against Kuldeep Singh Sodhi, AE TLMD-IV Pampore, on the outcome of verification conducted alleging therein that the officer during his service accumulated huge assets disproportionate to his known source of income by resorting to corrupt and illegal practices.

The verification conducted reveals that the assets are disproportionate to his known source of income, therefore  constitute offences punishable U/S 5(1) (e), r/w 5(2) J&K P.C.Act Svt.2006 and accordingly case FIR NO. 19/2015 P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir  has been registered against the accused and the raids were simultaneously conducted at Jammu and Srinagar. During searches, some incriminating documents were recovered which are under scrutiny.

Dated:- 23.03.2015

VO registers case against then Tehsildar Banihal for issuing fake RBA certificate 

The Vigilance Organisation registered a case FIR NO. 16/2015 P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu against Sh. Jitender Mishra, then Tehsildar Banihal on the outcome of verification conducted into the allegations of concealment of facts and inclusion of fake RBA/OSC/ALC certificates by J&K Public Service Commission by most of the selected KAS candidates. 

A verification conducted revealed that one RBA certificate was issued in favour of Smt Indra Thakur D/O Hari Om Singh Thakur R/O Alambass, Tehsil Banihal. District Ramban by  the then Tehsildar Banihal Sh Jitender Mishra in violation of the laid down provisions of J&K Reservation Act 2004. On the basis of that certificate, the beneficiary Smt Indra Thakur got selected in KAS in the year 2001 under RBA category. 

In this manner, the aforesaid acts of omissions and commission prima facie establishes offence punishable under section 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006, and accordingly case FIR NO. 16/2015 P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu has been registered against the accused and investigation taken up.

Dated:-20-03-2015

Vigilance Organisation registered cases against the officers of Health Department

Vigilance Organization, Jammu registered three cases under FIR Nos.13/2015, 14/2015 & 15/2015 in Police Station Vigilance Organization, Jammu u/s  5 (1) (d), 5(2) P.C. Act and 120-B RPC against the then Chief Medical Officer Poonch namely 1. Dr.Ashok Verma, 2. Dr. Mohdammad Akram Malik & 3. Dr. Mumtaz Hussain Shah then Block Medical Officers Surankote, District Poonch and others on the basis of an outcome of an enquiry conducted by District Vigilance Officer Poonch into the allegations of illegal appointments of Class-IV employees in connivance with the accused beneficiaries i.e. Nursing Orderlies and Safaiwalas from time to time by depriving the genuine persons. The investigation of these cases has been taken up.

Dated:- 20-03-2015-I

Vigilance Organisation raided  offices of different departments in Kashmir.

 

  Vigilance conducted raid on 19.03.2015  at the  working site Khrew and Head office Nawa-i-Subah Complex Srinagar of J&K Cements, in presence of  Departmental Vigilance Officers of J&K Cements Ltd. and Executive Magistrate. The raid was conducted on the basis of an  allegations that the officers/officials of J&K Cements Ltd. by way of favoritism have purchased imported coal of inferior quality from local dealers and without following the laid down procedure for such purchases. Samples of coal were obtained from working site at Khrew for chemical analysis by the experts and records were obtained for scrutiny for further course of action. The JSC team was headed by Shri Adil Hussain-DYSP .

 Another  raid was conducted at Parking slots of OPD/Causality of SMHS Hospital Srinagar on the allegations that some employees of SMHS Hospital Srinagar in league with contractor have allotted the parking slots on very low rates and are charging Rs.20/- per LMV as parking fee against Rs.10/- as per tender notice.  However, some relied documents have been obtained for scrutiny and further necessary action under law is in progress. The JSC team was headed by Shri Muneer Ahmad DYSP.   

 

Dated:- 16-03-2015

VO registers case against revenue officials 

          Vigilance Organisation registered Case FIR No.12/2015 P/S VOJ on the outcome of verification conducted into the allegations pertaining to change of nature of the State Land measuring 48 Kanals from Gair Mumkin Khad to Varyal Doyam by then Naib Tehsildar and Patwari Jourian by showing the cultivation of beneficiaries over the said land.

          The verification conducted revealed that Shri Sukh Ram then Naib Tehsildar Jourian and Shri Ajit Kumar then Patwari after hatching conspiracy with Balbir Singh, Jasbir Singh and Tarseem Singh, illegally and fraudulently changed the nature of land measuring 48 Kanals by showing it under cultivation from Gair Mumkin Khad to Varyal Doyam without any competence and in utter violation of the relevant acts and rules.

Verification conducted has further revealed that in khasra No. 430/1,  nature of land from Gair Mumkin Khad to Varyal Doyam has been illegally changed in 113 kanals of land out of which entry of 88 kanals including the aforementioned 48 kanals has been made by then Naib Tehsildar Jourian and others during the year 2009 while as the illegal entry of remaining 25 Kanals of land has been made by the predecessors of said Naib Tehsildar and others during their respective period of postings.

Thus omissions and commissions on the part of the above mentioned public servants constitute offences punishable U/S  5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) of J&K PC Act 2006 and Section 120-B RPC and accordingly Case FIR No. 12/2015 P/S VOJ has been registered in Vigilance Organization and investigation taken up.

 

Dated:- 03.03.2015 

   Police Cops in Vigilance net

  The Vigilance Organisation registered a case FIR NO. 10/2015 P/SVigilance Organisation Jammu on the outcome of verification conducted into the allegations of demand and acceptance of money by the Police cops.

A verification conducted revealed that the then DySP Ramnagar District Udhampur and Constable Yudhvir Singh then reader to said DySP had demanded and accepted  Rs 2,20,000/- as illegal gratification from the complainant namely Makhan Lal for release of his son involved in a suicide case.

In this manner, the aforesaid acts of omissions and commission prima facie establishes offence punishable under section 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006, section 161 RPC and accordingly case FIR NO. 10/2015 P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu has been registered against the accused and investigation taken up.

Officers/officials of LAWDA in Vigilance Net

A verification conducted into the allegations leveled in a complaint received in Vigilance Organization J&K revealed that Mohd Amin Bhat S/o Ghulam Qadir Bhat R/o Alamgaribazar, Srinagar applied in the year 2006 to the Deputy Director (Registration)  Tourism Department, Kashmir for conversion of his double storeyed residential house located at Arabal Shalimar into Guest House. The Deputy Director (Registration) Tourism Department, Kashmir sought the NOC from Secretary LAWDA. 

                  It has been revealed that the owner of the guest house Mohd Amin Bhat was granted permission for construction of two storeyed residential house by J&K Lakes & Water Development Authority, Srinagar vide order NO. 51- Bldg/LDA of 2003 dated 18.09.2003 for a plinth area of 1200 sqft and compound walling of a length of 583 rft whereas the said  two storeyed building with attic  was constructed  on a  plinth area of around 3914 Sqft, in violation of the basic building permission.The Executive Engineer Lake Division 2nd LDA, Srinagar namely Ajay Kumar Koul (retired ),   his subordinate Assistant Executive Engineer Lake Division 2nd LDA, Srinagar namely Feroze Ahmed Mir,  the Assistant Town Planner, Srinagar Shri Nazir Ahmed Magray  and his subordinate Draftsman namely Bashir Ahmed Nanda of Town Planning Organization have played the main role in preparation of false   reports which were  sent to the Secretary J&K LAWDA, wherein they  have deliberately concealed the facts and instead had given NOC for conversion of the said building to guest house, making no mention of the violation of basic building permission by the owner of the said building.

It has been further revealed  that an amount of Rs. 58,4,80/- was received from the owner of the guest house as building permission fee for a plinth area of only 1462 Sqft, at commercial rates whereas the said  two storeyed building with attic  was constructed  on a  plinth area of around 3914 Sqft, in violation of the basic building permission. The owner of the Guest House was supposed to pay a fee of Rs. 2,80,241/-, for a  plinth area of around 3914 Sqft, at commercial charges but he paid only Rs. 58,4,80/- for a plinth area of only 1462 due to which  a loss of Rs. 2,21,176/- has been caused to  the state exchequer.

It has been further revealed that the Chief Town Planner vide his letter No. BPC/Sgr/LTPK-08/1279 dated 30.10.2008 had communicated to the Vice Chairman J&K LAWDA, Srinagar that  after spot inspection it was observed that Mohammad  Amin Bhat committed deviations on a large scale from the building permission approved to him, but despite receipt of this communication from Chief Town Planner, Kashmir, no action was taken by  the J&K Lakes & Waterways Development Authority with regard to levying of the fee for conversion of the residential house into a guest house for commercial purposes. 

 By acting in the aforementioned manner, the accused public servants and others  by abusing  their official position conferred undue pecuniary advantage upon the beneficiary owner of the  Guest House namely  Mohd Amin Bhat S/o Gh. Qadir Bhat R/o Lalbazar Srinagar which resulted in  wrongful loss of Rs. 2,21,176/-  to the state exchequer.  

              Accordingly the case FIR N0. 17/ 2015 P/s VOK u/s 5 (1) (d),5 (2) J&K P.C.Act 2006 r/w section 120-(B) RPC was registered in P/S VOK and investigation of the Case is taken up.

                              Dated:-24-2-2015

Chief Medical Officer  Budgam and others in Vigilance net.

 

 The Vigilance Organisation registered a case FIR NO.  16/2015 P/S VOK U/S 5(1),(d) r/w Sec. 5(2) J&K  P.C Act 2006 and section 420,467,471, 120-B RPC,  on the outcome of verification conducted into the allegations of embezzlement of Rs. 17 lacs by CMO Office Budgam and others during the year 2009-10 out of funds allotted under Office expenditure.

A verification conducted revealed that the CMO Budgam Mohammad Abdullah Bhat and Cashier Nissar Ahmad hatched a criminal conspiracy with BMO Khag and Charar-i-Sharief and by resorting to fraudulent means, prepared fictitious/false bills in respect of various purchase/repairing works have put the state exchequer to loss to the tune of Rs. 11,78,240/-.

 It has been also revealed that an amount of Rs. 8,01,990/- was found withdrawn by the then Chief Medical Officer, Budgam Shri Mohammad Abdullah Bhat, then Cashier CMO’s, office Budgam Shri Nissar Ahmad Bhat, the then BMO Khag Shri Bashir Ahmad Khan and the then BMO Char-i-Sharief Shri Mohammad Iqbal Bhat and others during the year 2009-2010 on account of repairing of departmental vehicles which was never done.

It was also revealed that installation of LED Hoarding and production of short films was placed with M/S Oscar Cine Media Group Srinagar without any competition and payment was made to the firm. However the firm made additional demand on account of excess duration of the short film of Rs. 68,750/-. The accused CMO in league with his Cashier disbursed an amount of Rs. 1,57,000/- to the firm and in this manner a clear excess payment of Rs. 88,250/- has been illegally and fraudulently made to the firm

In addition withdrawal of  Rs. 50000/- was effected fraudulently  in cash on account of purchase of medicines on the occasion of Moharam – ul –Haram by the accused CMO.  Further an amount of Rs. 238,000/- was also withdrawn on account of fake bills of T.A and purchase of miscellaneous articles.

The investigation of the case is taken up. 

 

Dated: 23.02. 2015-1

POLICE OFFICIAL CAUGHT RED HANDED WHILE Accepting bribe(23.2.15)
 

In its continued drive against the menace of bribery the special surveillance squad of Vigilance Organisation Kashmir led by Dy.SP Muneer Ahmad assisted by Inspector A.R. Mir & Inspector Murtaza Ahmad under the supervision of SSP Vigilance (SLK) Shri M.S. Punoo caught HC Mohd Shafi No.264/s of P/S Panthachowk Srinagar, red handed in presence of independent witnesses while demanding and accepting bribe Rs.1500/- as illegal gratification from the complainant namely Sh. Khursheed Mohd Bhat R/O Zawoora Srinagar for doing favour in case FIR No.6/2014 P/S Panthachowk.

Accordingly, a case FIR No.15/2015 u/s 5(2) of J&K P.C Act was registered at P/S VOK. Further investigation into the case is in progress.   

Dated: 23.02. 2015-2

 

Officers/officials of PHE Division Budgam booked by Vigilance Kashmir.

 

                        A Joint Surprise Check conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir into the allegations of misappropriation of funds shown utilized by officers/officials of PHE Division Budgam for execution of works viz re-alignment of pipe network for coming under road widening of Narbal Tangmarg Road (NTR). During the course of Joint Surprise Check it was revealed that the Government of India has approved the said programme of road widening under the scheme “PMRP”. The DPR for the shifting of pipe network has been framed by the PHE Division Budgam for an amount of Rs. 403.30 Lacs which has been later revised for an amount of Rs. 460 Lacs. It has been found that an amount of Rs. 449 Lacs have been released as on date against the revised DPR. However neither the Basic DPR not the revised one have been technically sanctioned. The revision of the DPR has been initiated by the PHE Division Budgam without any approval from the competent authority. During the course of verification it was revealed that the officers/officials of PHE Division Budgam and Engineering wing (Tangmarg)  of Gulmarg Development Authority, namely Ab. Majid Mir, Gh. Mohammad Sofi, Altaf Ahmad Bhat, Ravinder Koul (the then Executive Engineer’s PHE Division Budgam from time to time), Parvaiz Ahmad Naqash (the then Executive Engineer Gulmarg Development Authority Tangmarg), Niyaz Ahmad Laway, S.K.Matoo, Farooq Ahmad (the then AEE’s PHE Division Budgam), Shakir Sikander Bhat, and Ab. Rehman Paul (the then JE’s PHE Division Budgam), under a well knit conspiracy during the period 2005 to 2008 were bound to reuse the 60% old pipes as per DPR, but instead have shown retrieval of 20108.65 Mtrs. of old pipes on papers and have shown laid the remaining extra number of pipes from fresh procurement measuring 16619 RM. As per final map prepared by PHE, wherein places/spots at Mazhama serving distribution for Kawoosa Khalisa, Checki Kawoosa and Kawoosa weir at which road widening has not taken place had shown using new pipes and not retrieved old pipes. This portion was specifically checked in the course of JSC and the pipes shown not retrieved have been found retrieved. Thus spot inspection conducted has revealed that actually the pipes have been retrieved from the portion thereby exposing misappropriation of old pipes and causing loss to state exchequer by laying new pipes including its labour cost as well as the material cost. In this way the accused officers and officials mentioned above have intentionally by way of misusing their official positions put the State exchequer to huge loss.

            Accordingly a case FIR No’s 14/2015 u/s 5(1) c,d r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act sections 120-B, 409,419,420,467, 468 and 471 RPC against the accused persons were registered in P/S VOK and investigations was taken up.

 

Dated: 23.02. 2015-3

Officers/officials of Urban Local Bodies Kashmir booked by Vigilance Kashmir.

                            

        The verifications conducted into the allegations pertaining to unauthorized release of Salary worth more than two lac rupees in favour of accused Sh.Mushtaq Ahmad Dar S/o Ghulam Rasool Dar R/o Check-e- Charthram Pattan at present Sanat Nagar Works Supervisor, Urban Local Bodies Kashmir Srinagar revealed that accused person namely Freddie Needu, then Administrator, Notified Area Tangmarg/ Gulmarg had illegally deputed accused Sh. Mushtaq Ahmad Dar For undergoing three year Diploma in Civil Engineering at Kashmir Government Polytechnic College, Srinagar during the year 1989 despite the fact that the Government had earlier rejected the proposal regarding the nomination/selection of Mushtaq Ahmad Dar for the said Diploma vide GAD correspondence issued under endorsement No. TRBH/RES/04/81-82 dated 06.09.1988. During the course of verification it also emerged that the accused Mushtaq Ahamd Dar has been appointed as Works Supervisor in Notified Area Committee, Tangmarg vide order No. NAC/GT/87/26 dated 05.10.1987 issued under the signature of accused Administrator when the accused Mushtaq Ahmad Dar was underage at that time as his actual date of birth as per records is 09.01.1971.

            During verification, it also surfaced that accused Mushtaq Ahmad 
Dar Managed B. E. Degree in Civil Engineering illegally from Regional Engineering College, Srinagar as a regular student during the period Nov. 1995 to May 2000 and accused officers namely Kachoo Isfandyar Khan, then ACR/Chairman NAC Kargil , Sh. Saleem Mohammad then ACR /Charmin NAC Kargil, Sh. Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, Gh. Mohammad Dar , Mohammad Amin Shah, Bashir Ahmad Bijili and Wali Mohammad Bhat the then Executive Engineer Urban and Local Bodies, Kashmir by abusing their respective official positions, released the salary illegally in favour of accused Mushtaq Ahmad Dar for the said period for which he was not entitled to and as such have conferred undue benefit upon the said accused public servant thereby causing huge loss to the state exchequer and corresponding wrongful gain to the accused Mustaq Ahmad Dar. Moreover, accused Mushtaq Ahmad Dar has been shown present on duty during the period he pursued BE degree at REC Srinagar.

                        Accordingly a case FIR No’s 13/2015 u/s 5(2) P.C Act Svt. 2006 against the accused persons were registered in P/S VOK and investigations was taken up.

 

Dated: 23.02. 2015-4

 

Commissioner SMC, BOCA officials and others falls in Vigilance Net

 

          Verification Conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir revealed that in the year 2008 Officers/officials of Building Operation Controlling Authority (BOCA) of Srinagar Municipal Corporation under the Chairmanship of Shri Syed Haq Nawaz  hatched  a criminal conspiracy ,by abuse of their  official positions have granted building permission No. 58 dated 28-04-2008 in favour of Shri Mushtaq Ahmad Ganai & his sons namely Wasim Mishtaq  and Shri. Naseem Mushtaq R/o Rajbagh Srinagar   for construction of  four storeyed commercial complex  with revolving restaurant cum basement for parking purposes on a plot of land  under survey No. 885 min and 930 min situated opposite Exhibition Ground  in Revenue Estate of Nursingh Garh Srinagar in supersession of earlier  four Building Permission No’s. 691 of 2002 dated 20-03-2002 ,No. 378 of 2002 dated 14-08-2002, No. 379 of 2002 dated 14-08-2002 , No. 381 of 2002 dated 14-08-2002 in gross violations and in contravention to the approved Srinagar Master Plan 2000-2021 and provisions of COBO Act, building Bye-Laws/Rules thereof.

               The Officers/Officials of BOCA by issuing Building Permission No’s 58 dated 28-04-2008 have thus by abuse of their official positions conferred undue favour/ advantage/benefit and wrongful gain to building owners mentioned above. Thus omissions and commissions on the part of the above mentioned public servants and the beneficiaries constitute offences punishable U/S 5(1),(d) r/w Sec. 5(2) J&K  P.C Act 2006 and section 120-B RPC, 

                 In this behalf Case FIR No. 12/2015 P/S VOK was registered and further investigation taken up.

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Dated: - 20-02-2015

 

Then Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, BOCA officials and others falls in Vigilance Net.

 

          Verification Conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir revealed that in the year 2009 Officers/officials  of Building Operation Controlling Authority (BOCA) of Srinagar Municipal Corporation under the  Chairmanship of the then Commissioner Municipal Srinagar hatched  a criminal conspiracy, by abuse of their official positions have granted building permission No. 188 dated 10-7-2009 in favour of Shri Tariq Ahmad Beigh S/o Habibullah R/o Rajbagh Srinagar  and others for regularization of deviation to the existing  four storied shopping complex with basement  floor on plot of land  under survey No. 885 min situated opposite Exhibition Ground in  Revenue Estate of Nursingh Garh Srinagar,  in supersession of earlier Building Permission No. 80 dated 03-05-2002. Similarly in  furtherance of criminal Conspiracy hatched by( BOCA) officers/officials Srinagar and  by abuse of their official positions have granted building Permission No. 189 dated 10-07-2009 in favour of Haji Mehrahudin S/o Haji Mohammad Qasim R/o Khanyar Srinagar  for regularization of deviation to the existing four storeyed shopping complex with basement  floor on a plot of land under survey No.885 min  situated opposite Exhibition Ground in Revenue Estate  of Nursingh Garh Srinagar  in supersession of earlier Building Permission No. 806 dated 18-12-200.

                The Officers/Officials  of BOCA by issuing Building Permission No’s 188,189 dated 10-07-2009  have regularized  gross deviation/violation on the part of building owners in construction of commercial complexes, which are in contravention to approved Srinagar master Plan 2000-2021 and provisions of COBO Act and Bye-Laws and Rules thereof 

                The omissions and commissions on the part of the above mentioned Public servants and the beneficiaries constitute offences punishable U/S 5(1),(d) r/w Sec. 5(2) J&K  P.C Act 2006 and section 120-B RPC, 

                 Accordingly, FIR No. 11/2015 was registered at P/S VOK and further investigation taken up.
 

Dated:- 13-02-2015

 

Patwari, Khanpur Nagrota, Jammu (now Tehsildar) and the then Tehsildar, Jammu (now retired) booked by Vigilance Organisation.

 

Vigilance Organisation Jammu registered a case FIR No.8/2015 at P/S VOJ against the then Patwari, Khanpur Nagrota, Jammu (now Tehsildar) and the then Tehsildar, Jammu (now retired) in pursuant to verification conducted by Vigilance Organsiation Jammu into the allegations that mutation No. 654 and 655 inrespect of 03 kanals, 02 kanals & 07 marlas of land sold by Om Parkash to Nek Ram Magotra and Rakesh Magotra respectively have been wrongly attested on the basis of sale deeds which have been executed on the basis of illegal Fards, contrary to section 28 (b) Agrarian Reforms Act, which have been prepared by the then Patwari Khanpur Nagrota (now Tehsildar) and attested by the then Tehsildar, Jammu (now retired).

Accordingly a case u/s 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) of J&K PC Act 2006 and Section 120-B RPC has been registered and further investigation taken up. 

Dated:- 13-02-2015

 

Officers / officials of S&T Deptt., P&D Deptt., PDD Deptt., DIC Sgr., JKEDA & M/S BEL Banglore booked by Vigilance Organization

 

  Vigilance Organization Kashmir registered Case FIR No. 10/2015 U/S 5(1) (d), r/w section 5(2) J&K P.C Act, Svt. 2006 Section 120-B and section 109 RPC against Officers / officials of S&T Deptt., P&D Deptt., PDD Deptt., DIC Sgr., JKEDA & M/S BEL Banglore, regarding bungling in procurement of  Solar Home Lighting Systems (SHL’s) and  their non utilization during 2009-2010 as verification has revealed that Officers/Officials of JKEDA without any requirement in certain projected areas submitted project proposals for procurement of 12367 SHL’s in respect of 68 remote un-electrified villages of J&K State under Rural Village Electrification (RVE) Programme with project completion period of Six working months to MNRE, GoI Vide Letter Dt. 20.02.2009 which was approved/sanctioned on 28.02.2009 & Rs.9984100/- was released/transferred as 70% of Central Financial Assistance to JKEDA on 04.03.2009 with condition of completion of Project till Dec-2009. The purchase committee intentionally dishonesty & fraudulently finalized the decision (with their signatures on the minutes of meeting Dt. 23.10.2009) about procurement of 6872 SHL’s in presence of the then ACEO Central JKEDA without involving financial advisor in favour of M/S BEL Bangalore at the rate of Rs. 13993/- per unit for item No. 09 of DG S&D rate contract after applying their amendment Dt.03.10.2009 with 3.5% discount to the basic rate contract meant only for an order from North India worth more than one Crore rupees (with no discount available on basic cost of Rs.14, 500/- per unit in it’s basic rate contract) despite cheaper options available to them, thereby causing a loss for Rs. 18, 27, 952/- whereas, the said firm was not participating in the new rate contract, the tender of which had already been opened on 29th July, 2009 DG S&D which fixed Rs. 12, 500/- per unit as basic rate for item No. 09. The purchase Committee knowingly dishonestly and intentionally finalized the procurement order only one week before the operation of new rate contract without any urgency by manipulating price bid under previous rate contract to confer undue benefit to M/S BEL Limited.

Thus a cumulative loss of Rs. 60.32 Lakhs approximately was caused to State Exchequer by above said Officers/Officials of JKEDA & others  knowingly, dishonesty and intentionally  by misuse and abuse their official position in criminal conspiracy with above said firms in order to confirm undue benefits to firms and themselves.

In this manner, the aforesaid acts of omissions and commission prima facie establishes offences punishable under section 5(1) (d), r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act Sat. 2006, section 120-B & 109 RPC. The investigation of the case has been taken up.

 

                     DATED: 12.02.2015

CA&PD OFFICIALS BOOKED IN MISAPPROPRIATION OF CARRIAGE CHARGES OF RATION

      The Vigilance Organization, Jammu has registered a case under FIR No.07/2015 against the then TSOs and storekeepers of CA&PD Department Gulabgarh Padder District Kishtwar. A verification conducted has revealed that the said officers/officials had fraudulently drawn carriage charges of ration during the year 2005 to 2011 by showing extra distance of carriage, thus, causing a loss of Rs. 2,80,000/- approximately to the state exchequer by misusing their official position. Investigation of the case taken up.

 

          

Dated: 09-02-2015

Officials of revenue department Pattan in Vigilance net. 

          The Vigilance Organisation registered a case FIR NO.  09/2015 P/S VOK U/S 5(1),(d) r/w Sec. 5(2) J&K  P.C Act 2006 and section 420,467,471, 120-B RPC,  on the outcome of verification conducted into the allegations that officers/officials of revenue department  Tehsil Pattan in league with the beneficiaries  has illegally transferred  land measuring  15 kanals 10 marlas bearing Khasra Nos. 400, 403 558 559 560/1 and 398 belonging to Shambo Nath S/o Pandith Ram Chand R/o Village Malmoha  by executing fake mutations and by insertions in revenue records.  

The verification thus conducted  revealed that the land mentioned above belongs actually to Shamboo Nath S/o Pandith Ram Chan R/o Village Malmoha Pattan  and his  other family members as per revenue records .The concerned revenue  officers by way of  insertions in respect of possession of land in the tenants column by obliterating word “ Khudkhasht” as “Ba-Kashkath”  in Jambabandi, changed the status  of land  in favour of tenants. Consequent upon these  insertions ,a fake mutation vide No. 318/1  under  section 4 of Agrarian Land Reforms Act, shown  executed on 16-06-1989 by the then Naib Tehsildar  Pattan  Sh. Ab. Hamid  and Patwari Sh.  Mohammad Yassen followed by another fake ,mutation vide 499 dated 04-08-2003 under section 8 of ALR Act executed by Sh. Gh. Nabi Shah the then incharge Patwari Halqa Malmoha Pattan,   thus illegally and by abuse of their official positions  transferred the above  land  to Sh. Gh. Hassan Sofi, Sh. Akbar Sofi and Sh. Ahmad Sofi Sons of Jawad Sofi R/o village  Malabuchan Pattan

 The aforesaid mentioned acts of omissions and commissions on the part of accused officer/officials of revenue department Pattan and beneficiaries prima facie established offences punishable U/S 5(1),(d) r/w Sec. 5(2) J&K  P.C Act 2006 and section 420,467,471 and 120-B RPC,  accordingly Case FIR No. 09/2015 P/S VOK is  registered and further investigation taken up.

 

Dated. 03.02.2015

 

Vigilance Organisation Kashmir registered two FIR No’s 06/2015 and 07/2015 u/s 5(1) C,(d) r/w 5(2) J&K PC Act, Svt. 2006 and 120-B RPC at P/S VOK against :-

 

1.  Officers/officials of Soil Conservation/Agriculture Department Kulgam.

 

Two separate verifications conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir into the allegations that heavy bunglings have been committed in the allotment of works and subsequent construction of water harvesting tanks and other units under soil conservation scheme by the officers/officials of Agriculture Department, Kulgam during the year 2009-2010. Assistant soil conservation officer Kulgam Shri Ghulam Hassan Bhat (Now retired) in connivance with Shri Mehraj-ud-Din Bhat, Chief Agriculture officer Kulgam (Now retired) Shri Mehraj-ud-Din Darzi, Soil Conservation Assistant and Shri Ghulam Hassan Shah, Field Assistant in league and active connivance with contractor namely Shri Farooq Ahmad Tantary S/O Gh Qadir R/O Waltengo Kulgam on the basis of resolution allotted the construction work of two Water Harvesting tanks to the said contractor at the cost of Rs. 11.28 lacs and 4.78 lacs respectively. The accused public servants being non-technical prepared estimates and conducted test check of works and also deliberately did not choose to refer the matter to Executing Agency, despite the fact that the public servants had no financial authority to get these works executed.  During verification, spot inspection and perusal of documents revealed that the public servants in order to bestow undue pecuniary advantage upon the contractor have released excess payment in respect of above referred works of Rs. 1,32,265/- on account of inflated X-Section i.e. width and heights and an amount of Rs. 1,48,187/- on account of inflated measurement against actual and existing measurement on spot. The intentional and deliberate act on the part of public servants have thus put state exchequer to wrongful loss of Rs. 2,80,452/- with corresponding wrongful gain to contractor and Public servants.

 

 

2.      Officers/officials of BDO Office Baghat-i-Kanipora in Vigilance Net

     The second verification was conducted into the allegations that the officers/officials of RDD Block Baghat-i-Kanipora have misappropriated Government money and adopted corrupt practices in construction of a number of Latrine Points in Halqa Dooniwari, revealed that during the year 2012-2013 officers/officials of RDD Block B.K.pora had selected 93 beneficiaries for construction of individual household latrine points (IHHL). The cost for each latrine point was fixed as Rs. 10,500/- which include beneficiary share of Rs. 900, share to be paid out of TSC Rs. 5100 and share to be paid out of MGNREGA Rs. 4500/-. All the beneficiaries were paid the 1st installment of Rs. 5100/- out of TSC total amounting to Rs. 4,74,300/-. During spot inspection randomly selected 37 beneficiaries of TSC, 13 Latrine Points were found non-existent. In furtherance of criminal conspiracy hatched by Smt. Shireen Sofi then BDO B.K.Pora, Shri Tanver Ahmad Dar, AE Sub Division B.K.Pora, Shri Siddarth Bhat JE Sub Division B.K.Pora, Shri Tariq Ahmad Sheikh Technical Assistant to MGNREGA in BDO office, Reyaz Ahmad Mir MPW, Shri Gh. Mohi-ud-din Misger, Sarpanch among themselves and others have dishonestly and fraudulently shown construction of 13 latrine points which were found non-existent during spot inspection, out of inspected 37 such latrine points and thereby having misappropriated an amount of Rs. 66,300/- with a corresponding loss to the State exchequer.

 

Further investigation into the cases are taken up.

 

Dated:- 28-01-2015 

Vigilance Organisation registers another case against Revenue officials of Samba district


 Vigilance Organisation has registered case vide FIR No. 05/2015 P/S VOJ against revenue officers/officials of District Samba. The complaint was received through State Vigilance commission from the Principal Accountant General (Audit) regarding illegalities committed in the transfer of state land under Roshni Act by officers/officials of Revenue Department District Samba.

A verification was conducted into the allegations and it has emerged that while settling the cases of illegal occupants for vesting of ownership rights, the officers/officials of Revenue Department District Samba have committed illegalities by abusing their official position, which include improper recorded possession, insufficient and incomplete documents, and the rates have not been fixed by Price Fixation  Committee as per provision of the act and in many cases money has not been remitted to Govt. Treasury besides, violation of prevention of Ribbon Development Act, non-eviction of illegal occupants from the state land and not putting the state land to auction.

The omission and commission on the part of revenue officers/officials of District Samba prima-facie disclose offences u/s 5(1)(c), 5(1)(d), r/w 5(2) of J&K P.C.Act, Svt 2006 section 120-B RPC and section 17 of State Land (*Vesting of Ownership to Occupants*) Act, 2001, for which a case has been registered and further investigation taken up.

Dated:- 23-01-2015 

Vigilance Organisation registers another case against Revenue officers /officials.
 

Vigilance Organisation has registered another case vide FIR No. 04/2015 P/S VOJ against revenue officers/officials of District Udhampur. The complaint was received through State Vigilance commission from the Principal Accountant General (Audit) regarding illegalities committed in the transfer of state land under Roshni Act by officers/officials of Revenue Department District Udhampur.

 A verification was conducted into the allegations and it has emerged that while settling the cases of illegal occupants for vesting of ownership rights, the officers/officials of Revenue Department District Udhampur have committed illegalities by abusing their official position, which include improper recorded possession, insufficient and incomplete documents, and the rates have not been fixed by Price Fixation  Committee as per provision of the act and in many cases money has not been remitted to Govt. Treasury besides, violation of prevention of Ribbon Development Act, non-eviction of illegal occupants from the state land and not putting the state land to auction.

The omission and commission on the part of revenue officers/officials of District Udhampur prima-facie disclose offences u/s 5(1)(c), 5(1)(d), r/w 5(2) of J&K P.C.Act, Svt 2006 section 120-B RPC and section 17 of State Land (Vesting of Ownership to Occupants) Act, 2001, for which a case has been registered and further investigation taken up.

 

Dated:- 22-01-2015

Vigilance Organisation Jammu registers case against Revenue officers
/officials of District Jammu.

 

Vigilance Organisation has registered a case FIR No. 03/2015 P/S VOJ against revenue officers/officials of District Jammu. The complaint was received through State Vigilance Organisation from the Principal Accountant General (Audit) to J&K State Vigilance Commission regarding illegalities committed in the transfer of state land under Roshni Act by officers/officials of Revenue Department District Jammu.

Accordingly, a verification was conducted into the allegations and it has emerged that while settling the cases of illegal occupants for vesting of ownership rights, the officers/officials of Revenue Department District Jammu have committed illegalities by abusing their official position, which include improper recorded possession, insufficient and incomplete documents, and the rates have not been fixed by Price Fixation  Committee as per provision of the act and in many cases money has not been remitted to Govt. Treasury besides, violation of prevention of Ribbon Development Act, non-eviction of illegal occupants from the state land and not putting the state land to auction.

The omission and commission on the part of revenue officers/officials of District Jammu  prima-facie disclose offences u/s 5(1)(c), 5(1)(d), r/w 5(2) of J&K P.C.Act, Svt 2006 section 120-B RPC and section 17 of State Land (Vesting of Ownership to Occupants) Act, 2001, for which a case has been registered and further investigation taken up.

 

Dtd:-21.1.2015

Two successful traps laid by Vigilance Organization Kashmir Srinagar.

 

1.           Range Clerk in the Forest Range Office Beerwah Budgam.

The Vigilance Organization Kashmir today on 21.01.2015 caught red handed one Nazir Ahmad Dar S/o Ab. Rahman Dar  R/o Chewa, Wadwan Budgam, Range Clerk in the Range office Beerwa Budgam while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant. The complainant namely Shri Gh. Nabi Ganie S/o Mohammad Shaban Ganie R/o Paripora Magam today lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir, stating therein that he has approached the Range office Forest Division Beerwah, to Renew his Sale Depot License. The Range Clerk concerned demanded a bribe amount of Rs. 1000/- in order to renew the license from the authorities. Since the complainant is against paying the bribe who accordingly lodged a complaint in VOK with an amount of Rs. 1,000/- for necessary action.

On receipt of the complaint, Case FIR No. 04/2015 U/S 5(2) P.C. Act Svt. 2006 r/w 161 RPC P/S VOK was registered and investigation taken up. The trap team headed by Dy. SP Mushtaq Ahamd under the supervision of SSP Vigilance Shri Altaf Ahmad Shah laid a successful trap in which Range Clerk in the Forest Range Office Beerwa Budgam was caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 1,000/- as bribe from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from the possession of the accused Range Clerk in presence of an independent witness. The accused was arrested on spot.

2.           Head Assistant in the office of Deputy Commissioner Budgam.

The Vigilance Organization Kashmir today on 21.01.2015 caught red handed one Gh. Mahdi Pandith S/o Gh. Hassan Pandith R/o Iskenderpora Budgam I/c Head Assistant Land and Acquisition Section, Deputy Commissioner Office Budgam while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs. 3,000/- from the complainant. The complainant namely Shri Firdous Ahmad Dar S/o Ab. Ahad Dar R/o Kralpora Budgam today lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir, stating therein that an Army Unit Budgam has deposited the rent/compensation amounting Rs. 6,00,000/- against the land of his wife namely Ulfat Ahad D/o Ab. Ahad Bhat which was under the possession of the Unit. The Head Assistant in the office of Deputy Commissioner Budgam namely Gh. Mahdi Pandit demanded a bribe amount of Rs. 3000/- in order to release of payment to the tune of Rs. 6,00,000/ form Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Budgam.Since the complainant is against paying the bribe who accordingly lodged a complaint in VOK with an amount of Rs. 3,000/- for necessary action.

On receipt of the complaint, Case FIR No. 05/2015 U/S 5(2) P.C. Act Svt. 2006 r/w 161 RPC P/S VOK was registered and investigation taken up. The trap team headed by Dy. SP Rafiq Ahmad Sheikh under the supervision of SSP Vigilance Shri Altaf Ahmad Shah laid a successful trap in which the Head Assistant in the office of Deputy Commissioner Budgam was caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 3,000/- as bribe from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from the possession of the accused Head Assistant in the presence of independent witness. The accused was arrested on spot.

 It is pertinent to mention that the accused Head Assistant was caught red handed by this Organization while demanding and accepting bribe in 2007 under FIR No. 21/2007 P/S VOK and the case already stands challaned in the Hon, Court. 

Dated:- 19-01-2015

 Revenue official caught red handed while accepting bribe. 

            A Special Surveillance Squad of Vigilance Organization Kashmir  under the supervision of Sh. Mohammad Majid Malik,  SP BKB, caught red handed one Syed Jalal-ud Din Bhukhari, Office Qanoongo, Tehsil office Pampore S/o Syed Sona- ullah R/o Midoora Tral at present Garden Lane Chanapora Srinagar while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000/- from the complainant.  

The complainant namely Shri Haji Nazir Ahmad Lone R/o Kadalabal Pampore lodged a written complaint with P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir, stating therein that he has moved an application to the tehsil office Pampore for registration of land measuring one kanal under survet No. 211 in favour of Shazia Ashraf r/o Nawakadal Sgr. The Tehsildar in turn marked the application to Patwari concerned for report and the patwari issued Naqshai Intikhab, etc, as per the directions of Tehsildar, Pampore. The Office Qanoongo, Tehsil office Pampore demanded a bribe of Rs 2000/- in order to countersign the said documents from the Tehsildar.

On receipt of complaint, case FIR No.03/2015 u/s 5(2) J&K P.C. Act r/w 161 RPC was registered and successful trap was laid by Vigilance sleuths in which accused was caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 2000/- as bribe from the complainant . The trap team was headed  by Inspector Abdul Rashid Khan  and assisted by staff members. . Further investigation into the case is in progress. 

 

 

Dated:- 15-01-2015 

Officers / officials of Education Zone Kunzar in Vigilance net.

An enquiry conducted by Vigilance Organisation Kashmir on the complaint filed by Chief Education Officer Baramulla into the allegations that financial embazlement and misappropriation of Govt. funds by the officers/officials of Education Zone Kunzar have been detected by an audit team during audit of accounts for the period 04/2007 to 03/2012 revealed that Sh.Hilal Ahmad Mir Sr.Assistant in the office of ZEO Kunzer during the period 02/2008 to 11/2010 hatched a criminal conspiracy with Sh. Noor Mohammad then ZEO Kunzar during year 2008 and the conspiracy was later joined by succeeding ZEOs of Education Zone Kunzar namely Sh.Abdul Hamid, Sh. Javed Ahmad, Mrs. Masooda Shah, teachers namely Sh.Nazir Ahmad Rather and Sh. Mohammad Shafi Sheikh, who in furtherance of criminal conspiracy so hatched were found to have dishonesty and fraudulently misappropriated and embezzled Govt. funds in lacs by way of raising factious bills on account of purchases of different items, salaries of employees etc.

The omissions and commissions on the part of the above named public servants attracts the offences punishable u/s 5(1)(c), (d) r/w 5(2) P.C. Act 2006 and 120-B RPC.

Accordingly, a case FIR No.01/2015 has been registered at P/S VOK and further investigation taken up.    

 

 

Dated:- 08-01-2015

PATWARI HALQA TIKRI IN VIGILANCE NET
 

In its continued drive against the menace of bribery the special surveillance squad of Vigilance Organisation Jammu led by Dy.SP Rafiq Choudary under the supervision of Superintendent of Police (UDR) Shri Tahair Ashraf caught Sanjeev Kumar Patwari Halqa Tikri R/O Salmarahi, Udhampur, red handed in presence of independent witnesses while demanding and accepting bribe Rs.6,000/- as illegal gratification from the complainant namely Sh. Davinder Singh R/O Tikri Gool  Tehsil & District Udhampur for issuing revenue extract for processing the bank loan case. Accordingly a case FIR No.02/2015 u/s 5(2) of J&K P.C Act was registered at P/S VOJ. Further investigation into the case is in progress.   

 

 

 

 

Dated:- 02-01-2015

Vigilance Organization booked the then Executive Engineer PWD, R&B Division No. 1, Jammu & others.

 

 

The Vigilance Organisation registered a case FIR No.1/2015 P/S VOJ u/s 5 (1) (d) r/w 5(2) PC Act 2006 BK and 120-B RPC against the then Executive Engineer PWD, R&B Division No. 1, Jammu and others into the allegations of washing away of RCC culvert constructed over Aik Nallah on Karail to Rehal Road Tehsil Bishnah in floods. It was alleged in complaint that the structure was constructed at the cost of Rs. 1.5 crores in the year 2005 and within two years of its construction, the structure washed away.

The verification has revealed that technical sanction for the work was not accorded by the competent authority. The soil bearing capacity and other basic parameters like foundation pressure parameters, floor protection etc. have not been taken into account and on the basis of cross section of Nallah the consultant was asked to design vented causeway, by assuming hydraulic data. Further the conceptual plan of the structure constructed has not been found satisfactorily implemented on the ground by field Engineers, even the payments have been found drawn Rs.88,82,141/- instead of allotted amount of Rs.65 lacs only.

All the above mentioned factors have contributed in the washing away of causeway, resulting in loss to state exchequer by the then Executive Engineer PWD, R&B Division No. 1, Jammu and others whosesoever found involved during the course of investigation.

 

                     DATED: 31.12.2014

OFFICIAL OF CA&PD DEPARTMENT IN VIGILANCE NET

    The Vigilance Organization, Jammu has booked Shri Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din, then Storekeeper Chassana now Sr.Assistant in the office of Assistant Director, CA&PD Department(Trade and stores)Jammu S/O Shri Ghulam Mohd Malik R/O Gulabgarh District Reasi at present sector No.2 H.No.19 Pamposh Colony Channai Rama,Jammu  in case FIR No.35/2014 u/s 5(1) (e) read with section 5 (2) J&K P.C.Act Svt. 2006 Police Station, Vigilance Organization, Jammu on the allegations for  having accumulated huge movable/immovable assets disproportionate to his known legal sources of income.During investigation house search of the accused was conducted at Pamposh colony Channi Rama, Jammu and some incriminating documents were recovered and seized in the case for further investigation.  

 

Dated 30th December 2014

 

Vigilance produced challan against revenue official caught red handed.

 

          Today on 30.12.2014 Vigilance  Organization Kashmir produced a challan in case FIR No.06/2012 P/S VOK against Ab.Hamid Sheergujri then patwari halqa Arihal Pulwama S/O Ab. Samad Sheergujri R/O Lasipora Pulwama Before the Hon’ble Court of Additional Special Judge Anti-Corruption Pulwama  (Shri Haq Nawaz Zargar).

The accused was caught red handed on 20.03.2012 while demanding/accepting  a bribe of Rs.1000/-as illegal gratification from the complainant namely Ghulam Mohi-u-din Wani S/O Abdul Ganie Wani R/O Cheki Keegam Shopian for issuance of revenue extract in his favour. Next date of hearing of the case is fixed for 09.04.2015.

 

Dated:- 24-12-2014

 

Medical Supdt. District Hospital Kathua caught red handed.

 

In its continued drive against the menace of bribery the special surveillance squad of Vigilance Organisation Jammu (VOJ) caught Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Kathua red handed in presence of independent witness while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.20,000/- as illegal gratification from the complainant namely Sh. Sunil Sharma for release of pending payments against medical supplies to the hospital. Accordingly, a case FIR No.34/2014 u/s 5(1) (d) 5(2) P.C Act 2006 r/w 161 RPC has been registered at P/S VOJ. Further investigation into the case is in progress.   

         Dated: 16.12.2014.

Patwari Halqa Dangam, Shopian in Vigilance Net.

 

The Vigilance Organization today on 16.12.2014 caught red handed one Abdul Hai Lone, Patwari Halqa Dangam, Shopian S/o Abdul Hamid Lone R/o Nowgam, Shopian while demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs. 5,000/- from the complainant. The complainant  Shri Farooq Ahmad Wani S/o Ghulam Rasool Wani R/o Aliyalpora, Shopian  today lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir, stating therein that he has asked Patwari Halqa Dangam Shopian to mutate ( family settlement) a chunk of orchard land measuring 13 kanal and 06 marlas situated at Kuchdoora, Shopian in his favour. The said Patwari in turn demanded bribe amount for Rs. 5000/- from the complainant for the purpose. Since the complainant is against paying of bribe and has arranged Rs. 5000/- to be paid to accused today.

On receipt of the complaint, Case FIR No. 43/2014 P/S VOK was registered and investigation taken up. The trap team headed by Dy. S.P Mushtaq Ahmad under the supervision of SSP Vigilance Shri Altaf Ahmad Shah laid a successful trap in which Patwari Halqa Dangam Shopian was caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 5000/- as bribe from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from the possession of the accused Patwari. The accused was arrested on spot. The entire proceedings were conducted in presence of an independent witness.

 

Dated: 15.12.2014

 

VO Concludes 05 cases in Roshini Scam.

                   Vigilance Organization J&K, has concluded the investigation of  05 cases, (FIR NO. 15/2014 PS VOJ, FIR NO. 16/2014 PS VOJ, FIR NO. 17/2014 PS VOK, FIR NO. 18/2014 PS VOK and FIR NO. 19/2014 P/S VOK), related to infamous Roshini Scam. On Dec.12, 2013, a communication along with the report of Principal Accountant General (Audit) J&K, with respect to alleged irregularities committed in transfer of land under Roshini Scheme and consequent loss to the public Exchequer was received by Vigilance Organization, (VO) J&K Jammu, from the State Vigilance Commission (SVC), J&K Jammu, with the directions to conduct a verification into the matter. The communication referred to some grave irregularities and violation of rules committed in process of implementation of Roshini Scheme. As desired by SVC, a verification No. SVO-Veri-JMU-52/2013-15400-03 dated 18.12.2013, was initiated by Vigilance Organization and of four Special Investigation Teams (SITs) each headed by the concerned branch SSPs of Vigilance Organization were constituted for the purpose. At  headquarter level a nodal Supervisory team headed by DIG Vigilance was also constituted.

                On the basis of report submitted by the respective SITs and the verification conducted so far into the allegations FIR No. 15/2014 P/S VOJ, FIR NO. 16/2014 P/S VOJ, FIR NO. 17/2014 P/S VOK, FIR NO. 18/2014 P/S VOK and FIR NO. 19/2014 P/S VOK, were registered in P/S Vigilance Jammu/ Srinagar  respectively.

                For the investigation of these cases, voluminous revenue record was to be seized and then scrutinized with the help of Revenue Experts. The SITs worked on war footing and could be able to work out 05 cases where gross violations have been detected, and the ceases have been proved against the concerned officers/officials of Revenue Department and undue benefits have been imparted to the beneficiaries, despite of various hindrances like non availability of sufficient Revenue Experts with VO and non co-operations of suspect department.

                Vigilance Organisation has submitted all the above mentioned cases to State Vigilance Commission as per Rule 24 (1) of Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Commission Rules 2013 after completing the investigation. 

 

Dated:-25-10-2014.

District Social Welfare Officer Kupwara in Vigilance Net.

 

      An enquiry conducted by Vigilance Organisation into the allegations regarding the illegal appointment of Nazir Ahmad Mir S/O Abdul Khaliq Mir R/O Bungam Langate as orderly in the social Welfare Department, Kupwara by the then District Social welfare Officer Sh.Gh.Mohi-ud-Din Bhat R/o Wahipora, reveals that said officer in the capacity of District Social Welfare Officer Kupwara, in connivance with accused beneficiary Nazir Ahmad Mir, has issued a series of orders which paved a way for the illegal appointee to claim his appointment in the department.

      By acting in this manner, the accused public servant Gh.Mohi-ud-Din Bhat the then District Social Welfare officer Kupwara abused his official position by appointing illegally Sh.Nazir Ahmad Mir thereby conferring undue pecuniary advantage upon the said beneficiary with corresponding loss to the state exchequer.

      The omissions and commissions on the part of the above named public servant constitute offences punishable U/S 5(1), (d) r/w 5(2) P.C. Act 2006 and 120-B RPC.In this behalf case FIR No.37/2014 P/S VOK has been registered and further investigation taken up.

 

Dated:- 20-10-2014

 

Supervisor CA&PD Department convicted for corruption.

 

                                The Hon’ble court of Addl.  Special Judge, Kashmir Ms. Jeema Bashir convicted one Bashir Ahmed Sheikh S/o Ghulam Ahmed Sheikh R/o Zadipora, Tehsil and District Kulgam, then Incharge Supervisor (TSO) of CA&PD Department Circle Mirhama with imprisonment and fine.  On  30.06.2006 case FIR No.25/2006 under Section 5(2) J&K P.C Act and section 161 RPC was registered against the accused  in P/S VOK on receipt of written complaint from the complainant.  During the course of investigation accused Bashir Ahmed Sheikh was arrested by VOK  while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.1000/- from the complainant Shri Mudasir Ahmed Wani R/o Mirhama, a dealer of Commission based centre for accepting the monthly grain and bags statement for the month.  During the course of investigation it was established that the accused incharge supervisor had demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.1000/- from the owner of the commission based centre, Mirhama for accepting/authenticating monthly grain and bags statement. 

                                The investigating officer had prima facie made out a case of criminal misconduct against the accused Bashir Ahmed Sheikh on the basis of evidence, oral, documentary as well as circumstantial.  On completion of investigation, charge sheet was produced against the accused before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, Anticorruption, Kashmir by Vigilance Organization on 14.02.2007.  On conclusion of the trial the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, Anticorruption, Kashmir pronounced the accused guilty and convicted the accused to two years imprisonment for commission of offence under section 5(1) (d) r/w 5 (2) J&K P.C Act and fine of Rs.3000/- for commission of offence under section 161 RPC. The accused was also ordered to undergo further imprisonment of three months in default of payment of fine.   The investigation of the case has been conducted by Insp. Qazi Syed Mehmood and case was ably and successfully prosecuted by the Senior Prosecuting Officer Syed Sareer Ahmed.  The accused was taken into custody on spot and sent to Central Jail, Srinagar.

 

 Dated:- 20-10-2014(i)

 

Officers/officials of Irrigation and FC Division Handwara in Vigilance Net.

               

                                An enquiry conducted by Vigilance Organization, Kashmir into the allegation of inferior / substandard quality of flood protection works have been executed by the I&FC Division, Handwara by having nexus between Engineers and contractors to defraud the state exchequer during the year 2009-10 revealed that the officers/officials of I&FC Division Handwara namely (1) Wazir Mohd Kakroo (XEN) (2) Bashir Ahmed Wasil (XEN) (3) Mohd Sarwar Dar (XEN) (4) Farooq Ahmed Sultanpuri (AEE), (5) Bashir Ahmed Kakroo (AEE) and concerned JEs of I&FC Division, Handwara under a well knit conspiracy, with each other and in league with beneficiary contractors and others have defrauded the state exchequer during execution of flood protection works in Kupwara District in the year 2009-10 and have thereby caused huge loss to it.  

                                The omission and commissions on the part of above named public servants constitute offences punishable under section 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) P.C Act 2006 and 120-B RPC. 

                                In this behalf case FIR No.36/2014 P/S VOK was registered and further investigation taken up.

 

Dated:- 16-10-2014

Employee  of  Fire & Emergency Services Jammu  in Vigilance net

 A Special Surveillance Squad of vigilance organization Jammu  under the supervision of   Sh. M. Y Kichloo, SSP Poonch/ Rajouri,   caught red handed Hira Lal Pandita, Fireman (M) in the office of Director Fire & Emergency Services Jammu  while demanding and accepting a bribe  of Rs17,000 from the complainant namely Rakesh Singh R/o W.No. 5 Mandi Kotla, Samba.

Sh. Rakesh Singh  lodged a written complaint with Vigilance Organisation Jammu alleging therein that the accused was demanding Rs 17,000/-  as gratification for issuing NOC  regarding storage and sale of crackers at Samba.

On the basis of said complaint, Vigilance Organisation laid a trap and accused Hira Lal ,was caught red handed while demanding and accepting amount of Rs 17000/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witnesses.  Accordingly case FIR No. 27 / 2014  U/S 5(2) P.C.Act 2006, r/w 161 RPC P/S VOJ has been  registered and investigation taken up.

Dated:- 29-08-2014

Revenue official convicted for Corruption.

The Hon,ble Court of Additional Special Judge Anti-corruption Kashmir presided by Ms Jeema Bashir, today convicted one Mohammad Abdullah Geelani R/O Laribal Hamdwara, the then Naazir in Tehsil Office Handwara  imprisonment of 3 years and fine of Rs.10,000/- for the offence u/s 161 RPC and in default of payment of fine, the accused shall undergo further imprisonment of 6 months.

The said accused was arrested by Vigilance Organisation on 28.06.2006 while accepting bribe of Rs.5,000/- from one Mansoor Ahmad Hajam S/O Ali Mohammad Hajam R/O Zachildara Handwara and a Case under FIR 24/2006 u/s 5(2) PC Act r/w section 161 RPC was registered in P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir. During the investigation it was established that the accused had demanded and accepted bribe of Rs.5000/- from the complainant for mutation of his ancestral land. The investigation officer proved the case of criminal misconduct against the accused Mohammad Abdullah Geelani on the basis of evidence, both documentary and oral. 

 

Dated:- 06-08-2014

 Patwari Halqa Lethpora Pampore caught red handed.

In its continued drive against the menace of bribery the special surveillance squad of Vigilance Organisation Kashmir (VOK) caught red handed and arrested one Ghulam Rasool Shah Patwari Halqa Lethpora Pampore while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.2,000/- as illegal gratification. The squad was supervised by Mr. Majid Malik SP (BKB) Vigilance Organisation. Accordingly a case FIR No.32/2014 u/s 5(2) J&K P.C. Act 2006 r/w 161 RPC has been registered at P/S VOK. Further investigation into the case is in progress.  

Dated:- 17-07-2014

 

Officers/Officials of Municipal Committee Mattan in vigilance net.

Vigilance Organisation   registered a Case FIR No 31/2014 P/S VOK U/S 5(1)r/w 5(2) J & K PC Act SVT,2006 and section120-B RPC against    Mohammad Khalid and   Gh Nabi Wani then Executive officers Municipal Committee Mattan , Ravinder Singh   then President   and other officials of Municipal Committee Mattan on the outcome of the preliminary Enquiry conducted into the allegations of fraud/illegal  appointments made in Municipal Committee Mattan during the year 2007-08 and 2008-09.  

During Preliminary enquiry, it surfaced that the above mentioned accused public servants and other officials of Municipal Committee, Mattan by abuse of their official position and  in league with each other  made illegal appointments of 38 beneficiaries     in utter violation of all the rules, norms and without advertising for fair   competition and thereby conferred undue pecuniary advantage to these beneficiaries/illegal appointees.

  Dated:- 15-07-2014

Vigilance Produced challan against then JE R&B , SSD URI 

 Vigilance Organisation produced the challan in case FIR No 28/2012 P/S VOK u/s 5(2) P.C Act r/w 161 RPC against Abdul Rahim Hajam then JE, R&B, Special Sub Division (SSD) Uri before the Hon’ble Court of Addl. District and  Sessions Judge Baramulla  after receiving sanction for Prosecution from the competent authority.   

The accused then posted as   JE,  R&B,  Special Sub Division Uri in the year 2012 was caught red handed while demanding and accepting an amount of Rs.5000/- as illegal gratification from the complainant Shri Mohammad Maqbool Mir   R/O Pehlipora  Baramulla for the processing of bill on account of work executed by him. After completing investigation, Vigilance Organisation  presented chargesheet before the competent court on on 14.07.2014.

Dated:- 14-07-2014

 Officers/Officials of Handloom Development Project Samba booked by  Vigilance  for causing loss to state exchequer  

Vigilance Organisation  registered a case FIR   No 22/2014 P/S  VOJ U/S  5(1) (D),5(2)(d)PC Act SVT 2006r/w section 120- B RPC  against the officers/officials of Export Oriented Handloom Development Project Samba on the basis of outcome of an preliminary enquiry conducted into the allegations regarding irregularities in the  auction of Iron  scrap,   causing a loss of Rs.7,23,534 /- to the state exchequer.

            The Enquiry revealed that Project Manager Export Oriented Handloom Development Project (EOHDP) Samba called tenders for auctioning of Iron scrap-on “as it is where it is basis “for the  material lying in the premises of the EOHDP Samba. The rates quoted by two bidders were rejected for the reason that rates were quoted for lots and iron scrap was not in position to be in lots. Later a decision was taken to sell the Iron scrap by weight and M/S Lakshmi General Store Samba had quoted rate 5% above from all other parties. The rates quoted by Shree Gandhi Sewa  Sadan (on weight basis) were taken into consideration and average rate of three(03) lots was calculated  Rs 13/Kg and by adding 5%   to this rate which arrived at Rs 13.65/Kg. The  contract was awarded to M/S Lakshmi  General Store who lifted 11,850/-Kg of iron scrap and Rs.1,61,616 were earned by the Handloom Development Corporation (HDC).

            The Enquiry  further revealed that M/S Sunil Iron Scrap had quoted Rs.2,81,000 per lot and Iron scrap was lying in (03) lots, the cost of which  is calculated at RS.8,43,000/- and by adding 5% to this amount the value comes to Rs. 8,85,150/. In this way, the officers/officials of (EOHDP) Samba have caused a loss of Rs.7,23,534 /-to the state exchequer.

Dated:- 09-07-2014

Vigilance caught red handed official of BDO office Khansahib 

                      A Special Surveillance Squad of vigilance organization Kashmir  under the supervision of Sh.Altaf Ahmad Shah,  SSP ABP,   caught red handed Mir Mohammad Maqbool, Technical Assistant (JE) in BDO office Khansahib Budgam while demanding and accepting an amount of Rs.2000/- from the complainant namely Mudasir Ahmad Ganie S/O Gh Qadir Ganie R/O Kulbugh Tehsil Khansahib  as illegal gratification in connection with effecting the release of payment amounting to Rs 90,000/- in favour of the complainant on behalf of job card holders relating to construction of work of lane under MGNREGA scheme from the house of Mohammad Akbar Dar to house of Gh Mohammad Rusray at Kulbugh Khansahib Budgam  . The accused  demanded  an amount of Rs 10,000 from the complainant  but on his insistence it was settled for Rs 2000.

                             On this information a successful trap was laid by Vigilance sleuths. A case FIR No.30/2014 u/s 5(2) J&K P.C. Act 161 RPC has been registered and accused has been arrested and lodged in P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir. The trap team was led by Inspector Abdul Rashid Khan  and assisted by staff members. . Further investigation into the case is in progress.     

 

Dated:- 08-07-2014 

ZEO Boniyar and others booked by Vigilance Organization

                     The Vigilance Organisation registered a case FIR No . 29/2014 P/S VOK U/S 5(1)(c), (d) r/w 5(2) P.C Act 2006 and 120-B RPC against Sajad Hussain Mir then Warden Kasturba Ghandi Balika Vidiyalaya (KGBV) Boniyar,  Khalid Hussain then ZEO Boniyar and Mehraj-u-din then Head Clerk of ZEO office Boniyar into the allegations of misappropriation of Govt. funds by ZEO Boniyar and others allotted under SSA Scheme by the Govt. during the financial year 2013. 

                            It surfaced during verification that  Sajad Hussain Mir then Warden KGBV Boniyar, Sh. Khalid Hussain then ZEO Boniyar and Sh. Mehraj-u-din then Head Clerk of ZEO office Boniyar hatched a criminal conspiracy in 2013-14 and in furtherance of said conspiracy by abuse of their official positions misappropriated an amount of Rs. 25,28,445/- out of the allotted funds of Rs. 62,18,519/- which was otherwise meant for the various activities of KGBV Boniyar. The misappropriated amount had been drawn from the Govt. Treasury and fraudulently transferred to personal accounts of the accused officials mentioned above and their close relatives.  

                            The enquiry conducted has also revealed that an amount of Rs. 20.00 lacs allotted as arrears of teachers of KGBV Boniyar, has also been found intentionally embezzled by diverting it from the official account of ZEO Boniyar to personal account of the accused Sajad Hussain Mir the warden KGBV Boniyar.

Dated:- 2-7-2014

Executive Officer Municipal Committee Achabal and others  booked by Vigilance

            The Vigilance Organisation registered a case FIR No 28/2014 P/S VOK u/s 5(1) (d) punishable u/s 5(2) P.C. Act Svt.2006  and section 467,468 & 120-B of RPC against Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar the then Executive officer Municipal Committee Achabal and other officials of District Anantnag on the allegations that they have entered into a criminal conspiracy in league with the beneficiaries during the period 02/2012 to 05/2012 and in pursuance thereof the accused public servants illegally , fraudulently and by abuse of their official position and in violation of rules, norms regulations made appointment /regularization of 12 CPW’s in the Municipal Committee Achabal, District Anantnag.

 

            It surfaced during verification that Imtiyaz Shmad Dar the then Executive officer MC Achabal, Kousar Ahmad Zargar then Jr Assistant (Establishment Clerck) and Gulzar Ahmad Magray(Dispatch Clerck) in connivance with each other have conferred undue pecuniary advantage upon the beneficiaries and thereby caused corresponding loss of Rs 1,86,004/- to the state exchequer by way of drawing salary in favour of 12 non deserving illegal and fraudulent regularized beneficiaries.

 

            In the meanwhile in another case, the Honble Court of Spl Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir today has rejected the bail application of the accused Patwari namely Nisar Ahmad Ahangar R/o Chimber Kulgam who was caught red handed at his residence while accepting bribe of Rs 20,000 in case FIR No. 24/2014 P/S VOK on 17th June 2014 and was on police remand from 17.6.2014. The accused has been lodged in Judicail Custoday upto 09-07-2014.

 

Dated:- 30-06-2014

(Officers / officials of Municipality Jammu and other in Vigilance net)

          A Verification conducted to enquire into the allegations of allowing of raising of un-authorized commercial structure within a residential area by officers / officials of Municipal Corporation Jammu reveal that Ravinder Kumar R/O Talab Tillo Jammu was granted permission by Municipal Corporation Jammu for construction of a residential building who in active connivance with officers / officials of JMC raised construction of the three storeyed commercial building  with basement.

In pursuance of the criminal conspiracy the officers /officials of Municipal Corporation Jammu namely Babu Ram, Joint Commissioner and others who as per Municipal Act and bye-laws were required to conduct periodic inspections and ensure compliance of the sanctioned plan willfully turned blind eye and maintained criminal silence towards blatant violations of sanctioned permission and master plan and facilitated the un-authorized construction which was commercial in nature.  

          The omissions and commissions on the part of all the above mentioned Public servants and the beneficiary constitute offences punishable U/S 5(1)(c),  r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act 2006, Section 120-B,  RPC. Accordingly a Case FIR No. 21/2014 P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu has been registered into the matter and further investigation taken up.

 

Dated: - 27-06-2014

 

Adjustments of SsP in Vigilance Organisation J & K

 

 Consequent upon the providing of two SsP by the State Govt namely  S/Shri Altaf Ahmad Shah SP and Mohammad Majid Malik SP to Vigilance Organisation J & K , the Director of Vigilance has adjusted them in   Anantnag/Budgam/Pulwama (ABP) and Baramulla/Kupwara/Bandipora (BKB) branches of Vigilance Organization Kashmir respectively.

 

            In addition to above the Director of Vigilance has also redistributed the work of other SsP of this Organisation discussed as under.

 

  1. Shri M.S Punoo, SP will look after Srinagar/Ganderbal/Leh /Kargil(SLK) branch
  2. Smt Nisha Nathyal SP, will look after  Samba/ Kathua (SK) branch
  3. Shri M.Y Kichloo SP,  will look after  Poonch/Rajouri  (PR) branch
  4. Dr.Koshal Kumar SP, will function as AIG(Hqr) with additional charge of SP (Central)
  5. Shri Shabir Ahmad Malik, SP, will look after  Udr/Doda/Reasi (UDR) branch

Dated:- 25-06-2014

Officers/ officials of Revenue Deptt Ganderbal booked by Vigilance. 

State Vigilance Commission having considered the fact finding report of D.C Ganderbal referred the issue to Director Vigilance for verification against Shri Ghulam Nabi Wani, then Naib Tehsildar and others regarding allegations of fraud attestation of mutation of land and conferring undue benefit to some people.

Upon this the Vigilance organization registered case FIR No. 27/2014 Police Station Vigilance Organisation Kashmir under section 5(2) P.C Act Svt 2006 r/w Section 120-B RPC. Further investigation of the case is in progress.

 

Dated:- 24-06-2014

Junior Engineer PMGSY Division Billawar caught with Rs.1.00 lac graft money.

A special squad of Vigilance Organisation Jammu (VOJ) under the supervision of Smt. Nisha Nathyal SSP, caught and arrested one Mohammad Younis, Junior Engineer PMGSY Division Billawar while accepting a bribe of Rs.1.00 lac  from the contractor (name withheld) in the presence of independent witnesses.

A Case F.I.R. No.20/2014 P/S VOJ was registered on the basis of complaint made by the contractor that Mohammad Younis Junior Engineer PMGSY Division Billawar is demanding Rs 1.00 lac  as bribe for preparation of pending bills amounting to Rs.15.00 lacs for the work namely construction of road from Ther to Ghat in Billawar, Kathua executed by the complainant. The total cost of construction of the road was 50.00 lacs out of which 35.00 lacs have already been released to the contractor.  

The tainted money was recovered from his possession and the accused was taken into custody for further investigation. The trap team was led by Sh.V.K. Bhat, Dy.SP and assisted by Inspector Muneer Ahmad Khan and Inspector Devinder Singh.

 

 Dated:- 23-06-2014        

BMO Beerwah and others in Vigilance net

A Verification conducted by Vigilance Organisation into the allegations of misappropriation of funds by Sh. Fayaz Ahmad Banday the then BMO Beerwah during the period 2008 to 2011, in connivance with Sh. Mushtaq Ahmad Parray  then Cashier , Sh. Zahoor Ahgmad Banday then Pharmacist  and Sh. Zahoor Ahmad Shah then Treasury Officer Beerwah meant for salary of employees and for implementation of different schemes, revealed that the public servants mentioned above have managed to get fake and fictitious bills processed and shown disbursed  on account of salary, GPF and arrears in the name of staff members who were either posted in the said Block or were non existent. The amount has been credited in the official account of the said BMO and subsequently misappropriated and embezzled by transferring and crediting the amount in the personal accounts of Cashier and Pharmacist through cheques.

It has also surfaced during the verification, that a huge amount of Hospital generation fund received on account of OPD Tickets, fee for conducting tests and X-Rays received from Sub-District Hospital Beerwah and other Health centres of the Block has also been misappropriated.

The Verification further reveals that an amount of Rs. 2,93,88/- received during the year 2009 by the Hospital  on account of wages of consolidated daily wagers have also been misappropriated by the BMO and his staff by manipulating the records, thereby causing  heavy loss to the State Exchequer.

          The omissions and commissions on the part of the above named public servants constitute offences punishable U/S 5(1)(c),  r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act 2006, Section 120-B,  RPC. A Case FIR No. 26/2014 P/S VOK has been registered into the matter and further investigation taken up.

Dated:- 20-06-2014  

Misappropriation of Govt money by officials of Social Conservation Department Kupwara

         Vigilance Organisation Kashmir registered case FIR No. 25/2014 u/s 5(1)(c)      ( d) r/w 5(2) P.C Act Svt.2006 and section 120-B RPC against Gh. Mohiudin Shah the then Assistant Soil Conservation Officer Kupwara, Gh. Mohiud din Lone, the then Field Assistant Soil Conservation Kupwara, Gh. Mohiudin Khan the then Assistant Soil Conservation Kupwara and Ab. Qayoom Shah of Social Conservation Department Kupwara.   

       A Verification conducted into the allegations that officers / officials of Rural Development Department Block Kralpora under a well knit conspiracy with some contractors and Mates have drawn payments on account of some works (on Tulwari Dardpora road and on Tulwari Irrigation Canal) which have either been executed by villagers on self help basis or are nonexistent, has revealed that Rural Development Department Block Kralpora in the financial year 2006-2007 has executed the work for construction of protection bund near land of Khaliq Mir S/o Lashkar R/o Rawalpora Talwari under BADP Scheme at an allotted cost of Rs.4.90 lacs through Manzoor Ahmad Malik S/o Gh. Rasool Malik R/o Rawalpora. The bill has been paid for the construction of R/wall in stone masonry dry in cement mortar with DPC at top for an amount of Rs. 4.90 lacs through CC-III & final bill by RDD Kupwara. 

Verification conducted has also revealed that in financial year 2011-2012 Rural Development Department had approved an amount of Rs.3.00 lacs for the improvement of Tulwari Khul at Rawalpora under MGNREGA. The work could not be executed by RDD Kralpora because of the fact that the same work has been executed by Soil Conservation Department by way of Jacketing the protection bunds with plain cement concrete 3” thick without seeking the NOC from RDD Department. It has further revealed that Soil Conservation Department has also shown the expenditure of Rs.5.593 lacs booked on account of improvement of same Khul at same spots for the period 2009-2010, 2010-2011 & 2011-2012. These works were put to spot inspection conducted by Engineering Wing of VOK which revealed that an amount of Rs.2.47 lacs  has been illegally and fraudulently released and paid to the executing agency by the Soil Conservation Department for the construction of works which had already been executed and paid by Rural Development Department Kupwara in the year 2006-07.  

            Acting in this manner the officers / officials of Soil Conservation Department Kupwara hatched a criminal conspiracy with one another under a pre-conceived plan and in furtherance of the conspiracy, illegally and fraudulently misappropriated an amount of Rs. 2,47,993/-  thereby causing loss of  to the state exchequer.  

Accordingly case FIR No.25/2014 has been registered in Police Station Vigilance Organisation Kashmir and investigation taken up. 

Dated:- 17-06-2014 

Govt officials booked in fake PRC case 

Vigilance Organisation registers Case FIR NO. 19/2014 in  Police Station Vigilance Organisation Jammu against Suresh Kumar Rekhi, DGM JKPCC (beneficiary), Sher Singh, the then AC (R) Jammu, Sanjay Gupta, the then Assistant Settlement Officer Jammu, Mahesh Sharma, the then Naib Tehsildar (T) Jammu for  issuing PRC to Non State subject holder. 

During the course of investigation of case FIR No.12/2013 P/S VOJ registered against Sh.Suresh Kumar Rekhi, DGM JKPCC,  it surfaced that Suresh Kumar Rekhi putting up at Sain Enclave, Talab Tillo Jammu despite not being a permanent resident of J&K State managed his entry in Govt. service in 1991.  

The accused public servant was found to have joined JKPCC on consolidated basis and it became evident that except his date of birth recorded in his service book nothing has been written as verified. As per the communication of Company Secretary JKPCC vide Letter No.PS/MD/6767-69 dated 19.11.2013 the accused public servant has procured State Subject Certificate in November, 2013 and his age shown in the Certificate is 48 years which clearly proves that the said public servant did not produce State Subject at the time of his initial appointment in JKPCC in March, 1991. 

During investigation it got established on the basis of the relevant records, that Sh.Suresh Kumar Rekhi was not permanent resident of J&K State and hence was not entitled to be conferred Permanent Resident Status as per the provisions governing the subject in hand.  The accused revenue officers/officials namely Sher Singh, the then AC (R) Jammu, Sanjay Gupta, the then Assistant Settlement Officer Jammu, Mahesh Sharma, the then Naib Tehsildar (T) Jammu  have by abuse and misuse of their official position with dishonest intention conferred illegal benefit/pecuniary advantage upon Sh.Suresh Kumar Rekhi while issuing PRC in his favour. 

The aforementioned commissions and omissions on the part of said accused public servants & the beneficiary and others constitute the offences u/s 5(1) (d) punishable u/s 5(2) P.C. Act Svt. 2006 r/w section 120-B RPC. Accordingly, case FIR No 19/2014  is registered in P/S VOJ and investigation taken up.

Dated:- 17-06-2014-1

Vigilance detects misappropriation of flour in CA&PD Department

Vigilance Organisation registers case against Mushtaq Ahmad, then Assistant Director, CAPD Kashmir and others on the basis of an enquiry conducted into the allegation of misappropriation of flour meant for ration depots

A Joint Surprise Check conducted into the allegations of misappropriation of flour meant for ration depots of Rambagh, Mehjoor Nagar and Gundibal of District Srinagar by Storekeeper Abdul Rashid in the year 2011-12, reveals that 75 quintals of flour have been received by Abdul Rashid vide challan No. 286, 287 and 289 dated 20.06.2011, which was duly acknowledged by him. The entire quantity of 75 Qtls of flour was misappropriated by the storekeeper in connivance with Mustaq Ahmad, then Assistant Director Stores, CA&PD Kashmir, Qaiser Ahmad and other employees posted in Coupon section and Accounts section of Directorate of CAPD Kashmir, thereby causing loss to the State Exchequer to the tune of Rs 72,000/-

The commissions and omissions on the part of said accused public servants constitute the offences punishable u/s 5(1) (c ) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C. Act Svt. 2006, section 120-B RPC. Accordingly, case FIR No 23/2014 was registered in Police Station Vigilance Organisation Kashmir and investigation taken up.

Dated:- 16.06.2014

Officers / Officials of JDA booked for illegal allotment and grabbing of JDA land.

 

 

Vigilance Organization has registered case FIR No.18/2014  u/s 5(1)(d), read with 5(2) J&K P.C.Act Svt.2006  and 120-B RPC in Police Station Vigilance Organization, Jammu on the basis of verification conducted into allegation of illegal allotment of Plot No. 42 Sector 1-A Trikuta Nagar Jammu and grabbing of additional land against S/ Shri Vinod Kumar Sharma, then AEE/VC  JDA, K.L Vuthoo, then VC JDA (now Rtd), Prith Pal Singh Betab, then Secretary JDA (now Rtd), L.K. Mengi the Executive Engineer, JDA (now Rtd), Satish Nehru, then DLM JDA, Romesh Koul, then CTP JDA (now Rtd), Smt Mamta Gupta (Sharma) w/o Vinod Sharma and other officers / officials of JDA.

 

During the year 1980, JDA acquired land from various persons / land owners for developing housing colony at Trikuta nagar, Jammu. As per Govt Order No 171 UD of 1984, it was directed to allot a residential plot to the 38 families from whom the land was acquired at Channi Rama against a payment of Rs 3,000/- per Kanal as rehabilitation charges. Shri Prem Nath whose land was also taken by JDA approached for allotment of a plot in his favour but the allotment was delayed for unknown reasons. Shri Vinod Kumar Sharma, Ex- Vice Chairman, JDA who remained posted in JDA from 1987 to 2011 in different capacities (except the period from july 2006 to May 2010) developed a greed to grab the plot and managed to persuade Prem Nath through one Kewal Krishan R/O Purani Mandi to take Rs 3 Lakhs from him in lieu of plot of land measuring 5400 sq.ft. which was to be allotted in his favour. A lease deed stands executed between JDA and Prem Nath. However, before execution/registration of said lease deed, said Prem Nath was made to sign power of attorney whereunder he empowers Smt. Mamta Gupta w/o Vinod Sharma as sole attorney of said plot. This Power of attorney has been produced and registered before Court of Sub Registrar, City Jammu on the same day on which lease deed was registered. In this way in pursuance of well planned conspiracy the accused grabbed JDA land worth lacs of rupees.

 

 Enquiry further revealed that after taking illegal possession of said plot, Smt Mamta Gupta (Sharma) with the active connivance and help of her husband Shri Vinod Sharma managed to grab illegally an additional land of 5200 sq.ft. thereby making a total illegal possession of 10600 sq.ft.

 

Accordingly case FIR No.18/2014 P/S VOJ was registered and the investigation taken up. 

 

Dated:- 11-06-2014

 

Teacher Govt Middle School Chakli, Koteranka Rajouri caught red handed

A special squad of Vigilance Organisation Jammu (VOJ) under the supervision of Smt. Nisha Nathyal SSP, caught and arrested one Mohammad Younis, R/o Behi Nambal Koteranka Rajouri,  posted as Teacher,  Govt Middle School Chakli Koteranka Rajouri while accepting a bribe of Rs.10000/- from the complainant namely Mushtaq Ahmad S/o Gullu R/o Behi Nambal Koteranka Rajouri  in the presence of independent witnesses.

A Case F.I.R. No.17/2014 P/S VOJ was registered on the basis of allegation by the complainant that Mohammad Younis  Teacher is demanding Rs 14000/- as bribe for forwarding the 2nd installment of work done bill of Rs 364135/-  to ZEO office for release.

The tainted money was recovered from his possession and the accused was taken into custody for further investigation

Dated:- 05-06-2014

Officers / officials CA&PD Department Srinagar f in Vigilance Net.

 A joint surprise check conducted by VOK into the allegations of misappropriation of levy sugar in CAPD department Srinagar has unearthed a shortage of 3737 Qtls. and 90 Kgs in stocks of levy sugar in Godowns of CAPD. The officials namely (1) Fayaz Ahmad Bhat the then Tehsil Supply officer, (2)  Altaf Ahmad Bhat the then Storekeeper, (3)  Mehraj-ud-din Khan the then Assistant Storekeeper, (4)  Aijaz Ahmad Bhat the then Assistant Storekeeper, (5)  Abdul Gani Shah the then Assistant Storekeeper, (6) Waseem Mukhtar Qadeemi the then Watchman who were entrusted with the job of proper receipt, safe custody and subsequent distribution of levy sugar have been found responsible for shortage and embezzlement.

The above officers / officials and others have entered into a criminal conspiracy resulting in loss to the tune of Rs.50,46,164/- to the state exchequer. As per market rate this loss comes out to be Rs.1,71,94,340/-.

The act of omissions and commissions on the part of the above named public servants constitute offences punishable U/s 5(1)(c), r/w5(2) J&K P.C Act and 120-B, 409 RPC. A case FIR no.21/2014 P/S VOK was registered and further investigation taken up.

Dated:- 04-06-2014

 

 

Officers/officials of Irrigation & Flood Control Div. Kupwara  in Vigilance net

 

          An enquiry conducted into the allegations that officers/officials of Irrigation and Flood Control Division (I&FC) Kupwara in connivance with contractor have embezzled /misappropriated huge amount of Govt. fund in the year 2008-09 and 2009-10 while executing various works, revealed that the work of “ Increasing Capacity by way of deepening and widening of Dharamwari Storage tank’ allotted by Sh. Mohammad Sarwar Dar then Ex. Engineer. I&FC Kupwara, in favour of Sh. Nazir Ahmad Mir (Contractor) at the allotted cost of Rs. 18.265 lacs , later on extended to Rs. 19.949 las and full payment made against the work.

 

During  inspection,  the actual measurements recorded on M. Book did not tally with ground situation and were found lesser to the paid ones. The quantity of earthwork found executed on ground was 5926 cubic meters against a paid quantity of 14091 cubic meters thereby  causing loss to the tune of Rs. 11,55906/- to state exchequer. This  amount is also inclusive of loss of Rs. 2,47762/- caused on account of wrong calculation made by the concerned engineers and draftsmen of the division.

 

Sh. Mohammad Sarwar Dar then Ex. Engineer, Sh. Khazar Mohammd Khanday then AEE, Sh. Gh. Mohi-ud-din peer then JE, Sh. Ab. Aziz Kumar then Head Draftsman , Sh. Akther Mohi-ud-din Baba and Irfan Ahmad Bhat the then Draftsmen of I&FC Divn Kupwara ( Hqrs. Handwara) hatched a criminal conspiracy among themselves and others and by abuse of their official positions,  misappropriated an amount of Rs, 11,55,906/- by inflating measurements and wrong calculations.

            

                The omissions and commissions on the part of the above named public servants constitute offences punishable U/S 5(1)(c), (d) r/w 5(2) P.C Act  Svt. 2006 and 120-B RPC. Case FIR No. 20/2014 P/S VOK was registered and further investigation taken up.

Dated:- 23-05-2014

Vigilance books the then members of State Advisory Board of Development of  Pahari Speaking of District Kupwara

An enquiry conducted into the allegations of mishandling of funds allotted by the Govt on account of scholarship of Pahari Speaking/Gujjar and Bakerwal students by the ZEO Vilgam revealed that   Mohammad Syed Shah the then ZEO Vilgam and Gh Mohi-ud-Din Wani the then ZEPO Vilgam in the year 2009-10 and 2010-11 hatched a criminal conspiracy with each other in furtherance with Shri Abdul, Majid Zindadil then member the State Advisory Board of Development of Pahari speaking people/headmaster of zone Vilgam prepared fake and forged lists of Gujjar/Bakerwal and Pahari speaking students have shown disbursement of Rs-6.27 lacs as scholarship in year 2009-10 as per fictitious acquaintance/disbursement register.

          In the similar manner in the year 2010-11 the then ZEPO Shri Gh Mohi-ud-Din Wani prepared fake and forged lists of Gujjar/Bakerwal and Pahari speaking students and exaggerated the said lists submitted by concerned schools by incorporating non-existing students of the two categories in the said lists of education Zone Vilgam authenticated by the then ZEO Vilgam Shri Ali Mohammad Dar.

The above mentioned officers in a criminal conspiracy with each other and in furtherance with Headmaster of zone Vilgam Shri Sonaullah (I/C Scholarship) ZEO office Vilgam, Shri Abdul Majid Zindadil Member State Advisory Board for Development of Pahari speaking people, Shri  Mohammad Yaseen Badana then Member G&B Adv. Board District Kupwara  have shown disbursement of Rs 12.10 lacs as per the fictitious acquaintance/disbursement register. The verification further revealed that the above mentioned public servants by abuse of their official positions misappropriated an amount of Rs. 6.23 lacs by showing the number of students as 1984 as against 996 of Pahari/ G&B students thereby causing corresponding loss to the state exchequer .

The omission and commissions on the part of the above named public servant  constitute offences punishable U/S 5(1) (C ),(d) r/w5(2) P.C Act 2006 and 120-B,468,471 &409 RPC

In this behalf case FIR No 15/2014 P/S VOK is registered and  further investigation taken up.

 

Dated:- 21-05-2014

Revenue official of Tehsil Bishnah in Vigilance net.

 Today on 21.5.2014 a special surveillance squad of vigilance organisation Jammu under the supervision of Sh.R.K. Chalotra SSP VOJ caught red handed one Baj Singh Girdawar presently I/C Patwari Halqa Chak Patyari Tehsil Bishnah while demanding and accepting an amount of Rs.5500/- from the complainant as illegal gratification for issuance of Fard  in presence of independent witnesses. Complainant Sh Sunil Sharma lodged a complaint that the said Revenue official has demanded Rs.8000/-. for issuance of Fard and also stated that he had already paid Rs.2500/- to the accused revenue official as bribe. The remaining amount of Rs.5500/- was to be paid today on 21.5.2014. On this information a successful trap was laid by Vigilance sleuths. A case FIR No.13/2014 u/s 5(2) J&K P.C. Act 161 RPC has been registered and accused arrested and lodged in P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu. The trap team was led by Sh.V.K. Bhat, Dy.SP and assisted by Inspectors Zaffer Amin, Kamal Sangra & Ashok Singh. Further investigation into the case is in progress.  

 

Dated:-16-05-2014

Incharge Police Post Khellani trapped by Vigilance Organisation Jammu.

 Today on 16-05-2014 a special surveillance squad of Vigilance Organisation Jammu headed by Sh.Tahir Ashraf VOJ under the supervision Sh. M.Y Kichloo SSP caught red handed Sub Inspector Rahul Dogra I/C Police Post Khellani while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 20,000/- from the complainant Sh. Tanveer Ahmad R/O Parano, Doda for not implicating him in the case. A case FIR No.12/2014 under section 5(2) J&K PC Act. Svt 2006 r/w 161 RPC has been registered in P/S VOJ. The tainted money was recovered from the accused officer in presence of independent witnesses and was taken into custody after completion of legal formalities. Further investigation in the case is in progress.

Dated:- 22-04-2014

Assistant Sub Inspector of Police Caught red handed

 

A special surveillance squad of Vigilance Organisation Kashmir (VOK) under the supervision of  M. S  Punnoo,  SSP VOK caught red handed  one Abdul Kabir, Assistant Sub Inspector of Police posted in P/S Khirbawani while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.5000/- in presence of independent witnesses and Magistrate from a complainant  in connection with the negotiation of case FIR No. 12/2014 u/s 379, 354, 147 RPC Police Station Khirbawani registered against the complainant.   Accordingly a Case F.I.R. No.11/2014 P/S VOK u/s 5(2) PC Act svt 2006 and 161 RPC  was registered and the culprit was arrested and lodged in P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir. Further investigation of the case is in progress. 

 

Dated:- 18-04-2014. 

Clerk of Tehsil office Surankote caught red handed by sleuths of Vigilance Organisation Jammu. 

A special squad of Vigilance Organisation Jammu (VOJ) under the supervision of Smt. Nisha Nathyal SSP, caught and arrested one Wazir Mohammad, Clerk in the office of Tehsildar Surankote, Poonch while accepting a bribe of Rs.2000/- in presence of independent witnesses from a person whose issuance of RBA certificate was being delayed. Accordingly a Case F.I.R. No.10/2014 P/S VOJ was registered and the culprit was arrested and lodged in P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu. The raiding team was headed by Sh. Mohammad Rafiq Choudhary, DySP. Further investigation is in progress. 

Dated:- 23.03.2014

 Vigilance raids premises of Section Officer Electric Deptt, (M&RE) Sopore.

 

A verification conducted by the Special Surveillance team headed by                          Sr. Superintendent of Police, Vigilance Organisation Kashmir  into the allegations of disproportionate assets beyond known sources of income raised by Nazir Ahmad Bhat R/o Hard Shiva, Section Officer, Electric Sub Division (M&RE) Sopore revealed that the accused by indulging in corrupt practices raised huge assets in the shape of houses, shops etc. The facts thus disclosed during verification constitute offence punishable u/s 5(1) (e) r/w 5(2) P.C Act 2006 against the accused and a  case FIR NO. 8/2014 P/S Vigilance Organization Kashmir was registered. On this basis  a pre dawn scoop was conducted today by the sleuths of Vigilance Organization Kashmir in the presence of the Executive Magistrates at Hard-Shiva Sopore, Friends Colony Zainakote and Readymade Garments Shop Shalteing, simultaneously. 

During searches the allegations against the accused were established and the accused  was found in possession of huge assets in the shape of  two palatial residential houses at Hard Shiva Sopore and Friends Colony Zainakote, Srinagar, a readymade garment shop at Shalteng Sgr, a Vehicle, jewellery worth lacs of rupees and  many operative bank accounts in the name of accused and his family members. Besides, many incriminating documents having bearing on the case were also seized during searches which are being scrutinized. 

            The investigation of the case is in progress.

Dated:-10.03.2014

Vigilance registered case against officers/ officials of Education Deptt. Budgam

The Vigilance Organisation registered case FIR No 07/2014 u/s 5(1) r/w 5(2) J & K P.C Act SVT 2006 and 120-B, 468,471 RPC in Police Station VOK against the then Chief Education officers District Budgam Shri Ahmadullah Owesey and Shri Nissar Hussain, Smt Gazala Jabeen then Headmaster, Govt High School Zagoo, Beerwa, Mst Haseena Firdous the then Principal Govt Higher Secondary School Char-i-Shareef, Shri Gulzar Ahmad Mir R/O Beerwa and Abdul Hamid Dar R/O Rusoo, Beerwa (Private beneficiary). A verification conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir has revealed that the aforementioned officers of Education Department hatched a criminal conspiracy and in furtherance of the same allowed the private beneficiaries to join Govt services as class 4th on the basis of fake and forged appointment orders and withdrew their salaries. 

Dated:-06.03.2014

Vigilance registered case against officers/ officials of PWD (R&B) Leh

            Vigilance Organization has registered case FIR No. 06/2014 u/s 5(1) (c) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C. Act Svt. 2006 and 120-B RPC P/S VOK against 02 Superintending Engineers, 06 Executive Engineers, 05 Assistant Executive Engineers, 05 Storekeepers, 04 Head Clerk,  03 Assistant Accounts Officers of PWD (R&B) Circle Leh, Special Sub-Division, Khaltsi, R&B Division Leh, Special Sub-Division Nyoma, Construction Division Leh and I&FC Leh.     

            The officers/ officials while their posting in PWD (R&B) Circle Leh, Special Sub-Division, Khaltsi, R&B Division Leh, Special Sub-Division Nyoma, Construction Division Leh and I&FC Leh hatched a criminal conspiracy in between them and as well as with other officers/ officials and suppliers effected purchase of sub-standard (not hot dipped as specified in the supply orders) and under-weight knitted crate mesh, thereby causing loss to the state exchequer to the tune of Rs. 46.72 lacs.

           On the basis of the said allegations case has been registered and investigation is taken up by the SSP VOK Srinagar.

 

Dated:-26-02-2014.

Junior Assistant Nazir Ahmad Bhat PDC Division Sopore in Vigilance Net. 

Nazir Ahmad Bhat Junior Assistant of Power Development Corporation Division Sopore has been trapped by Vigilance Organisation Kashmir (VOK) today on 26.2.2014 while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.1000/- as 1st installment from complainant Sh. Imtiyaz Ahmad Lone R/O Nowshera Boniyar, Uri who approached Vigilance Organisation with written complaint alleging therein that the accused has demanded Rs.2000/- as bribe for processing the pay arrears of the complainant.

A case FIR No.05/2014 u/s 5(2) P.C. Act 2006 r/w 161 RPC P/S VOK has been registered and further investigation is in progress.

 

Dated:-28-01-2014

Computer operator of Electric Divn Tulmulla Ganderbal Caught red handed

 

 Vigilance Organisation caught red handed  Niyaz Ahmad Rather, Computer Operator, Electric Division Tulmulla Ganderbal  while demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant Mohammad Rafiq Najar S/o Noor ud Din Najar R/o Saloora Ganderbal. 

Sh. Mohammad Rafiq Najar lodged a written complaint with Vigilance Organsiation Kashmir alleging therein that Niyaz Ahmad Rather is demanding Rs 1500 as bribe for settlement of electric bill. On the basis of said complaint, case FIR No.1/2014 U/S 5(2) P.C.Act 2006, r/w 161 RPC P/S VOK was registered and investigation taken up.

            During investigation the officials of  Vigilance Organisation laid a trap and accused Niyaz Ahmad Rather was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of Rs 1500/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witnesses. The tainted money was recovered from his possession and the accused was taken into custody for further investigation.

Dated:- 10-01-2014 

PROJECT MANAGER DIC JAMMU CONVICTED

On 16.04.2005 a written complaint was lodged by complainant Sh. Darshan Lal against Nana Ji Handoo Project  Manager DIC Jammu on the grounds that accused has demanded Rs.1500/- as bribe for making yearly assessment for toll exemption certificate for the year 2005-06 and making correction in the registration certificate issued by G.M. DIC by incorporating “mustard seeds instead of mustered oil” of his Oil Mill unit under the name of M/S Choudhary Oil Mills. The complainant approached the accused for doing needful who demanded Rs.20,000/- as illegal gratification but after persuasion the bribe amount was settled at Rs. 5000/-. Out of which complainant paid Rs.3500/- to the accused as illegal gratification as 1st instalment and remaining amount of Rs.1500/- was decided to be paid on 16.04.2005. Accordingly on the receipt of complaint a case FIR No.03/2005 was registered at P/S VOJ. Investigation was taken-up and a Successful trap was laid and accused was caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.1500/- from complainant. The investigation of the case was concluded as proved against the accused and after obtaining sanction from competent authority, the challan of the case was produced in the Hon’ble Court Special Judge Anti Corruption Jammu. The Hon’ble Court after perusal of evidence found Nana Ji Handoo the then Project Manager DIC Jammu guilty for demanding and accepting the bribe to the tune of Rs. 1500/- from the complainant. The prosecution has been able to prove its case against the accused beyond the shadow of doubt under section 161 RPC r/w section 5(2) PC Act 2006.

The accused is held guilty for commission of offence u/s 161 RPC r/w sec. 5(2) of PC act. The accused is convicted and sentenced to undergo imprisonment for a period of 01 year u/s 5(2) PC act. and  held liable to pay fine of Rs.20000/- also. Out of which Rs.10000/- shall be given to the complainant as compensation for miseries suffered. In default of fine, the accused shall further undergo 06 months simple imprisonment. The sentence of imprisonment shall run concurrently for the both offences.       

 

Dated:- 09-01-2014-III

CASE REGISTERED AGAINST THE REVENUE OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN KISHTWAR LAND SCAM

               Today a case FIR No.03/2014 u/s 5(1) (d) r/w sec. 5(2) P.C. Act Svt. 2006 & sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B RPC was registered in P/S Vigilance Organization,Jammu against Abdul Qayoom the then Girdawar, Halqa Pochhal, Om Dutt the then Patwari Halqa Pochhal, Mohd Iqbal Kichloo the then Patwari Halqa Pochhal and Abdul Aziz Tak the then Patwari Halqa Pochhal and the beneficiaries namely Shri Pardeep Singh and others on the basis of verification conducted into the allegations that the land measuring 60 kanals and 16 marlas of land falling under Khasra No.2772/583 min which was shown in revenue records since 1971 as  Govt. land not inhabited by anyone has been fraudulently mutated by the above named revenue officers/officials in the name of Pardeep Singh and others on monetary considerations. It was alleged that said land was coming within the alignment of the Kishtwar Chatroo Sinthan Road and involved huge amount of the compensation which prompted the above action by the revenue authorities who acted with malafide intentions to confer undue benefit upon Pardeep Singh and others in lieu of huge monetary benefits. The verification conducted further revealed that the said land was “Shamlat Deh” and the proprietary land owners of the village had proportionate share in the same but the said revenue officials by abusing their official position made fraudulent entries in revenue record exclusively in their favour in respect of the portion of land falling under Kh. No.2772/583 of village Pochhal which was coming under alignment of Kishtwar-Sinthan Road. This was done by initially changing the status of land from “Gair Mumkin Jarh” to “Gorah” in the year 2003 and subsequently attesting mutations of the said land in favour of the beneficiaries in the year 2010 by showing their possession over the same since the year 1971. Even the possession of Shri Kuljeet Kumar and Shri Pardeep Singh has been shown since 1971 whereas their dates of birth have been found as 02.02.1977 and 05.04.1964 respectively.

 

Dated:- 09-01-2014-II

OFFICERS / OFFICIALS OF JAMMU MUNICIPALITY IN VIGILANCE NET

Vigilance Organization has registered a case against Joint Commissioner (Adm) JMC, Chief Enforcement Officer Sh.Satish Khajuria JMC, Enforcement Officer Naresh Khajuria, Munish Bhatia and Sidarth Bhatia Sons of Madan Mohan Bhatia, 292-A opposite Peerbaba, Apsra Road, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu and other officers/officials of JMC, Jammu for facilitating/raising  the construction of a huge commercial structure under the garb of residential permission in violation of COBO regulations.

Case F.I.R. No.02/2014 P/S.VOJ U/S 5 (1) (d) r/w  5 (2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 and Section 120-B RPC was registered by Vigilance Organisation  on the conclusion  of  verification which revealed   that Munish Bhatia and Sidarth Bhatia in league with officers / officials of Jammu Municipality have constructed big commercial three storeyed building with basement instead of residential structure for which  permission was actually granted.  The violations are in terms of floor area, height, setbacks and change in land use from residential to commercial which are against the sanctioned plan, master plan, zoning regulations and building Bye-Laws (COBO) etc.

The officers/ officials did not take the timely action under COBO Act and remained silent till the completion of the three storeyed commercial building. The officers of the Enforcement wing and the Joint Commissioner (Adm.) in the notices under section 7(1) and 7(3) of COBO Act dated 14.08.2012 and 17.12.2012 respectively issued to the beneficiaries deliberately and dishonestly concealed the actual violations to be mentioned in the notices and instead mentioned the violation in vague terms, which facilitated the beneficiaries to get the non compoundable violations compounded.

 

Dated:- 09-01-2014

EXECUTIVE ENGINEER R&B SPECIAL SUB-DIVISION, MAHORE AND OTHER IN VIGILANCE NET 

            A case FIR No.17/2013 under section 5(1) (d) r/w 5 (2) P.C. Act 2006, 120-B RPC was registered in P/S VOJ against Shri Sunil Gupta, the then Executive Engineer, (R&B) Special Sub-division, Mahore and others on the basis of a verification conducted by Vigilance.

            The verification conducted has found that the Ex.Engineer R&B special sub-division, Mahore had abused his official position and allotted the works to his blue-eyed contractors under the garb of departmental execution. The verification has further found that the works amounting to approximately 2.53 crores were got executed departmentally by Ex.Engineer, R&B special sub division, Mahore by deliberately fragmenting them in parts so as to bring them within financial competence and undue benefit has been conferred upon blue-eyed contractors by first allotting them work without inducing any competition and further releasing payments in their favour without deducting service tax from their payments. The payments worth Rs.2,53,87,520/- have been released without deducting service tax amounting to Rs.26,65,689/- from the bills of regular contractors who executed these works.