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.        

Dated:- 19-12-2013

Vigilance produced Challan against Nizam-ud-Din Sheikh the then VLW (Panchayat Secretary)  

Vigilance Organisation after obtaining necessary sanctions from the concerned competent authorities, presented Charge Sheet (Challan) on 19-12-2013 in case FIR No.23/2012, P/S VOK, against accused Nizam-ud-Din Sheikh the then VLW (Panchayat Secretary) Halqa Saidipora, Baramulla R/O Muzbagh Sopore, before the Hon’ble Court of 1st Addl. District and Sessions Judge Baramulla for the commission of offences punishable u/s 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) P.C Act, Svt-2006 and section 161 RPC. The accused public servant while posted in Halqa Saidipora as VLW (Panchayat Secretary) Block Baramulla, demanded and accepted an amount of Rs.5000/- as illegal gratification from the complainant namely Sh. Pervaiz Ahmad Dar R/o Nowgam Tragpora Rafiabad Baramulla for signing the memo bill and completion certificate in respect of work executed under CDF scheme by the complainant.

Dated:- 2-12-2013

 Vigilance produced challan against officials of Social welfare & JK Bank

 Vigilance Organisation after obtaining necessary sanctions from the concerned competent authorities as envisaged u/s, 6 of J&K P.C. Act, presented Challan in case FIR No.26/2008, P/S VOK, registered on 18-07-2008, against Mst. Rafiqa R/O Karfali Mohalla Haba Kadal Srinagar the then Junior Assistant Tehsil Social Welfare office Chadoora, and Manzoor-ul-Haq R/O Kalwal Mohalla Rainawari Srinagar  the then Associate Executive (Manager) of J&K Bank Chadoora, before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir Srinagar.

During the investigation of the instant case, it surfaced that in the year 2006-2007, the accused public servants namely Mst. Rafiqa and accused Manzoor-ul-Haq by abuse of their official positions hatched a criminal conspiracy and by falsification of accounts misappropriated public money to the tune of Rs.16,14,651/- which was otherwise meant for widows, handicapped and old aged persons listed with Tehsil Social Welfare office, Chadoora. Prima-facie offences u/s 5(2) Prevention of Corruption Act, 2006 and section 409, 468, 471, 491, 120-B RPC was established against them.  

Dated:- 28-11-2013 

Vigilance Produced challan against officials of Town Drainage Division Srinagar. 

            Vigilance Organisation J&K  produced challan against Naseer Ahmad Qamrade, Draftsman and Nisar Ahmad Mandoo, Junior Assistant both posted in Town Drainage Division Srinagar before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar.

            Case FIR No. 8/2012-VOK  was registered on 28-03-2012 on a written complaint lodged by Bilal Ahmad Khan R/o Qalamdanpora, Srinagar stating that in lieu for processing and issuance of authority letter for execution of construction of two drains at Zargar Mohalla and Aram Mohalla Pattan, the accused officials are demanding a bribe of Rs 5000/-  each for processing the same.

            A trap was laid and the accused public servants namely Naseer Ahmad Qamrade, then Draftsman and Nisar Ahmad Mandoo, Junior Assistant both posted in Town Drainage Divn Srinagar were caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5000/-  After completion of investigation,  the sanction for prosecution was obtained from competent authority, the challan has now been  produced in the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar for judicial determination.

Dated:- 08-10-2013 

   Patwari Halqa Karewa Damander Tehsil Chadoora caught red handed

  Vigilance Organsiation caught red handed  Ashiq Ali Khan S/o Ghulam Rasool Khan R/o Panner Jageer Tral, Patwari Halqa Karewa Damander Tehsil Chadoora while demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant Sh. Fayaz Ahmad Ganie  S/o Ghulam Mohammad Ganie R/o Handal Bagh Kralapora, Tehsil Chadoora. 

Sh. Fayaz Ahmad Ganie lodged a written complaint with Vigilance Organsiation Kashmir alleging therein that Patwari Halqa Karewa Damander Tehsil Chadoora is demanding an amount of Rs 2500/- as illegal gratification for the making the entries in the revenue records. Brief facts of the case are that  one Manzoor Ahmad Aiyam S/o Mohammad Shaban Aiyam R/o Haiderpora managed papers of land fraudulently on his name which is under the possession / cultivation of the complainant since decades. In this behalf the complainant had approached Tehsildar concerned for making correction in the papers. The Tehsildar  endorsed the application to patwari concerned for required correctness in the records.

On the basis of said complaint, case FIR No.19/2013 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 Ashiq Ali Khan, Patwari Halqa Karewa Damander Tehsil Chadoora,was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of Rs 2500/- 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: 30-09- 2013.

VO produced challan against Sh. Mohammad Aslam Khan the then Incharge Naib Tehsildar Baghat Kanipora.

Vigilance organization produced challan in case FIR No.7/2012 U/S 5(2) J&K P.C. Act r/w 161 RPC before the Hon’ble Court of Addl. Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar on 28.09.2013 against Sh. Mohammad Aslam Khan the then Incharge Naib Tehsildar Baghat Kanipora. The accused was caught red handed while demanding and accepting an amount of Rs.2000/- as illegal gratification on 27.03.2012 from one Gh. Mohammad Bhat S/o Ab. Jabbar R/o Darambugh Kralpora, Chadoora for making corrections in revenue records. The accused was present at the time of production of challan. Next date of hearing has been fixed on 30.10.2013.

 

                             Dated:- 23-09-2013

 VO produced challan against Shri Baseer Khan, IAS  

Consequent upon sanction for launching prosecution received from Government of India in case FIR No. 08/2009 Police Station Vigilance Organisation Kashmir pertaining to Gulmarg Land Scandal against Shri Baseer Khan, IAS presently Dy. Commissioner Kishtwar, challan was produced before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-corruption Srinagar by the Vigilance Organisation for Judicial determination.  

Dated 17.9.2013

Vigilance produced challan against Executive Engineer Electric Divn Budgam & Others 

Vigilance Organization produced  challan in case FIR No. 53/2007,  P/S VOK before the Court of Hon’ble Special Judge, Anti-Corruption, Kashmir against Mohammad Sultan Sheikh, the then Executive Engineer, Electric Division Budgam ( now retired), Parvez Naqash, the then Executive Engineer, GDA Gulmarg, now retired and others including private suppliers. 

The Instant case was registered on 5.10.2007 at P/S VOK on outcome of JSC conducted on allegation that the officers and officials of Electric Division Budgam by misuse of official position during the year 2005-06 purchased electric items which were not required at all by the department on highly exorbitant rates which resulted in causing huge wrongful loss to the state exchequer.

Dated:11.09.2013

Today a one day conference of the newly inducted Superintendants of Police in Vigilance Organisation was held in the Conference Hall of Vigilance Organisation Humahama. Sh. Alok Puri, IGP and Sh. Ali Mohd Bhat, DIG Hqrs. briefed the officers. Sh. Mukhtiar Ahmad Shah Director of Prosecution in the Vigilance Organisation gave legal directions to them.

The conference was chaired by Shaikh Owais Ahmad, ADGP and Director of the Premier Anti Graft Investigating Agency of the Government. He gave an overall briefing to the officers in day to day functioning and policy matters.

Dated:- 6.9.2013

VO books officials of Directorate of Sarva Shiksha Abhyaan 

On the basis of the enquiry report received from DC Leh, the Vigilance Organization Kashmir has registered a case FIR No.18/2013 u/s 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 and section 120-B RPC against officials of Directorate Sarva Shiksha Abhyaan in the construction work of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyala Hostel at Nayoma, Leh executed in the year 2009.

The District Magistrate Leh inspected the building and found substandard construction leading to development of cracks in the building. The building has been declared unsafe for use. The amount utilized in construction has been rendered as wasteful expenditure, thus resulting in loss to the state exchequer. Investigation of the case is in progress.

 

 Dated:-3.9.2013

VO produced challan against Patwari Javid Ahmad Lone 

The Vigilance Organisation Kashmir produced Challan against Javid Ahmad Lone S/O Ghulam Hassan Lone R/o Nehama Pampore, Pulwama then Patwari Halqa Sadrabal, Srinagar accused in case FIR No.20/2012 P/S VOK.

The instant case was registered on 27-08-2012 on a written complaint lodged by Sh. Fayaz Ahmad Gazi S/o Abdul Khaliq Gazi R/o Lal Bazar Lane No.3, Srinagar stating therein that he has purchased a residential house from one Shri Arshad Farooqi at Lal Bazar Srinagar. The complainant is presently residing in the said house. Since the said house is to be transferred on the name of complainant, as such he approached the concerned Patwari Javid Ahmad alongwith related documents. In order to do the needful the said Patwari is demanding bribe without which he has shown his reluctance to make necessary entries. The complainant being against paying of bribe approached Vigilance Organisation Kashmir for taking legal action against the corrupt Patwari.

During the course of investigation the accused Patwari was caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs.2000/- from the complainant. The investigation of the case was concluded as proved and after Govt. accorded sanction for launching prosecution against suspect, the Challan was produced in the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-corruption Kashmir, Srinagar.

The court has given next date of hearing on 25-10-2013.  

Dated:- 29.08.2013

Altaf Ahmad Chishti , then Junior Engineer, Mechanical Irrigation Division Sopore convicted and sentenced to imprisonment.

The Hon’ble Court of Addl. Special Judge, Anti-Corruption, Kashmir presided by Mtr Jeema Bashir today convicted Altaf Ahmad Chisti, then Junior Engineer, Mechanical Irrigation Division Sopore S/o Sh.Mohd Maqbool Chishti  R/o Bagh-I-Islam Baramulla and sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 02 years and fine of Twenty thousands rupees for commission of offence punishable under Sections  5(2) r/w 5(1)(c) P.C. Act. Svt. 2006 and in default of payment of fine rigorous imprisonment for a period of six months; three years rigorous imprisonment and fine of Rupees Thirty thousands  for offence punishable under section 409 R.P.C and in default of payment of fine rigorous imprisonment for a period of six months.

The case was registered with Police Station, Vigilance Organization, Kashmir on 25-01-1999 in consequence to a preliminary enquiry and it was proved during investigation that the accused Sh. Altaf Ahmad Chisthi then Junior Engineer posted in Mechanical Irrigation Division Sopore had taken 53 GI Pipes of 4” dia temporary for digging the tube wells in the year 1993 and never deposited the said pipes back in the store of department but misappropriated the same. The value of the misappropriated pipes was revealed to be amounting to Rs.1.84 lacs. The investigation in the instant case was closed as Proved and challan was produced before Hon’ble Court on 19.12.2002. After a marathon trial of about eleven long years, the Hon’ble Court has convicted the accused and sent him to Central Jail, Srinagar for undergoing the sentence. The Vigilance Organisation was represented by Sh. Syed Sarir Ahmad Andrabi, Sr. Prosecuting officer  in the said case during final arguments. The rate of conviction so far in the court of Additional Special Judge Anti corruption is 100 percent for the current year

Dated:- 05-8-2013

             The surveillance team of Vigilance Organization conducted a verification into the allegations of corrupt and illegal practices by Suresh Kumar Rekhi, Deputy General Manger, JKPCC who had amassed huge wealth disproportionate to his known source of income.
              A search warrant was obtained from the Hon’ble Judge, Anti-Corruption Court Jammu and three different teams were constituted under the supervision of SSP Vigilance Organization Jammu who laid a pre-dawn swoop and conducted searches.
              Besides many houses and buildings, a farm house with 6 kanals of land near Vijaypur and luxury vehicles were detected. Many documents have been seized and are being scrutinized for further investigation. In this a case FIR No. 12/2013 U/S 5(1) (e) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act Police Station Vigilance Organization Jammu has been registered. Searches are going on and investigation taken up.
             In a concerted effort by the Vigilance Organization the official spokesperson stated that such raids would be conducted in the future to curb the menace of corruption in society.

Dated:- 01-08-2013

In a high profile revenue embezzlement case of Lethpora land scam 04 more properties have been attached by Vigilance Organization. The properties include moveable as well as immovable properties raised out of misappropriated amount of Rs.22.00 Crores approximately (during land acquisition proceedings for widening of National Highway funded by NHA1 GOI in 2010) by officers/ officials of then DC Office Pulwama in connivance with J&K Bank officials and private persons connected with case FIR No.37/2010 P/S VOK. The properties are 03 Kanals 02 Marlas of land at Noorpora Tral, 02 Kanals 05 Marlas of land at Ratnipora Pulwama and 02 Kanals 03 Marlas of land at Nowgam, the market value of the properties is worth Rs.1.25 Crores. It is pertinent to mention that the Vigilance Organization has already attached a number of properties both moveable and immovable including the palatial house of kingpin Farooq Jehanjeeb at Rawalpora Srinagar, frozen of Bank accounts worth crores of rupees by resorting to special provision of attachment under Prevention of Corruption Act svt. 2006. The present market value of these properties is more than 08 Crores approx. which is public money and belonging to state exchequer. The investigation is at the final stage and is likely to be sent o Government for accord of sanction.

Dated:- 01-08-2013-II

SVO registers case against Sh. V.K. Abrol, the then Xen, PHE Sub-Division, Akhnoor, Jammu & others.

The Vigilance Organization registered a case against Sh. V.K. Abrol, the then Executive Engineer, U.S Dour the then Ex.Engineer, R.C. Gupta the then Ex. Engineer PHE Division Akhnoor. Surinder Singh the then AEE, Sub Division Bhalwal, Sanjay Nargotra the then AEE Sub Division Bhalwal, R.K Sharma, Head Draftsman, N.K. Kohli, Head Draftsman, T.K. Sharma, Jr. Engineer and D.B. Singh, Jr. Engineer & others for misappropriation of funds at PHE Sub Division Bhalwal Akhnoor, Jammu.
On receipt of a complaint, a Joint Surprise Check (JSC) conducted to enquire into the allegations of misappropriation of funds committed by the officers / officials of PHE Sub Division Bhalwal, Akhnoor Jammu 2004-2007 revealed that in the execution of Water Supply Schemes Kot, Sumbliwala, Gurha Pattan, Amb Dumi, Migrant Camp Purkhoo and Bagani Gorda through Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (A Central Govt. Scheme) funds were misappropriated by way of drawing bills against (i) Non-existent works (ii) By preparing and drawing fraudulent bills of labour component and (iii) By not incuuring expenditure as per approved action plan. The JSC has revealed that a large scale misappropriation / bungling of funds has been taken place on the name of actual labour used for laying / dismantling / rethreading of G.I. Pipes of various dias in addition to the use of schedule rates of 1997/2004 prevalent during the period of execution.
A test check of 50 Nos. of estimate reveals that Rs. 5,02,320/- have been charged as inflated labour component in water supply scheme Kot 2nd for laying / dismantling of pipes of different diameters.
The JSC further reveals that Rs.2,13,760/- have been shown charged for welding of pipes of different dias in the above mentioned schemes which did not prove on ground.
The Joint Surprise Check also reveals that in a test check of 39 estimates of Sumbliwala Scheme Rs. 2,92,715/- have been charged as inflated labour component for laying / dismantling / rethreading of G.I. Pipes of different diameter in the shape of labourers and fitters which are in excess to the rates charged on the basis of schedules rates prevalent at the time.
The Joint Surprise Check further reveals that 10% of contractors profit has also been charged by the officers / officials of PHE Sub-Division Bhalwal, Akhnoor concerned in laying / dismantling / rethreading of pipes of different diameters in the above mentioned water supply schemes, whereas the work has been executed departmentally.
The allegations against officers / officials of PHE Sub-Division Bhalwal Akhnoor namely S/Shri V.K. Abrol the then Executive Engineer, U.S. Dour the then Ex. Engineer, R.C Gupta the then Ex. Engineer PHE Division Akhnoor, Surinder Singh the then AEE, Sub Division Bhalwal, Sanjay Nargotra the then AEE Sub Division Bhalwal, R.K. Sharma, Head Draftsman, N.K. Kohli Head Draftsman, T.K. Sharma, Jr. Engineer and D.B Singh Jr. Engineer & others have proved and amount to criminal misconduct. Accordingly a case FIR No.11/2013 under section 5(1) (D) r/w section 5(2) P.C. At 2006 BK and 120-B RPC has been registered and taken up for investigation.
 

Dated:- 25-07-2013

Patwari Halqa Nandpora, Srinagar caught red handed while accepting bribe.

State Vigilance Organisation caught red handed Tariq Ahmad, Patwari Halqa Nundpora, Srinagar while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.4000/- from the complainant Er. Hakeem Muzammil S/o Hakim habib-ullah R/o Bagwanpora Lalbazar, Srinagar.

Er. Hakeem Muzammil lodged a written complaint in Vigilance Organisation Kashmir alleging therein that in connection with the issuance of revenue extracts of Khasra No. 7447/34,7448/34 and 30 etc, the concerned patwari, Tariq Ahmad is demanding illegal gratification for handing over the same.

On the basis of said complaint, case FIR No.17/2013 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 State Vigilance Organisation organized a trap and accused Tariq Ahmad, Patwari Halqa Nundpora, Srinagar,was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of Rs 4000/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted money was recovered from his possession and the accused was taken into custody for further investigation.

Dated: 24th July, 2013.

SVO produced challan against Block Forest Officer, Keller

Vigilance Organization Kashmir produced Challan (Final Report) of Case FIR No. 22/2012 under Section 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) of J&K Prevention of Corruption Act, Samvat 2006 against Ghulam Hassan Reshi, S/o Ghulam Qadir Reshi, R/o Batengoo Anantnag, then Block Forest Officer, Keller before the Court of Hon’ble Special Judge, Anti-Corruption, Kashmir Srinagar today on 24.07.2013.
Case FIR No. 22/2012 was registered in P/S VOK on 31.08.2012 on receipt of a written complaint from Shri Abdul Rashid Dar, S/o Muma Dar, R/o Dairoo Keller, District Shopian alleging therein that he had applied for issuance of timber for construction of his residential house. The officials of the Forest Department conducted the spot inspection but the concerned Forester is not furnishing his report on his application and has demanded an amount of Rs.1,000/- as bribe for providing the report etc. During the course of investigation a team was constituted to lay a trap in which among other on independent witness was also included and the bribe amount of Rs.1,000/- obtained from the complainant was treated with phenolphthalein powder. After completing the pre-trap proceedings the team visited Gulab Teng, Keller on the instance of the accused where the accused Forester demanded and accepted the bribe amount from the complainant in presence of the independent witness and other team members. The accused was accordingly arrested and the bribe amount was recovered from his possession. The investigation of the case finally revealed that the accused officer has demanded and accepted the bribe of Rs. 1,000/- from the complainant for providing report on the application for sanction of timber for the construction of residential house. The Hon’ble Court has fixed 30.09.2013 as the next date of hearing.

Dated:- 02-07-2013-

Head Draftsman of Rural Dev. Department Kupwara  caught red handed

State Vigilance Organsiation caught red handed  Sh Basher Ahmad S/O Gh. Ahmad Mir R/O Gantamulla Baramulla presently residing at Haiderpora Gulbarg Colony Srinagar, Head Draftsman Rural Development Department Kupwara while demanding and accepting bribe form the complainant Sh. Gh. Ahmad Malik S/o Abdul Aziz Malik R/o Haiyan Trehgam Kupwara. 

Sh. Gh. Ahmad Malik lodged a written complaint in Vigilance Organsiation Kashmir alleging therein that in response to NIT issued by Executive Engineer RDD Kupwara , among others he also deposited tender for the execution of works of Toilet Block and Passenger Shed at Keran. During competition both the works were allotted to the complainant  and the Executive Engineer RDD has to issue the execution order, but it was learnt from the  office that the documents have been kept with by Sh. Bashir Ahmad (Head draftsman), who has been transferred and has not deposited the documents in the office. On this the complainant  approached the Head Draftsman Sh. Bashir Ahmad who demanded an amount of Rs. 1.00 lac as illegal gratification for handing over the relevant papers, but after great persuasion the deal was struck for Rs. 75,000/- .An amount of Rs. 5000/- is to be paid to him on 02-07-2013 and remaining is to be paid in instalments.

On the basis of said complaint, case FIR No.16/2013 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 State Vigilance Organisation organized a trap and accused Bashir Ahmad, Head Draftsman ,was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of Rs 5000/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted money was recovered from his possession and the accused was taken into custody for further investigation

Dated:- 02-07-2013

 

I/C Executive Officer Municipal Committees Sumbal, Hajin & Bandipora in Vigilance Net

 State Vigilance Organization registered three cases FIR No’s 13/2013,14/2013, and 15/2013 U/S 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) PC Act 2006, and r/w Section 120- (B) RPC P/S VOK against Imtiyaz Ahmad Parray, President, Municipal Committee Hajan,  Ab. Rashid Mir, President, Municipal Committee Sumbal,  Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi, President, Municipal Committee Bandipora and Ab. Rashid Shah, I/C Executive officer, of these Municipal Committees and others

A verifications conducted into the allegations of illegal appointments in Municipal Committees Hajin, Sumbal and Bandipora revealed that during the year     2009-10, the then Presidents of these Municipal Committees in league with Incharge Executive officer Shri Abdul Rashid Shah who held the charge of all the three municipal committees Hajin, Sumbal, Bandipora, made 149 (54 in MC Bandipora, 13 in MC Hajin & 82 MC Sumbal) illegal appointments including their relatives, in gross violation of standing Govt. Orders/rules and without any competence.  Some of the beneficiaries after appointment were found to have been transferred to other municipal committees by I/c Executive Officer.

Verifications conducted has further revealed that these appointees were lacking the eligibility criteria as laid down in the recruitment rules / orders governing these appointments. Incharge executive Officer Sh Abdul Rashid Shah was found to have drawn their salaries from the state exchequer.

Dated:- 28-06-2013 

SVO produced challan against Agriculture Extension Worker 

  State Vigilance Organization produced challan against Mohammad Ashraf Mir S/o Ghulam Mohammad Mir R/o Gundipora, Pulwama, the then Agriculture Extension Worker, (R-e-Z), Sub Division Kakapora, Pulwama in the Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Srinagar in case FIR No. 26/2012  P/S-VOK. 

The Case was registered  on receipt of a written complaint lodged by  Shri Ghulam Qadir Bhat S/o Wali Mohammad Bhat R/o Jageer Parigam, Pulwama on 28.09.2012  wherein it was alleged that Government has recently launched “Saffron Mission” for providing cultivation of Saffron where-under farmers were given an amount of Rs.25000/- per Kanal of Land, under the scheme. The complainant also cultivated saffron on two Kanals of land, under the scheme. The complainant had alleged that in order to process his case the accused official was demanding Rs.15,000/- as bribe. On the basis of said complaint case FIR No.26/2012 was registered in P/S VOK and investigation was set into motion. 

During the course of investigation the accused Agriculture Extension Worker was caught red handed while demanding and accepting an amount of Rs.6000/- from the complainant in presence of independent witnesses, The investigation of the case was concluded as proved and Govt. accorded sanction for launching prosecution against the suspect. The challan was produced in the court of special Judge Anti-corruption, Kashmir, Srinagar on     28 .06.2013.

Dated:- 26-06-2013 

Sr. Assistant of Assistant Director Employment and Counseling Centre in Vigilance Net 

            State Vigilance Organisation today caught red handed Syed Shabir Ahmad, Senior Assistant in the office of Assistant Director Employment and Counseling Centre Ganderbal while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 500/-  from the complainant Zahid Ahmad Mir S/o Noor Mohammad Mir R/o Safapora, Ganderbal. 

Shri Zahid Ahmad Mir lodged a written complaint in P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir stating therein that the accused Syed Shabir Ahmad is demanding  bribe for the release of subsidy amount to the tune of Rs 26,000/- against total amount of Rs 3,00000/- loan sanctioned in his favour. 

            On the basis of said complaint, case FIR No.12/2013 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 State Vigilance Organisation organized a trap and accused Syed Shabir Ahmad, Senior Assistant was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of Rs 500/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted money was recovered from his possession and the accused was taken into custody for further investigation

Dated:- 24.06.2013

Officers/ officials of Dodhpathri Development Authority in Vigilance Net.  

State Vigilance Organisation registered a case FIR NO. 11/2013 U/S 5(1) (d), 5(2) J&K P.C.Act 2006 r/w Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 120-B RPC against Abdul Rashid Shah, the then Chief Executive Officer, Dodhpathri Development  Authority, Mohammad Dilawar Malik, then Range Officer (I/c Dodhpathri) and Ghulam Rasool Lone, Forest Officer Block Raithan (Supervisory Officer Dodhpathri) for misappropriation of amount to the tune of Rs 10.00 lacs. 

            Verification into the matter revealed that the officers/ officials named above hatched a criminal conspiracy and by abusing their official position, misappropriated an amount of Rs 10.00 lacs on account of hiring of Sumo Vehicles for conducting inspection of works, purchase of plant material (house chest nuts), purchase and fixing of flex film based computerized hoardings, construction of view points, tapping of springs and construction of parking places at Dodhpathri which resulted in corresponding loss to the state exchequer.

 The investigation of the case is taken up.     

Dated:-01.06.2013

          “Incharge Executive Officer Municipal Committee Sumbal/Bandipora under Vigilance Net”

                        Several complaints were received regarding amassing of disproportionate assets to his know source of income by I/C Executive Officer Municipal Committee Sumbal/Hajin Shri Abdul Rashid Shah S/o Noor-ud-din Shah R/o Papchan Bandipora. A secret verification conducted into the allegations which substantiated the complaints. Accordingly a case FIR No. 09/2013 U/S 5(1)(e)  r/w 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 P/S VOK  was registered in P/S VOK against Shri Abdul Rashid Shah S/o Noor-ud-din Shah R/o Papchan Bandipora. Search warrants were obtained from the court of  Hon’ble  Anti Corruption Srinagar  and searches were conducted to lay hands on some incriminating documents related to raising of assets disproportionate. Among the places searched by the officers/officials of VOK include;

1-   Residential house of the accused at Papchan Bandipora .

2-    Residential house of the accused at Gazaliabad HMT Srinagar                       

3-   Residence of Ab. Rahim Wani at Wani Mohalla Sunarwani Bandipora.

 

During the searches several incriminating documents related to raising of disproportionate assets were recovered, besides documents related to his bank transaction and ATMS were recovered. The scrutiny of documents is going on. Some more recovery of incriminating documents is expected during further scrutiny.  The assets found link to the suspect officer include:-

i-            Residential house at Papchan Bandipora  

ii-           Residential house at Gazaliabad HMT

iii-          Shopping complex consisting of 15 shops titled Al-Abrar shopping  

              complex situated at Madina Market Bandipora.

iv-          07 Kanals of land at prime locations .

 

The investigation of the case is in going on.

Dated : 30/05/2013

G. A. Dar, then Director Horticulture Department, Kashmir convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for five years and fine of `50,000/-

The Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, Anti-Corruption, Kashmir presided by Shri M. L. Manhas today convicted Shri Ghulam Ahmad Dar, S/o Shri Abdul Rehman, R/o Rajdhani, Tehsil Thanna Mandi, District Rajouri and sentenced him to undergo simple imprisonment for five years and fine of ` 50,000/- under Sections 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) P.C. Act. Svt. 2006. The Hon’ble Court while delving on the subject stated that accused by abuse of his official position as Director Horticulture, Kashmir made backdoor appointments of 121 persons as Gardners/ Orderlies in the Horticulture Department dehors all the norms, rules and regulations exhibiting favouritism at the cost of educated meritorious youth, thereby, shattering their faith in public officers and conferred pecuniary advantage to the appointees. The prosecution has succeeded in proving charge against accused beyond reasonable doubt for commission of offence of criminal misconduct under Section 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) of J&K Prevention of Corruption Act, Svt. 2006. The Hon’ble Court observed that it is conscious to the fact that corruption in a civilized society is a disease like cancer, which if not detected in time, is sure to lead to disastrous consequences, corruption is termed as plague. The evil of corruption has persistently crept into various levels and this hydra headed dragon of corruption has to be lynched at the earliest, otherwise it is going to shake the socio-economic fabric. It should be paramountly born in mind, that corruption at any level does not deserve either sympathy or leniency. The law does not so countenance and rightly so because corruption corrodes the spine of a nation and in the ultimate eventuality makes the economy sterile. Backdoor and illegal appointment in public offices either for consideration or on the basis of favouritism have breached the trust of society and particularly educated youth who are the future pillars of the nation and in this manner they are bound to collapse under distress, frustration and exploitation. The menace of corruption, therefore, needs to be dealt with iron hands and the public servants involved in such practices should be shown no leniency in awarding punishments which should be a measure of deterrence in future of others.

The instant case was registered with Police Station, Vigilance Organization, Kashmir on 17.04.2002 in consequence to report appearing in media that the Director Horticulture had made number of illegal appointments of Class-IV employees without adhering to the set procedure and norms. It was alleged that Shri G. A. Dar during his tenure as Director Horticulture from November, 1997 to June, 1998 made 111 appointments against Class-IV posts and also regularized services of 14 daily wagers. The allegations were substantiated during investigation and it was proved that the accused has made as many as 121 appointments to Class-IV services from different parts of the state. The investigation in the instant case was closed as Proved and challan was produced before Hon’ble Court on 28.09.2005. After a marathon trial of eight long years, the Hon’ble Court has convicted the accused and sent him to Central Jail, Srinagar for undergoing the sentence.

 

 Dated 13-05-2013

Challan produced against Executive Engineer & others.

 State Vigilance Organization today presented challan against Ab Aziz Kashmiri S/o Gh Mohi-u-din the then executive engineer special sub division Bandipora (now retired), Mohammad Subhan Bhat S/o Ab Ahad Bhat the then Draftsman Special Sub-division Badipora, Saif-u-Din Mir S/o Ab Ahad Mir the then storekeeper special sub-division Bandipora, Nazir Ahmad Jan S/o Gh Mohiudin Jan the then Assistant Accounts Officer Special Sub-division Badipora, Naseer Ahmad Mir S/o Gh Mohammad Mir R/o Bandipora (Supplier), Mohammad Amin Dar S/o Gh Mohammad Dar R/o Badipora (Supplier) and Gh Nabi Tantray S/o Ab Jabbar Tantray R/o Bandipora (Supplier) in the Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Srinagar in case FIR No 41/2006 P/S VOK            The accused public servants while abusing their official positions have hatched a criminal conspiracy with each other during the month of March 2006, and have shown purchased Pipe and Pipe specials worth Rs 72,79,455/- instead of Rs 52,81,163/- and have released the payment in favour of the suppliers, thereby causing loss to the state exchequer to the tune of Rs 19,98,292.      

 

Dated 26-12-2012

 Rural Development Officers/Official booked

             State Vigilance Organization  registered case FIR No.26/2012 u/s 5(1)(c), 5(1) (d)  read with 5(2) J&K P.C.Act Svt.2006, 120-B, 409, 420, 467, 468 & 471 RPC in Police Station Vigilance Organization, Jammu on the basis of an enquiry conducted into allegation of misappropriation of state funds under MGNREGA Scheme, which has revealed that  the then BDOs Ramsoo Sh. Charanjeet Singh and Sh.Zaheer Abass Bhat in a conspired plan with officers/officials of Rural Engineering Wing Ramban/ Block Ramsoo namely Sh. Shabir Ahmed, Xen REW Division Ramban, Sh. Javed Ahmed, Incharge AEE Block Ramsoo, Sh. Ghulam Mohd Giri, Accountant Block Office, Ramsoo, Sh. Surjeet Singh, Junior Engineer Block Ramsoo, Sh. Kuldeep Singh, Multi Purpose Worker, Sh. Ayaz Ahmed, Gram Rozgar Sewak(GRS), Sh. Krishan Lal Thakur, Sarpanch Panchayat Halqa Senabatti-A and Smt. Sherifa Begum, Panch Halqa Senabatti-A   misappropriated an amount of Rs. 6,01,079/- dishonestly and fraudulently on the following works:-

 

(1)         The work of Land Development/Protection Bund Gatali was issued by the Sarpanch Sh. Krishan Lal Thakur, Panchayat Halqa Senabatti-A beyond his competency which was found non-existent during enquiries. Panch Halqa Smt. Sharifa Begum in a conspiracy with the VLW Kuldeep Singh and GRS Ayaz Ahmed prepared fake muster sheets which were signed by JE Surjeet Singh and then counter signed by the BDO Sh. Charanjeet Singh. On the basis of this fake and forged muster sheets, an amount of Rs.65,425/- were withdrawn. Simultaneously, fake bills were prepared for the same work by AEE Sh. Javed Ahmed, which were test checked by the then Xen REW Sh. Shabir Ahmed and on this account, an additional amount of Rs.1.00 lac was misappropriated.

(2)         The construction of Pacca Path from Chatan Bass to PWD Road was completed with the expenditure of Rs.1,24,025/-. But BDO Charanjeet Singh and Sarpanch K.L.Thakur with dishonest intention drew an additional amount of Rs. 1.00 lac vide cheque No.0929430299 dated 24.08.2011 from J&K Bank Ukhral, thus projecting the cost of Rs.2,24,025/-.

(3)         The construction of Pacca Bund near Army PWD Road was completed by showing an expenditure of Rs.2,52,557/-. Sarpanch, JE, VLW, GRS & BDO in a conspiracy with Accountant Sh. Ghulam Ahmed Giri misappropriated an amount of Rs.69,000/- by preparing wrong final report showing above mentioned expenditure whereas the bills and muster sheets show an expenditure of Rs.1,83,000/- only.

(4)         In construction of Pacca Path from Bus Stand to Hospital, an excess amount of Rs.44,000/- have been drawn which is not substantiated by the record and bills attached with the final report.

(5)         For construction of community path from Foot Bridge to Gatali, a double drawal has been made by the then BDO Sh. Zahir Abass and Sarpanch Sh. K.L.Thakur for an amount of Rs.40,050/- on account of skilled labourers and Rs.98,000/- have been fraudulently withdrawn on account of material purchased thus making a total misappropriation of Rs.1,38,050/-.

 

Enquiry report has further revealed that fake and fictitious muster sheets were prepared in the name of students studying far away at Jammu and Udhampur, labourers working in Gurez and Uttarpradesh, Rehbar-e-Taleem(RET) Teachers serving at distant location. Not only this, even the signatures were forged on behalf of those persons who were not involved in any job activity and on whose names, fake job cards were prepared by then BDOs. Enquiry report has also revealed that undue benefits have been granted in Indira Awas Yojna(IAY) to the persons who were not entitled to get the benefit. Investigation of the case is in progress.

 

 

 

Dated : 26-11-12

 

Challan produced against Executive Engineer & Others  

        Today on 26-11-2012 challan in case FIR No.30/2006 u/s 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2), J&K P.C Act 2006 and Section 120-B RPC was produced by State Vigilance Organization, Jammu in the court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption, Jammu against the accused persons namely S/Shri Yoginder Saproo, S/O Late Hari Nath Saproo 134/4, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu then XEN, Sub-Transmission Division, Udhampur now retired Superintending Engineer, Fareed Ahmed Tak S/O Kh. Ghulam Qadir Tak Munshi Mohalla, Doda Assistant Executive Engineer At present AEE, Electric Estate, Jammu, Saral Singh Manhas S/O Late Swami Raj Manhas Goila, Tehsil Thathri, District Doda Assistant Executive Engineer at present maintenance Division, Doda, Muhammad Idrees Khan S/O Shri Nawab Khan R/O Nagri Road Doda City Junior Engineer, At present in the office of Chief Engineer Planning and Designing Jammu, Tariq Hussain S/O Shri Ashiq Hussain Wani R/O Bhartund, Doda Junior Engineer at present JE, maintenance Division Batote.

 

                   Brief facts of the case are that a Joint Surprise Check conducted on a source report alleging therein that large scale bunglings in utilization of Public Funds meant for execution of works “Construction of 33/11 KV Receiving Station-II at Dallaian Tehsil Bhaderwah by the officials of Electric and Maintenance, Sub Transmission Division, Udhampur in the year 2004-05 revealed that an amount of Rs. 170.87 lacs was released for the execution of these works. On test checking and inspection of civil works viz. Land Leveling of Receiving Station Dallaian Bhaderwah, Construction of Breast wall & drain at Upper Terrace, Construction of Retaining wall along the road side, Construction of  Platform for Equipments Foundation & Switch Yard at the lower terrace, Construction of Breast Wall between upper and lower terrace, Laying of earthening mat and providing of earthling pits in the switch yard and erection of auxiliary transformer (63 KV) including transformer Platform, it was found that the above said officials of Electric and Maintenance Sub Transmission Division, Udhampur in league with each other hatched a criminal conspiracy and in furtherance of the same made payments for non executed civil works shown to have been executed. The verification further revealed that on ground, measurements of works executed did not tally with measurements for which payments were released. The test check of these civil works revealed that the accused officers with criminal intention executed the works for an amount of about Rs.14 lacs on ground as against the payment of Rs.31 lacs drawn from the state exchequer. During the course of investigation records having bearing on the subject matter of the case were seized and scrutinized. Statement of the witnesses conversant with the facts of the case were recorded. Besides, evidence was also collected to link the questioned documents with the accused public servants. It was found that the difference in the measurements found on spot and the measurements shown by the accused public servants on the measurement books by abusing their officials position under a conspired plan dishonestly prepared fraudulent bills on the basis of false/excessive measurements. Shri Yoginder Saproo then XEN also approved and passed these fraudulent bills without cross verifying the measurements on ground, extra charging on activities which were not part of the project report and also ignored the charging of extra amount on carriage and transportation reflected by his co-conspirator officers/officials. On the basis of evidence like the Engineering reports, spot inspections and other documentary evidences the accused were found responsible for having caused loss to the tune of Rs.16,14,784/- to the state exchequer. Accordingly after completing the investigation, obtaining   Govt. sanction in respect of the above mentioned in service accused public servants from the competent, Authority, challan in the case was produced in the court of Special Judge, Anti-Corruption, Jammu for judicial determination.

 

Dated:- 28-09-2012

Agriculture official caught red handed


State Vigilance Organisation caught red handed Sh. Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Agriculture Extention Worker, Agriculture Sub-Division Kakpora Pulwama S/O Gh Mohammad Mir R/o Gundipora Pulwama while demanding and accepting Rs 6000/- from the complainant Sh.Gh Qadir Bhat S/O Wali Mohammad Bhat R/O Jagir Parigam Pulwama


Sh.Gh Qadir Bhat S/O Wali Mohammad Bhat R/O Jagir Parigam Pulwama, lodged a written complaint in P/S Vigilance Organsiation Kashmir stating therein that the Govt recently introduced Scheme “Saffron Mission” for cultivation of Saffron where under farmers of Parigam were told that an amount of Rs26000/- per kanal against cultivation of saffron will be paid to growers and in this respect complainant also cultivated saffron on two kanals of land. In order to process the case of complainant the accused official is demanding Rs 15000/- as bribe. After great persuasion the matter has been settled at Rs 6000/- which was to be paid today.

On the basis of said complaint, case FIR No.26/2012 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 State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and aacused Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Agriculture Extention Worker, Agriculture Sub-Division Kakpora Pulwama was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of Rs 6000/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted money was recovered and the accused was taken into custody for further investigation.

Dated:- 27.09.2012


SVO produces challan against former Director Agriculture & others


State Vigilance Organization produced challan on 26.09.2012 against Shri Gh Hyder Bhat then Director Agriculture, Kashmir now retired R/o Arabal Srinagar, Sh Noor din Wani then District Agriculture Officer (Extension) Pulwama R/o Gousia Colony Lal Nagar Chanpora, Srinagar, Sh Bashir Ahmad Mir then Chief Agriculture Officer Pulwama now retired R/o Bungran, Shopian and Mohammad Sadeeq Rather R/o Hyderpora Bypass Proprietor M/S Modern Seed Farm, Srinagar in the Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Srinagar in Case FIR No 19/2009 P/S VOK u/s 5(1)d r/w 5(2) PC Act, Svt 2006 r/w section 120 B, 449, 468 and 471 RPC.

A verification was conducted into the allegations that during the year 2002-03, the accused officers under a well knit conspiracy with the Propertier of M/S Modern Seed Farm, Srinagar had dishonestly shown placement of different supply orders with M/S Garnier Seeds India Delhi for supply of 30.5 Qtls of Hybrid Sudan Grass Seed. It was alleged that the supply orders issued had never reached M/S Garnier Seeds India Delhi and were found placed dishonestly by public servants without inducing any competition to make purchases from M/S Modern Seeds Farm Srinagar. Shri Mohammad Sideeq Rather Propertier of M/S Modern Seed Farm, Srinagar had restorted to forgery and prepared a fake and fictitious authorization letter purportedly shown issued by M/S Garnier Seeds India Delhi declaring thereby M/S Modern Seed Farm, Srinagar as registered distributor for M/S Garnier Seeds India Delhi and has shown rate of Hybrid Sudan Grass Seeds at Rs 225/- per Kg. Accused public servants in league with Propreiter M/S Modern Seeds Farm, Srinagar were found to have dishonestly and in furtherance of criminal conspiracy purchased 30.5 Qtls of Hybrid Sudan Grass Seeds on highly exorbitant rates to confer undue benfit upon themselves and the supplier firm against corresponding loss of Rs 5,25.875/- to the state exchequer.

During the course of investigation, afore mentioned allegations have been prima facie established against the accused persons and today challan of the case has been produced before the Hon’ble Court of Law for judicial determination.

Dated:- 26-09-2012

SVO produces challan against Officers/ Officials of Revenue department & others

State Vigilance Organization on 26-09-2012 presented challan in case FIR No 08/2009- P/S VOK against Sh Mehboob Iqbal the then Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Farooq Ahmad Shah the then Addl. Dy Commissioner, Baramulla, Garib Singh the then Tehsildar Tangmarg, Gh Mohi-u-Din Shah the then Naib Tehsildar Kunzer, Shabir Ahmad Pir the than Naib Tehsildar Tangmarg, Azad Farooq Naikoo the then Girdawar Tehsil Office Tangmarg, Bashir Ahmad Mir the then Patwari Gulmarg, Ab Hamid Dar R/o Chandiloora Tangmarg (beneficiary), Nazir Ahmad Mir R/o Hariwatnu Tangmarg (beneficiary), Mohammad Ibrahim Khan R/o Wazirbagh Srinagar (beneficiary), Manzoor Ahmad Khan R/o Ummar Colony Lal Bazaar Srinagar (beneficiary), Mushtaq Ahmad Ganai R/o Nishat (beneficiary), Mushtaq Ahmad Burza R/o Ishber Nishat (beneficiary), Manzoor Ahmad Burza R/o Ishber Nishat (beneficiary), Syed Musadiq Shah R/o Nishat (beneficiary), Khurshid Ahmad Salmani R/o Bal Garden Srinagar (beneficiary), Mohammad Afzal Khanday R/o Nowgam Bypass (beneficiary), Gh Mohammad Dar R/o Rambagh Srinagar, Stamp Vendor Saddar Court Srinagar, Unise Ahmad Shah R/o Nowpora Srinagar Stamp Vendor Saddar Court Srinagar before the Hon,ble Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Srinagar.

During investigation it was revealed that the accused public servants in league with each other entered into a criminal conspiracy with accused beneficiaries and in furtherance of criminal conspiracy with dishonest intention and after manipulating their records and by abusing their official position have illegally conferred the ownership rights on 35 Kanals and 6 Marlas of the prime state land at Gulmarg in favour of 9 accused beneficiaries in contravention to the provisions of the J&K State Land ( vesting of ownership rights to the occupants) Act 2001 which was not fount applicable in Gulmarg. Sh Mehboob Iqbal the then Divisional Commissioner was found to have made an extra effort in getting the cases processed and holding the meeting for conferring the benefits to the beneficiaries, under Roshni Act which during investigation was not found applicable in Gulmarg.

The stamp vendors who have also played a vital role by dishonestly and fraudulently providing the accused beneficiaries the stamp paper/ attestation of the same in predate thereby showing their application filed within the cutoff date in Tehsil office Tangmarg for seeking propriety rights on the leased outland at Gulmarg.

The case against Sh Baseer Ahmad Khan –IAS the then Dy. Commissioner Baramulla shall be produced after receipt of prosecution sanction.

 

Dated:- 17-09-2012


Health Department Official caught red handed


State Vigilance Organisation caught red handed Sh Sat Paul S/O Ishar Dass R/O Village Maitra, Tehsil & District Ramban, Jr. Assistant, BMO Office Batote while demanding and accepting Rs 3000/- from the complainant Sh.Shamus-Din-Zohid R/O Gool District Ramban.

Sh.Shamus-Din-Zohid R/O Gool District Ramban.lodged a written complaint in P/S Vigilance Organsiation Jammu stating therein that he had retired from the health department as Nursing Orderly. The complainant approached the concerned Jr. Assistant Sh Sat Paul to settle his pension case, but the accused Jr. Assistant demanded illegal gratification of Rs 3000/- from the complainant to processes his pension case. The complainant further alleged that being a retired and poor person, he is not in a position to pay such amount to the said Jr. Assistant, but the circumstances compelled him to arrange Rs 3000/- for the jr. assistant to process his pension case.

On the basis of said complaint, case FIR No.16/2012 U/S 5(2) P.C.Act 2006,r/w 161 RPC P/S VOJ was registered and investigation taken up.

During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and accused Sat Paul S/O Ishar Dass R/O Village Maitra, Tehsil & District Ramban, Jr. Assistant, BMO Office Batote was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of Rs 3000/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted money was recovered from his possession and the accused was taken into custody for further investigation.

Dated:- 12-09-2012 

 

Panchayat Secretary, Halqa Sadipora, Rafiabad caught red handed

                 State Vigilance Organisation caught red handed Sh Nizam ud Din Sheikh S/O Ali Mohammad Sheikh R/O Mazbug Sopore, Panchayat Secretary (VLW), Halqa Sadipora, Rafiabad while demanding and accepting Rs 5000/- from the complainant Sh.Parvez Ahmad Dar S/O Ghulam Mohammad dar  R/O Nowgam, Tragpora Rafiabad. 

Parvez Ahmad Dar S/O Ghulam Mohammad dar  R/O Nowgam, Tragpora Rafiabad lodged a written complaint in P/S Vigilance Organsiation Kashmir stating  therein that he has executed work of earth cutting, leveling and filling of playground at Sadipora, Nawgam Rafiabad on the instruction of Panchayat Secretary and BDO concerned. In order to process the payment of executed work, Panchayat Secretary Nizam ud Din Sheikh was supposed to sign the memo bill and completion certificate. The Panchayat Secretary demanded Illegal gratification of Rs 5000/- for signing the memo bill and completion certificate. 

On the basis of said complaint, case FIR No.23/2012 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 State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and accused Nizam ud Din Sheikh S/O Ali Mohammad Sheikh R/O Mazbug Sopore, Panchayat Secretary, Halqa Sadipora, Rafiabad was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of Rs 5000/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted money was recovered from his possession  and the accused was taken into custody for further investigation.

 

Dated:- 31-08-2012

Forester Block Kellar Shopian caught red handed  

                 State Vigilance Organisation caught Sh. Ghulam Hassan Reshi S/O Ghulam Qadir Reshi R/O Batengo Khanabal anantnag, Forester, Block Kellar Range Romshi red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 1000/- from the complainant Sh.Abdul Rashid Dar S/O Ghulam Mohammad Dar R/O Diaroo Kellar, Shopian. 

Sh.Abdul Rashid Dar S/O Ghulam Mohammad Dar R/O Diaroo Kellar, Shopian lodged a written complaint in P/S Vigilance Organsiation Kashmir stating  therein that he has applied for timber for the construction of residential house and in this behalf moved an application for the said purpose through sarpanch concerned. After submitting the application, an employee of Forest department conducted spot inspection and took photographs of his under construction house. The application is pending for report since long with the concerned Forester, who is avoiding the same on one pretext or the other. Yesterday, complainant again approached the Forester concerned who demanded Rs. 1000/- as bribe for providing the report. 

On the basis of said complaint, case FIR No.22/2012 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 State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and accused  Ghulam Hassan reshi  S/O Ghulam Qadir Reshi R/O Batengo Khanabal Anantnag, Forester Block Kellar was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of Rs 1000/- from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered and the accused was taken into custody for further investigation.

Dated:- 28-08-2012

Patwari Halqa Sadrabal Srinagar caught red handed  

                 State Vigilance Organisation caught Sh. Javaid Ahmad S/O Ghulam Hassan Lone R/O Nehama Pampore Pulwama, Patwari Halqa Sadrabal Srinagar red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 2000/- from the complainant Sh.Fayaz Ahmad Gazi S/O Abdul Khaliq Gazi R/O Lal Bazar Srinagar. 

Sh.Fayaz Ahmad Gazi S/O Abdul Khaliq Gazi R/O Lal Bazar Srinagar lodged a written complaint in P/S Vigilance Organsiation Kashmir stating  therein that he has purchased a residential house from one Sh Arshad Farooqi at Lal Bazar Srinagar and is presently residing in that house. The house is required to be transferred in his name, as such he approached the patwari concerned, Javaid Ahmad alongwith related documents. The said Patwari demanded bribe of Rs.2000/- without which he has shown reluctance to make necessary entries.    

On the basis of said complaint, case FIR No.20/2012 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 State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and accused  Javaid Ahmad S/O Ghulam Hassan Lone R/O Nehama Pampore Pulwama, Patwari Halqa Sadrabal Srinagar was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of Rs 2000/- from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered and the accused was taken into custody for further investigation.

Dated:- 27-08-2012 

District Mineral Officer Baramulla caught red handed  

                 State Vigilance Organisation caught red handed Sh. Abdul Gani Mir S/O Late Gh.Qadir Mir R/O Dobiwan Tangmarg, District Mineral Officer Baramulla while demanding and accepting Rs 5000/- from the complainant Sh.Amir Khan Batla S/O Gulkla Khan Batla R/O Dachana Salambad Boniyar, Uri. 

Sh. Amir Khan Batla S/O Gulkla Khan Batla R/O Dachana Salambad Boniyar, Uri lodged a written complaint in P/S Vigilance Organsiation Kashmir stating  therein that he is a partner of firm “M/S Baba Chemicals Boniyar Uri”. Department of Geology & Mining vide order No.212 dated 19.08.2008 have granted mining lease in favor of the firm, which have been approved by the department of mining India Bureau. That the firm “M/S Baba Chemicals” have authority to extract and lift the mineral from leased area after proper authorization certificate is being marked on the ‘Challans’ by the District Mineral Officer Baramulla. In the process of fresh extraction & lifting the Gypsum Mineral from the leased area District Mineral Officer, Department of Geology & Mining Baramulla Shri. Abdul Gani Mir demanded Rs.5000/- as bribe for certifying the challanes which is to be paid to (accused) today.  

On the basis of said complaint, case FIR No.19/2012 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 State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and aacused  Sh. Abdul Gani Mir S/O Late Gh.Qadir Mir R/O Dobiwan Tangmarg, District Mineral Officer Baramulla was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of Rs 5000/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted money was recovered and the accused was taken into custody for further investigation.

Dated:- 12.06.2012 

Chief Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Jammu among four others in Vigilance Net.

On a reliable information that Shri Zahoor Ahmad Zargar, Chief Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Jammu had demanded a huge amount of bribe from Shri Calvin Yoon, Managing Director M/s CAS India Pvt. Ltd., a South Korean National and Shri Anil Dhar, Deputy General Manger M/s CAS India Pvt. Ltd ., resident of Uttam Nagar, Delhi in lieu of extending undue favour to the firm namely M/s CAS India Pvt. Ltd., which the private individuals agreed to pay for purchase of WEIGH PADS from the aforesaid firm, through manipulation of tender process. State Vigilance Organization, Jammu nand Kashmir registered   a case FIR No. 08/2012 U/S 5(2) J&K P.C Act r/w 161, 165-A, 120-B RPC at Police Station State Vigilance Organsiation jammu against the above mentioned 04 persons

                Shri Zahoor Ahmad Zargar, Chief Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Jammu accepted the bribe amount of Rs 1,80,000/- through Shri Ranjan Kumar Langar, AEE, Technical Officer to Chief Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Jammu in their office premises from the aforementioned two private individuals of the firm. The bribe amount was also recovered and seized by the team of Vigilance Organsiation Jammu.

All the four accused persons have been taken into custody.

State Vigilance Organisation has also started searches at several places including the residential of some of the accused persons.

 Dated 10.05.2012   

Patwari Halqa Zewan caught red handed

State Vigilance Organization caught red  handed Mohammad Altaf Khan S/o Gh Mohammad Khan R/o Gagribal Srinagar, Patwari Halqa Zewan Srinagar  while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs5000/- 

Shri Gulzar Ahmad Bhat S/o Ghulam Hassan Bhat R/o Zewan Bala  Srinagar lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organisation Kashmir stating therein  that his ancestral land is situated at Zafran Colony Zewan and he intends to sell it out. In this context he and his father approached  Patwari concerned namely Mohammad Altaf  Khan several times for issuance of revenue extracts of the said land, but the patwari concerned  avoided and finally   demanded  illegal gratification for issuance of revenue extracts.

            On the basis of said complaint, a Case FIR No. 11/2012 u/s Section 5(2) P.C.Act r/w Section 161 RPC P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir was registered and investigation taken up.

During investigation, the officials of State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and accused Patwari, Mohammad Altaf Khan  was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of  Rs 5000/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted bribe money was recovered from the possession of the accused and the accused was taken into custody for further investigations.

Dated:- 08-05-2012

Wife of Executive Engineer Mechanical charged for abetment in Disproportionate Assets case 

Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Kashmir on 08-05-2012 charged Executive Engineer (Mechanical ) Abdul Rashid Haji S/o Ghulam Mohammad Haji R/o Qazipora Bandipora and his wife Jamsheeda presently Pine Avenue Rawalpora for possession of disproportionate assets. 

            Case FIR No. 32/2006 u/s 5(1) (e) r/w 5(2) of J&K Prevention of Corruption Act was registered in Vigilance Organization Kashmir on 20.09.2006 for alleged possession of disproportionate assets by the Executive Engineer Mechanical, Abdul Rashid Haji. During investigation, he was found to have raised disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.07 crore.. The accused Engineer was found to have purchased 01 kanal 14 marlas of land at Rawalpora with a palatial house on it. He was also found to have purchased flat at Gurgoan Haryana. He was in possession of bank balance of Rs 43.00 lacs with monthly expenditure of Rs 70,000. During investigation his wife was also found to have actively assisted her husband in the concealment of assets raised from ill-gotten money. She was found to have resorted to impersonation and forgery while maintaining the bank account. Consequently, sections 109, 419, 468 RPC were invoked against her by VOK.

            On 22.07.2008, Vigilance organization Kashmir produced challan in the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-corruption Kashmir against both Executive Engineer and his wife. The defense counsel appearing for the accused couple had been pleaded that wife of a public servant cannot be held for abetment of her husband in raising the disproportionate assets however the Special Judge Anti-corruption Kashmir upheld the contention of VOK and charged the Executive Engineer for possession of disproportionate assets and his wife for abetment.

Dated:- 21-2-2012 

SVO registers case against former Municipal Commissioner, Jammu & Others

State Vigilance Organsiation registered a case against Shri Mubarak Singh, the then Municipal Commissioner, Jammu and others for illegally granting the building permission in favour of Smt. Kailash Gupta and Shri Mohan Lal for construction of a commercial building on a piece of land bearing Khasra No. 325, Maharaja Gulab Singh Marg, Jammu.

 Verification in the matter revealed that Shri Mohan Lal Gupta applied on 31.5.2004 before the Chairman, Building Operation Controlling Authority, Municipal Corporation Jammu requesting permission to construct a commercial building on a piece of land bearing Khasra No. 325, Maharaja Gulab Singh Marg, Jammu with plot area mentioned 117 feet from roadside and 51 feet from adjoining plots. Also, Smt Kailash Gupta applied on 04.08.2005  before the Chairman, Building Operation Controlling Authority, Municipal Corporation Jammu seeking permission to construct a commercial building on a piece of land bearing Khasra No. 325, Mharaja Gulab Singh Marg, Jammu with plot area mentioned 55 feet from roadside and 47 feet from adjoining plots.  

            Building permission in favour of Smt Kailash Gupta and Shri Mohan Lal Gupta was found illegally approved on 26.12.2009 by Building Operations Controlling Authority and order in this regard was issued by Jammu Municipal Corporation vide No. 2428/ES/09 Dated 04.02.2010 in favour of Smt Kailash Gupta and vide No. 2427/BS/09 dated 04.02.2010 in favour of Shri Mohan Lal Gupta in violation of master plan. 

            A revised plan was also found illegally approved in favour of Shri Mohan Lal Gupta and Smt Kailash Gupta by Building Operations Controlling Authority on April 21, 2010 for raising the joint construction vide order No. 156/BS/10 dated 07.05.2010 on joint application furnished by both the applicants. 

            A case FIR No. 04/2012 P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu u/s 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C.Act, 2006 and Section 120-B RPC has been registered against Shri Mubarak Singh, then Municipal Commissioner Jammu, Chairman BOCA and others including beneficiaries.  

The investigation of the case has been taken up.

      Dated 13-2-2012

 Attachment of property in a disproportionate assets case

State Vigilance Organization had registered a case under FIR No. 06/2011 U/S 5(1) (e) r/w 5(2) P.C. Act. Svt 2006 against Sh. Sujjan Singh , Tehsil Supply Officer of CA&PD  Deptt. Kishtwar S/O Lt. Sh. Tara Chand R/O Village Atholi, Tehsil Paddar District Kishtwar for raising assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. During the course of investigation the property i.e newly constructed shopping cum -residential complex over a piece of land measuring 1 kanal 5 ˝ marlas falling under khasra No. 1634 min at Atholi , Padder standing in the name of accused Sujjan Singh valuing Rs. 30,60,242/- including the cost of the land, House No. 66-Ext Subash Nagar, Jammu constructed over land measuring 4 marlas 63 Sqft falling in khasara No.98 situated at Patoli Mangotrian, Jammu having construction cost including the cost of the land as Rs.9,92,530/- , bank accounts in the name of the accused as well as his spouse  were found acquired through the proceeds of corrupt practices by the accused. During the course of the investigation it has surfaced that the value of the assets acquired by the accused is more than the legitimate sources of the income of the accused. After seeking necessary approval from the commissioner of Vigilance J&K, Jammu as envisaged U/S 8-B P.C (Amendment Act 2006) r/w Prevention of corruption ( Amendment Act 2007) , the disproportionate properties of the accused Sujjan Singh  i.e H.No. 66-Ext Subash Nagar,Jammu, A/C No. SB-2002884 last balance Rs. 1,30,776/- , A/C No. 2006758 last balance Rs. 41,892/- , and A/C No. SB-28086 last balance Rs. 4,65,553/- in Central Cooperative Bank , Sarwal Jammu and J&K Bank, Town Hall, Jammu have been attached today by the state Vigilance Organization, Jammu in the presence of independent witnesses, with the direction that the accused shall not dispose off or cause to alienate the property by any mode what so ever.

 

 

Dated 09.02.2012 

Patwari Halqa Nandimarg, D.H.Pora  caught red handed 

State Vigilance Organization caught red handed  Sh Bashir Ahmad Dar, Patwari, Halqa Nandimarg D.H.Pora   while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 1000/- 

            Shri Bashir Ahmad Mir  S/o Ghulam Qadir Mir R/o Ahmadabad, Kulgam lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organisation Kashmir stating therein  that  Shri Bashir Ahmad Dar S/o Abdul Wahab Dar R/o Arreh Mohanpora, Kulgam, Patwari Halqa Nandimarg, D.H.Pora demanded bribe of Rs 1000/- for issuance of revenue extracts (Fard intikhab) of his land Khasra Nos. 131/118/92/20 and 107/78/22 situated at Dianipora Gojerpora.    

            On the basis of said complaint, a Case FIR No. 03/2012 u/s Section 5(2) P.C.Act r/w Section 161 RPC P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir was registered and investigation taken up.

During investigation, the officials of State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and accused Patwari, Bashir Ahmad Dar was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of  Rs 1000/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted bribe money was recovered from the possession of the accused and the accused was taken into custody for further investigations.

Dated 01-02-2012

 

I/c District Manager J&K SC/ST/OBC Dev. Corporation in Vigilance Net

 

State Vigilance Organization today  registered a case against Sh Gul Mohammad Hajam S/o Mohammad Anwar R/o Namblabal Tral Incharge District Manager Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Development Corporation Pulwama 

A written complaint was lodged by Sh Bashir Ahmad Gujar S/O Noor-ud-Din Gujar R/O Gulshanpora Tral in Vigilance Organization Kashmir alleging therein that during the year 2009 he applied for the grant of  Rs. One lac as loan in the office of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Development Corporation Pulwama for running a Grocery Shop, He further alleged that in this connection he procured a bill about the intended purchases of grocery items from shopkeeper namely Ab Rashid Wani of Tral which was also deposited in the said office. An amount of Rs. 95000/- was sanctioned as loan in his favour and when he went to collect the cheque favouring said shopkeeper Ab Rashid  Wani from the corporation, the I/c District Manager of the said Development Corporation, namely Sh Gull Muhammad Hajam  demanded an amount of Rs.3000/- from him as bribe money in lieu of this cheque. on persuasion an amount of Rs.2000/- was agreed /decided to be paid.

            On the receipt of this complaint Case FIR No.01/2012 U/S 5(2) PC Act r/w 161 RPC P/S VOK was registered and investigation taken up. During the course of investigation trap was organized and arrested the accused public servant while demanding/accepting bribe amount of Rs.2000/- from the complainant in front of independent witness. Investigation of the case is in progress

Dated 20-01-2012 

Challan produced against Floriculture Officer.

         State Vigilance Organization today produced challan against Sharif-ud-din Lone then Floriculture Officer, Srinagar S/o Haji Ghulam Mohammad Lone R/o Kanlibagh , Mini Secretariat Road, Baramulla in the Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Srinagar in case FIR No 9/2011 P/S VOK 

            The Case was registered in P/S VOK on the receipt of a written complaint lodged by Shri Ghulam Qadir Sheikh S/o Ab Karim Sheikh R/o Nagam Chadoora in P/S VOK on 01-06-2011, wherein it was alleged that the complainant being a contractor by profession was allotted contract work for earth filling of Govt parks and quarters. The complainant has completed the earth filling work at Govt. Medical College Srinagar at an estimated cost of Rs 1.50 lacs. In addition to this the complainant has also completed the earth filling at VIP Quarter Sonwar and Gupkar Srinagar for which an excess payment of Rs 70,000/- was pending with the department. The complainant has last year completed all these works. However the concerned department has not paid the amount till date. The complainant visited so many times to District Floriculture Officer, Srinagar and requested him to release the payment, who instead demanded Rs 10,000/- for releasing the same. Since the complainant is against paying of bribe and as such has arranged  Rs10,000/- and approached Police Station, Vigilance Orgaization, Kashmir, Srinagar for taking necessary action against the accused under law. The accused Flouriculture Officer, Srinagar was caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 10,000/- in bribe from the complainant.

Dated 31-12-2011

SVO books Officers/officials of R&B Division Anantnag. 

            State Vigilance Organization registered a case FIR No 28/2011 u/s  5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) P.C.Act svt 2006 and section 120-B RPC in P/S VOK against Sh Akhter Mohiudin and Sh Kashmiri Lal Koul, both Executive Engineers, R&B Division, Anantnag, Sh Nissar Ahmad Pandit AEE, Sh Mohammad Yousuf Dhobi and Sh Gh Nabi Dhobi, both Junior Engineers and Sh Javid Ahmad Ganai, contractor entered into criminal conspiracy among themselves during the period 2009-10 and in pursuance thereof the accused public servants dishonestly, fraudulently and by abusing their respective official positions passed and disbursed an amount of Rs 14.79 lacs in favour of the aforesaid contractor against non-existent work relating to Tar penetration work of Seer Hamdan road between the stretch kilometer 2nd, 4th and 5th thereby causing wrongful loss of Rs 14.79 lacs to the State exchequer and corresponding wrongful gain to the accused persons. 

            Verification also revealed that Sh Mohammad Yousuf Dhobi and Sh Gh Nabi Dhobi both Junior Engineers prepared fake and false measurement books showing work of Tar Penetration of Seer Hamdan Road in District Anantnag showing execution of repair works of the road whereas the aforesaid work was actually not executed by the contractor Sh Javid Ahmad Ganai and thus, facilitated wrongful payment in favour of aforesaid contractor. 

            Sh Akhtar Mohiudin and Sh Kashmiri Lal Koul Executive Engineers and Sh Nissar Ahmad Pandit AEE falsely satisfied the certified check in respect of aforesaid repair work which was actually not executed by contractor and thus facilitated wrongful payment of Rs 14.79 lacs in favour of the aforesaid contractor. 

            The work of Tar penetration was directly allotted on mere agreement basis without adhering to required codal formalities by the acused public servants thereby extending undue favour to the contractor which resulted in loss to the state exchequer.

 Dated:- 30.12.2011 

SVO books officers/officials of State Forest Corporation, Kashmir 

            State Vigilance Organization today registered a case FIR No. 27/2011 Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir U/S 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K PC Act  Svt. 2006 and section 120-B RPC against Shri Tariq Ahmad Qadri, Ghulam Ahmad Mir and Abdul Rashid Laway the then Divisional managers, Shri Javid Ahmad Parimoo, then Accountant and other officials of State Forest Corporation for entering into criminal conspiracy among themselves during the period 2009-10 and in pursuance thereof dishonestly, fraudulently and by abusing their respective official positions manipulated official records of the corporation by showing the supplies of timber on pre-revised rates prevalent since 2006 whereas the timber was supposed to be supplied on revised rates in pursuance of Govt. Order issued on 05.05.2009 and in this way the officers/officials of SFC have caused huge wrongful loss to the state exchequer. Besides the officers/officials have supplied timber on forged documents in favour of certain fictitious consumers who are either non-existent or have not applied for timber at all. The investigation into the matter has been started

Dated: 29.12.2011                 

 Challan produced against Revenue official

                        The State Vigilance Organization today produced Charge Sheet (Challan) before the Hon’ble Special Judge Anti Corruption Court, Jammu against Shabir Ahmed, then Patwari Halqa Badoone, Tehsil and District Rajouri in case FIR No. 3/2011 P/S Vigilance Organization Jammu. 

                     The instant case had been  registered on 18.02.2011 on a written complaint lodged by Sh. Mushtaq Ahmed S/O Sh. Ibrahim R/O Ladote Tehsil and District Rajouri alleging therein that the land under khasra No. 661, 689, 690 situated at village Ladote was continuously in the possession of his father since 1971-72. On 23-11-2010 the complainant submitted an application before Tehsildar, Rajouri for making mutation of the said land in the name of his father,  who marked the said application to Sh. Shabir Ahmed, Patwari Halqa Badone for doing the needful after visiting the spot. The said Patwari demanded and accepted Rs. 45000/- from the complainant and assured him for making mutation of the said land. The Patwari however did not stop here but again demanded Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant for issuing him the copy of mutation. The complainant now approached State Vigilance Organization and on the basis of the said complaint case FIR No. 03/2011 was registered in P/S Vigilance Organization, Jammu and during investigation a trap was laid in which the accused Patwari was caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses. The accused Patwari was also arrested on spot.

            After the completion of investigation,  the State Vigilance Organization today produced Charge Sheet (Challan) before the Hon’ble Court of Spl. Judge Anti Corruption, Jammu against the accused. Shabir Ahmed the then Patwari Halqa Badoone Tehsil and District Rajouri .

The next date of hearing has been fixed on 12-01-2012 in the instant case. 

Dated 27-12-2011

SVO books officers of JKPCC, Kashmir 

          State Vigilance Organization today registered a case FIR No 26/2011 u/s 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C.Act svt 2006 and section 120-B RPC P/S VOK against Sh Walayat Wazir S/o Late Mohammad Hassan R/o Poshkum, Kargil then General Manager, JKPCC, Ltd, Kashmir (Now Retired), Sh Mohammad Yousuf Bhat (Executive Engineer), then Dy General Manager, JKPCC Unit VI,  Srinagar, Sh Ishfaq Ahmad Zarger (Executive Engineer), Dy General Manager JKPCC Unit XI Kulgam, Sh Sunil Kumar Wanchoo (Executive Engineer) then Dy General Manager JKPPC Unit II, Srinagar (now DGM JKPCC Unit III, Srinagar), Sh Ab Rashid Mir the Accounts Officer JKPCC Kashmir, Sh Mohammad Amin Dar, Jr Assistant JKPCC Unit Kulgam and Brick Supplier Sh Ab Rahim Rather S/o Mohammad Ahsan Rather R/o Nagam Kukarnag A/P Gulshanabad Kulgam, in connection with purchase of 8.23 lacs of bricks @ Rs 4.50 and @ Rs 4.20 during the years 2008-09 and 2009-10 from Sh Ab rahim Rather against the prevailing market rate of Rs 3.33 per brick , thereby causing wrongful loss to the state exchequer to the tune of Rs 9,14,310 and corresponding wrongful gain to the accused persons. Investigation of the case is in progress.

 

Dated 19th of December, 2011

 

“ADDL. DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, SRINAGAR AND OTHERS  FOUND ACCUSED ON VIGILANCE PROBE” 

            Verification conducted by State Vigilance Organization into the allegation of fraudulent and dishonest payment made in the year 2010 to non-entitled beneficiaries revealed that Shri Mukhtar-ul-Aziz, Collector Land Acquisition (Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar) and T.K. Sadhoo, Executive Engineer Construction Division, Ganderbal fraudulently and dishonestly caused a loss of Rs.1.00 Crore to the state exchequer by showing non-entitled beneficiaries for compensation.

            The accused public servants were found to have abused their official position and under a conspired plan in league with each other and beneficiaries had made the assessment of non-existent shops in a building marked as 99/QA located at Badoo Bagh, Srinagar. The accused beneficiaries who have conspired with the officials are as follows (1) Shri Bashir Ahmad Mir S/o Ghulam Qadir Mir R/o Badoo Bagh, Khanyar, Srinagar (2) Rukhsana D/o Ghulam Ahmad Khan (3) Rubiya Bashir D/o Bashir Ahmad Mir (3) Sabreena W/o Hayat Ahmad Wani (4) Haseena Bhat W/o Farooq Ahmad Bhat (5) Showkat Gowhar S/o Ghulam Mohammad Bhat (6) Ashiq Iqbal S/o Bashir Ahmad and (7) Sheikh Manzoor Ahmad. The accused persons while proceeding with acquisition proceedings prepared and placed a fabricated report stating therein that four shops / offices exist in the hall of the 3rd floor in the aforesaid building and seven shops/ offices exist in the attic of the aforesaid building in total contrast of a report of assessment and evaluation prepared earlier by AEE Shri Mufti Imran Shah and JE Shri Riyaz Ahmad Tramboo. The report by the engineers submitted earlier showed that only one shop was existent on the 3rd floor and no shops were existing on the attic in the said building.

The accused Additional Deputy Commissioner Shri Mukhtar-ul-Aziz and T.K. Sadhoo, thus released compensation in favour of their non-entitled beneficiaries. The omissions and commissions on part of the above named public servants and others, a case bearing FIR No.25/2011 u/s 5(2) P.C Act, 420, 467, 468 and 471  RPC r/w 120-B RPC was registered at Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir.

Dated: 02.12.2011

 

Disproportionate assets case registered against Jugal Kishore Store Keeper CA&PD Jammu

 

The State Vigilance Organization registered a case of Disproportionate Assets against Jugal Kishore R/O Village Wassar, Kishtwar, at present Roop Nagar, Jammu posted as Storekeeper in the Department of Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution (CA&PD) Ramban for accumulating huge moveable/immovable assets quite disproportionate to his known legal sources of income. Offences u/s 5(1)(e) read with section 5(2) J&K P.C.Act Svt.2006 , were made out and case FIR No.26/2011 P/S VOJ was registered.

 

The State Vigilance Organization has taken cognizance into the matter on the basis of an enquiry which revealed that the accused has raised assets in the shape of moveable and immovable property.

 

After obtaining search warrants from the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption, Jammu, search was carried out at Kishtwar  and Jammu. During the search, some incriminating record/documents pertaining to the case was seized.

Investigation of the case has been taken up.

Dated 30-11- 2011 

SVO Registers Case against Officers / Officials of Soil conservation/ Forest Conservation Division Handwara 

State Vigilance Organization registered against Sh Ab Rashid Hazari then DFO Soil Conservation and Forest Conservation Division Phooru Langate, Handwara, Sh Bashir Ahmad, DFO Soil Conservation and Forest Conservation Division Phooru Langate, Handwara, Sh Noor-ul-amin Range Officer Khemil, Sh Reyaz Masoodi Range Officer Hamal, Sh Gh Hassan Shah Range Officer Talri, Sh Ab Majeed Kuchay Range Officer Lolab, Sh Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat Block Forester, Sh Wali Mohammad Block Forester, SH Mohammad Sultan Lone Block Forester and Sh Javid Ahmad Block Forester. 

A Verification conducted by State Vigilance Organization revealed that during September 2009-10 the officers / officials of Soil Conservation and Forest Conservation Division Phooru Langate, Handwara  have shown construction of 81 Farm Ponds under Micro Water Shed Scheme in the ranges of Lolab, Talri, Hamal and Khemail measuring 14’ x 28’ x 6’ @ Rs 19428/- per pond and thereby have released an amount of Rs 15,65,668/-. 

 The verification conducted has further revealed that Sh Bashir Ahmad, DFO Soil Conservation and Forest Conservation Division Phooru Langate, Handwara under a well knit criminal conspiracy with other other officers / officials of the division has acted on exaggerated Project Report of the then DFO Soil Conservation and Forest Conservation Division Phooru Langate, Handwara Sh Ab Rashid Hazari prepared by him in the year 2008-09 and has executed the work of 81 Farm Ponds through fictitious muster rolls and on exorbitant rates of Rs 11,702/- per Farm Pond against actual construction cost of Rs 7,726/- per Farm Pond thereby causing loss of Rs 9,47,862/- to the State Exchequer. 

The aforementioned omission and commission on the part of public servants constitute offences u/s 5(1) P.C.Act punishable u/s 5(2 ) P.C.Act svt 2006 r/w 120-B RPC. Accordingly case FIR No 23/2011 P/S VOK was registered and investigation of the case has been taken up which is under progress

Dated 24.11.2011

Joint Director CA&PD Kashmir  in Vigilance net  

State Vigilance Organization trapped Sh Mohammad Ashraf Wani, Joint  Director Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution  Department Kashmir, red handed while accepting bribe of Rs 10,000/- 

            A complaint was lodged by shri Bashir Ahmad Koul S/o Assadullah Koul R/o Wandhama Lar Ganderbal (Storekeeper CA&PD Ganderbal) with P/S VOK stating therein that Mohammad Ashraf Wani, Joint Director, CA&PD was demanding Rs 10,000/- bribe for his posting. 

On the basis of said complaint, case FIR No 21/2011 P/S VOK under section 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act svt 2006 r/w sec 161  RPC against Sh Mohammad Ashraf Wani, Joint  Director CA&PD Department Kashmir, and the investigation was set into motion 

During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and accused Mohammad Ashraf Wani, Joint Director, CA&PD Kashmir was caught red handed while accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of  Rs 10,00/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted bribe money was recovered and the accused was taken into custody for further investigations.

 Dated 14.11.2011 

Revenue Official caught red handed while accepting bribe. 

            State Vigilance Organization caught red handed Sh Balwan Singh, Patwari, Halqa Flora, Nagbani Jammu while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5000/- from the complainant     Shri Sardari Lal S/o Dewan Chand R/o Ladore, Jammu

            Shri Sardari Lal lodged a written complaint with P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu stating therein that the complainant had applied for Nakal Jamabandi of his 8 kanals of land situated at  village Ladore, Jammu. The Nakal Jamabandi was required for sanctioning of loan by the Bank for purchase of Tractor by the complainant. Balwan Singh, Patwari Halqa Flora Nagbani, Jammu demanded Rs 5000/- as bribe from the complainant for issuance of the said Nakal Jamabandi.   

            On the basis of said complaint, a Case FIR No. 25/2011 u/s Section 5(2) P.C.Act r/w Section 161 RPC P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu was registered and investigation taken up. 

During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and accused Patwari, Balwan Singh was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of  Rs 5000/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted bribe money was recovered and the accused was taken into custody for further investigations.

 

Dated 23.09.2011 

Assistant Director CA&PD Udhampur  in Vigilance net  

State Vigilance Organization today registered case FIR No 22/2011 P/S VOJ under section 5(1)(c )(d) , 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act r/w sec 409, 420, 467, 468 and 120-B of RPC against Sh Tinder Pal Singh, Assistant Director CA&PD Department Udhampur, Sh Narinder Singh Quota Clerk, CA&PD Department Udhampur and Kerosene oil stockists for misappropriation / black marketing of 2,89,900 liters of ‘subsidized’ kerosene oil meant for the consumers of District Udhampur. 

            Verification conducted into the allegations of black marketing of subsidized kerosene oil (SKO) by the officials of CA&PD Department and the stockists of Udhampur has revealed that during the period of December 2009 to March 2010,  Sh Tinder Pal Singh then Assistant Director and Sh Narinder Singh then Quota Clerk CA&PD Department Udhampur hatched a conspiracy with stockists  viz M/S Udhampur Trading Coropration, M/S Pee Cee Oil Agencies, M/S Little Son’s & Co, M/S Devi Dass Gopal Krishen and M/S Sital Singh Khorana, misappropriated / black marketed 2,89,900 liters of subsidized kerosene oil by showing fake allotments in favour of some kerosene oil dealers of District Udhampur. 

            The accused public servants by abuse of their official position and in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy, dishonestly and fraudulently manipulated documents and recorded fake allotments of kerosene oil (which carries huge subsidy) and in connivance with stokists misappropriated/black marketed the subsidized kerosene oil to confer undue pecuniary benefit to themselves.  

 

Dated:- 16-09-2011

 SVO registered a case against Shri Ashok Sharma, then Director Health Services Jammu, NRHM Officials for bunglings in purchase of medicines. 

State Vigilance Organization registered a case against Shri Ashok Kumar Sharma, then Director Health Services, Jammu, Members of the Tender Opening Committee, officers/officials of NRHM, J&K, Members of Verifying Committee & others for purchase of  Asha Drug Kits & other Drug Kits during the year 2010-11 from private manufacturers at highly exorbitant rates fraudulently mentioning that the drugs have been manufactured by the CPSE’s (Govt. owned pharmaceutical firms) which caused huge loss to the  public exchequer.  

A preliminary enquiry was conducted to enquire into the allegations regarding purchase of medicines worth crores of rupees on exorbitant rates by Director Health Services, Jammu ignoring the codal formalities and standing instructions regarding purchases. It was further alleged that the medicines had been procured from the firms which had been permanently de-registered/blacklisted by Director General, Health Services (Medical Stores Organization) R. K. Puram, New Delhi.  

The enquiry conducted has revealed that Mission Director, NRHM requested Director Health Services, Jammu that under NRHM various Drug Kits were to be supplemented to the Health Institutions of the State and requested Director Health Services, Jammu to purchase the Drug Kits from Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE’s) as per guidelines of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India conveyed vide D.O. No. M7/130/2010-NRHM-1 dated 12.10.2010 along with office Memorandum issued by Ministry of Chemical and Petroleum, GOI No. 590013/1/2006-SO(PT-IV) dated 07.08.2006 and D.O. of even No. dated 13.06.2008.           

Director Health Services, Jammu issued limited NIT for purchases of medicines from CPSE’s. The said medicine did not fall within the ambit of 102 medicines approved purchase from CPSE’s. In Drug Kit for Asha, 4 out of 6 medicines in Drug Kit for Sub-Centre A only 1 out of 7 medicines and in Drug Kits for Sub-Centre B only 3 out of 11 medicines fell within the ambit of 102 medicines approved by the GOI for purchase from CPSE’s under Purchase Preference Policy (PPP). Director Health Services, Jammu vide letter dated 12.01.2011 requested the Chairman Purchase Committee No. 2 GMC, Jammu to approve the rates with reference to terms and conditions of the NIT, but on 28.01.2011 vide another order, Director Health Services, Jammu himself constituted a committee for opening the tenders and approval of rates without any noting on the file depicting reasons for ignoring the first request.  

            The tender opening committee approved rates quoted by all the bidders, despite the fact that rates quoted by all the four bidders in respect of all the eight Drug Kits were similar and far too excess as compared to previous year. The Tender Opening Committee further recommended to place the orders to the tune of 25% to each CPSE’s, without any negotiation and without taking into consideration the price fixed by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority which provided for a discount upto 35% and also the rates approved during last year. The Tender Opening Committee did not conduct any market survey or any other mode to check the genuineness of the rates quoted by the firms.  

            Further, the Verifying Committee without taking into consideration terms and conditions of supply order as well as guidelines of GOI, failed to point out that medicines supplied had not been manufactured by supplying firms; the Committee also ignored Good Manufacturing Practice Certificates of the firm, who supplied the medicines to CPSE’s. 

            It has further been found that M/s Rajasthan Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (M/s RDPL) had purchased ORS Powder for supply from M/s Syndicate Pharma Indore and the supplying firm M/s RDPL had been permanently de-registered for ORS Powder by the Director General of Health Services vide file No. Y11014/7/2008 St III dated 01.03.2009. 

            The enquiry conducted has prima-facie established the allegations contained in the complaint and it has been further established that the purchase of Drug Kits during the year 2010-11 by Director Health Services, Jammu under NRHM was on highly exorbitant rates and in total disregard of codal formalities prescribed for the purchase of Drug Kits which resulted in huge loss to public exchequer.

Dated 25-8-2011 

SVO produces Challan against Junior Engineer, RDD, Block Malhar, Kathua 

State Vigilance Organization Kashmir produces challan in Case FIR No 2/2011 P/S VOJ U/S 5(2) P C Act  r/w Section 161 RPC before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge,  Anti Corruption Jammu, against the accused Asif Ali, Junior Engineer, RDD Block Lohai Malhar, Tehsil Billawar, Kathua.

The accused had demanded an amount of Rs 8000/- as illegal gratification from complainant Mohammad Ayub S/o Ali Mohammad R/o Malhar, Tehsil Billawar, Kathua for  passing of vouchers and release of remaining payment of works construction of CIC building executed by him.  After registration of FIR No. 2/2011 P/S VOJ,  the accused was caught red handed while accepting an amount of Rs 2000/-  and the tainted money was recovered from his possession. After completion of investigation, SVO produces challan before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anticorruption Jammu.

The next date of hearing has been fixed on 23-09-2011.

Dated 25.08.2011 

SVO produces challan against Senior Assistant, ZEO Office, Pampore. 

The State Vigilance Organization  produced Challan in Case FIR No. 06/2011 P/S VOK  against Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Shah  S/o Pir Ali Mohammad Shah R/o Gooripora, Pulwama then Sr. Assistant ZEO office, Pampore Pulwama, in the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption, Srinagar.

 The instant case was registered on 06.04.2011 on a written complaint lodged by one Shri Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Khan S/o Ghulam Qadir Khan R/o Samboora, Pampore in P/S VOK alleging therein that the complainant has constructed a Kitchen Shed at Primary School, Hirpora, Samboora and after completion of work  handed over the same to the Headmaster of the said school. The concerned clerk Ghulam Mohi-ud-din at ZEO office Pampore, processed the bill for an amount of ` 76,000/- and submitted the same to the treasury concerned. However, he retained the advice and demanded Rs 1500/- as bribe from the complainant. On this  case FIR No. 06/2011 P/S VOK was registered and the accused was caught red handed while accepting an amount of Rs 1500/-.

After completion of investigation, SVO produces challan before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anticorruption Srinagar.

Dated 16.08.2011 

Private Secretary to Director Land Records Management SDA caught red handed while accepting bribe. 

            State Vigilance Organization caught red handed Bashir Ahmad Malik S/o Ab Rehman Malik R/o New Colony Lal Bazar, Srinagar, Private Secretary to Director, Land Records Management, SDA, Srinagar while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 1000/- from the complainant Shri Fayaz Ahmad Batloo  S/o Sh Late Gaffar Batloo R/o MIG Block Khanyaar, Srinagar.  

            Shri Fayaz Ahmad Batloo  lodged a written complaint with P/S Vigilance Organization Srinagar stating therein  that the complainant had applied for allotment order of land measuring 109 feet located at MIG Block Khanyaar, Srinagar. The accused Bashir Ahmad Malik demanded illegal  gratification for issuance of the allotment order in his favour.  

            On the basis of said complaint, a Case FIR No. 15/2011 u/s Section 5(2) P.C.Act r/w Section 161 RPC P/S Vigilance Organisation Srinagar was registered and investigation taken up. 

During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and accused Bashir Ahmad Malik, Private Secretary was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of  Rs 1000/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted bribe money was recovered and the accused was taken into custody for further investigations.

 

Dated 16-08-2011 

 Challan produces against Social Welfare Officers

                      State Vigilance Organization produced challan in Case FIR No 41/2003-P/S VOK u/s 5(2) P.C.Act, Svt 2006 r/w section 120-B RPC before the Hon;ble court of special Judge Anti Corruption, Kashmir, Srinagar against the accused Muzaffer Iqbal S/o Gh Qadir R/o Rawalpora Srinagar then Dy. Director Social Welfare Department, Kashmir (now retired) and Masood Ul Hassan S/o Mir Mohammad Inayatullah R/o Bachpora, Srinagar then Assistant Director (Admn) Social Welfare Department, Kashmir (now retired) on the allegations that the above named officers o Social Welfare Department, Kashmir in league with Mohammad Yousuf Bhat the then District Social Welfare Officer, Srinagar have appointed brothers of Mohammad Yousuf Bhat namely Gulzar Ahmad Bhat and Nazir Ahmad Bhat Ss/o Gh Nabi Bhat R/o Pulwama vide order No SWK-61 of 1998 dated 01.06.1998 and Order No SWK-55 of 1999 dated 01.07.1999 respectively as Jr. Assistant and Computer Instructor in the year 1998-99 in Social Welfare Department, Kashmir without any competence, in gross violation of recruitment rules and without inducing any competition.

 

 

Dated 11.08.2011 

Revenue Official caught red handed while accepting bribe. 

            State Vigilance Organization caught red handed Sh Ab Ahad Bhat S/o Gh Mohiudin Bhat R/o Muftibagh, Harwun Srinagar, Patwari Halqa Narsingarh, Srinagar while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 3000/- from the complainant Shri Mohammad Rafiq Wani  S/o Sh Gh Ahmad Wani R/o Sheikh Dawood Colony Batamaloo, Srinagar  

            Shri Mohammad Rafiq Wani lodged a written complaint with P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir stating therein  that the complainant had applied for issuance of Intikhab Girdawari for family settlement deed, but the patwari Halqa concerned demanded Rs 3000/- as illegal gratification for issuance of Intikhab Girdawari.  

            On the basis of said complaint, a Case FIR No. 14/2011 u/s Section 5(2) P.C.Act r/w Section 161 RPC P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir was registered and investigation taken up. 

During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and accused Patwari, Ab Ahad Bhat was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of  Rs 3000/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted bribe money was recovered and the accused was taken into custody for further investigations.

 

Dated 8-8-2011

 

SVO Registers a case against Sh Daleep Thusoo, then General Manager, JKPCC, Jammu now Managing Director, JKPCC Housing Board, J&K Srinagar and others.

 

            A Verification conducted into the matter has revealed that Sh Mohammad Subhan Najar, the then Managing Director, J&K Project Construction Division (JKPCC), Sh Nazir Ahmad Shah, then Chief Engineer R&B Kashmir, Sh M.M. Sharma then Chief Engineer R&B Jammu. Sh Daleep Thusoo, then General Manager, JKPCC, Jammu, Sh V.K.Channa the then DGM JKPCC Unit IX Doda, Sh S.K.Seth, the then DGM JKPCC, Sh Gopal Sharma the then Assistant Engineer, JKPCC Doda and Sh Anil Kumar Sharma Prop of M/S A.K. Constructions Private Ltd. Entered into a criminal conspiracy among themselves and in pursuance thereof, JKPCC arbitrarily and without inducing any competition awarded contract for tendering for construction of balanced cantilever bridge over river Chenab at Puldoda, Doda in favour of A.K. Constructions Pvt Ltd. Besides, mobilization advance was released in favour of the private party without Bank guarantee to the extent of Rs 266.00 lacs in excess of authorized mobilization amount. It was also revealed that excess payment was made for construction of haul and approach road and thus caused wrongful loss to state exchequer and corresponding wrongful gain to the private party to the tune of Rs 135.00 lacs. 

            Verification has further revealed that Sh Mohammad Subhan Najar constituted a (technical) Sub-Committee comprising himself, Sh Nazir Ahmad Shah, Sh M.M.Sharma, Sh Daleep Thusoo and Sh V.K.Channa for selection of a suitable contractor of the aforesaid bridge as the same involved high level of skills in its execution which were not available in the state. The Sub-Committee was to assess the credentials and the backup  of  equipment of the contractor required for various jobs involved in the execution of the bridge among other things. The Sub-Committee arbitrarily with dishonest intention, without ascertaining the credentials and without assessing the actual equipments available with A.K. Constructions Pvt Ltd. For execution of an expert job, selected the said company for construction of bridge. 

            Sh Anil Kumar Sharma had started construction of the aforesaid bridge in November, 2006 without issuance of any allotment order by JKPCC which was  actually issued in the month of February 2007.   The then MD JKPCC and the then GM JKPCC with full knowledge in respect of aforesaid facts approved issuance of allotment order in the month of February 2007, four months after the work had actually been taken up, thereby indicating nexus between contractor and JKPCC authorities. 

            Verification has also revealed that in the contravention to MOU signed between JKPDC and JKPCC, the draft agreement prepared by GM, JKPCC Sh Daleep Thusoo deliberately, dishonestly and with wrongful intention omitted the bank guarantee clause whereby mobilization advance in favour of Sh Anil Kumar Sharma was to be secured against bank guarantee. The draft agreement prepared by Sh Daleep Thusoo was subsequently approved by MD JKPCC which did not incorporate the bank guarantee clause  thereby putting JKPCC at unreasonable risk. 

            Verification has further revealed that Sh V.K.Channa release Rs 509 lacs as mobilization advance against the maximum permissible limit of Rs 243 lacs in violation of the agreement signed between JKPCC and Sh Arun Kumar Sharma. Out of this mobilization advance to the tune of Rs 216 lacs is still outstanding against Sh Anil Kumar Sharma (as ending Jan 2011) and has resulted in loss of Rs 114.14 lacs to JKPCC (as on 31-01-2011) 

            Sh Gopal Sharma knowingly and fraudulently prepared false measurement books showing construction of excess length of Haul and approach Roads viz-a viz actual length existing on ground thereby facilitating excess payment to the tune of Rs 20.91 lacs in favour of Sh Anil Kumar Sharma thereby causing loss to JKPCC. Sh S.K.Sethi made this excess payment in favour of Sh Anil Kumar Sharma without ascertaining the actual works on ground. 

            The above facts revealed commission of cognizable offence u/s 5(2) read with section 5(1)(d) of P.C.Act Avt. 2006 and section 120-B RPC. In view of above a criminal case is registered against above mentioned public servants Sh Mohammad Subhan Najar, Sh Nazir Ahmad Shah, Sh M.M.Sharma, Sh Daleep Thusoo, Sh V.K.Channa, Sh S.K.Seth, Sh Gopal Sharma and private person Sh Anil Kumar Sharma. 

            Search warrants were taken from Hon’ble Special Judge, Anti Corruption Court, Jammu and thus in compliance to court orders simultaneous searches were conducted at Srinagar, Jammu and Faridabad to collect incriminating  evidences.

 

Dated 26.7.2011

Junior Engineer, R&B, Doda caught red handed while accepting bribe.

 

            State Vigilance Organization caught red handed Sh Raja Faisel, Junior Engineer, PWD (R&B) West Sub-Division Doda while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 45000/- from the complainant Shri Hoshiyar Singh S/o Bachitar Singh R/o Mungdhar, Kashtigarh, Doda. 

            Shri Hoshiyar Singh  lodged a written complaint with P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu on 25-7-2011 alleging therein  that the complainant is contractor by profession for the last 30 years and Prop. of company M/S Shiv Shakti Constructions, Mungdhar Kashtigarh Doda. The complainant was allotted work of black topping of road from Doda to Ganeka, which was completed by the complainant on Km.9 RD (0-100) and Km. 10 RD (0-500) in the month of June 2010. He received 70% payment and 20% is pending amounting to Rs 2.00 lacs. It was also alleged by the complainant that he had executed the departmental works of walls and back cutting for which he had received 50% payment with an outstanding payment of about 2.50 lacs with the department. Similarly in the year 2008-09, the complainant had executed the works on Km. 17 Doda – Dessa road via Bhopa Pul HP Culvert, for which a bill amounting to about Rs 1.70,000/- is still pending with the department. In the year 2009, he had executed the works for Km 13 (Doda- Dessa Morh) at Shahpur for Rs 2,34,000/- and the same is pending with the department. Despite availability of budget in PWD (R&B) West Sub-Division Doda, the complainant was not paid the bills of the works executed by him. It was further alleged by the complainant that Syed Ikhlaq Hussain Peer, AEE and Raja Faisal, Junior Engineer  are the incharge of these works in West Sub-Division Doda, who demanded illegal gratification of Rs 45000/- from the complainant for release of payment.  

On the basis of said complaint, a Case FIR No. 14/2011 u/s Section 5(2) P.C.Act r/w Section 161, 120-B RPC P/S Vigilance Organization Jammu was registered and investigation taken up. 

During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organization aranged a trap and accused Raja Faisal, Junior Engineer, PWD(R&B) (R&B) West Sub-Division Doda was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of  Rs 45000/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted bribe money was recovered and the accused was taken into custody for further investigations.

 

 

  Dated 20-07-2011.

SVO produces challan against Naib Tehsildar

The State Vigilance Organsiation produced challan in the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption, Kashmir, Srinagar in case FIR No. 15/2010 P/S VOK U/S 5(2) P.C ACT r/w Section 161 RPC against the accused Gh. Mohi-ud-din Banday S/o Gh. Ahmad Banday R/o Alsoo District Bandipora the then Naib Tehsildar Hajan Sonawari

The Case was registered  on receipt of a written complaint lodged by  Sh. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat  S/o Gh. Hassan Bhat R/o Hajan wherein he had alleged that the Naib Tehsildar Hajin Gh Mohi-u-Din Banday  was demanding illegal  gratification of Rs 1500/- from the complainant for forwarding the factual report to the Tehsildar Sumbal regarding demarcation of his land. . Case FIR No.15/2010 u/s 5(2) P.C.Act svt 2006 r/w section 161 RPC was registered against accused Naib Tehsildar, who was caught red handed while demanding / accepting bribe of Rs.1500/- from the complainant.  

           The investigation of the case has been concluded as proved and after getting the sanction from Govt J&K State, Challan was produced in the Hon’ble Court of anti corruption Srinagar.

Dated 15-7-2011 

CHALLAN  PRODUCED AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE OF REVENUE DEPARTMENT, KUPWARA

 

The State Vigilance Organsiation produced challan in the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption, Kashmir, Srinagar in case FIR No. 06/2010 P/S VOK U/S 5(2) P.C ACT r/w Section 161 RPC against the accused Mohammad Ashraf Parray S/o Bashir Ahmad parray R/o Khurhama, Lolab, District Kupwara then Patwari Halqa Zurhama, Kupwara. 

The Case was registered  on receipt of a written complaint lodged by  Shri  Sajjad Ahmad Khan S/o Gh. Nabi Khan R/o Zurhama Kupwara wherein he had alleged that he has submitted an application to Deputy Commissioner Kupwara on behalf of his mother namely Saja D/o Gh. Qadir Wani R/o Ladernag Kupwara whereby she claimed her ancestral property share from her nephews namely Nazir Ahmad Wani, Bashir Ahmad Wani sons of Late Rustum Wani  and  Manzoor Ahmad Wani, Bashir Ahmad Wani sons of Mohammad Yousuf Wani R/o Ladernag Kupwara. The application was duly endorsed to Tehsildar Kupwara and Tehsildar Kupwara further  endorsed it to Naib Tehsildar Trehgam who has marked it to Patwari Halqa Zurhama namely Mohammad Ashraf Parray for furnishing factual report. The concerned Patwari demanded Rs.3000/- as illegal gratification for furnishing the factual report on the application endorsed by the revenue officers. Case FIR No.06/2010 u/s 5(2) P.C Act r/w Section 161 RPC was registered against accused Patwari who was caught red handed while demanding / accepting bribe of Rs.3000/- from the complainant.  

            On the basis of evidence, oral and documentary, collected in the course of investigation it has been prima facie established that the accused Mohammad Ashraf Parray has committed offences punishable under section 5 (2) PC Act,  Svt.2006  r/w section 161 RPC.

Dated: 11.07.2011. 

Vigilance Produces Challan against officers/ officials of Rural Dev

       The State Vigilance Organization, Srinagar today produced Challan against (1) Mohammad Yousuf Mangnoo  then J.E Block Kowri-pora S/o Abdul Ghani Mangnoo R/o Sarnal Anantnag (2) Bashir Ahmad Bhat  then A.E. Block Khowri-pora  S/o Gh. Mohammad Bhat R/o Natipora, Chadoora (3) Bilal Ahmad Mir then J.E Block Kowri-pora S/o Mir Gh. Nabi  R/o Hazratbal Anantnag (4) Nissar Ahmad Kennu  then J.E Block Khowri-pora S/o Gh. Mohammad Kennu R/o Reshi Bazar Anantnag (5) Mohammad Yousuf Ganai    then J.E Block Khowri-pora S/o Ab. Samad Ganai R/o Ahmad Abad Lasipora Kulgam (6) Ghulam Nabi Tramboo then J.E Block Pahloo S/o Gh. Mohammad Tramboo R/o Khanabal Anantnag (7) Bashir Ahmad Najar then J.E Block Pahloo S/o Noor Mohammad R/o Nowgam Khuther (8)Ghulam Mohammad Ashraf Jalali  then BDO Qazigund S/o Ghulam Qadir R/o Nai Basti Anantnag (9) Mohammad Yousuf Ganai then BDO Kulgam (retired)   S/o Abdul Ali Ganie R/o Paibugh Mattan (10) Abdul Ghani Yatoo then JE Block Kulgam S/o Abdul Ahad Yatoo R/o Mohanpora Kulgam (11) Zaffar Altaf Patigroo then BDO Qaimoh S/o Ab. Rashid Patigroo R/o Doda P/s Doda (12) Syed Ishfaq Ahmad S/o Syed Manzoor Ahmad R/o Kapran, Unit holder  Gousia Steel Industries, Anchidoora, Anantnag(Private person) in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar in Case FIR No. 01/2007 u/s 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 r/w 120-B RPC P/S VOK.

        The instant case was registered on 04.01.2007 after a Preliminary Enquiry conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir into allegations that the Block Development Officers of Block Khowripora, Dachnipora, Kulgam, Qaimoh, Qazigund,  Pahloo and Devsar have advanced an amount of Rs. 38,43,267/- to District Manger SICOP, Anantnag for providing and fixing of steel trusses for 18 School buildings each consisting of three rooms. It was further alleged that the works were under taken for execution by SICOP through Unit Holder M/s Gousia Steel Industries, Anantnag. The verification has further revealed that the officials of Rural Development Department in league with District Manager SICOP Shri Mohammad Yousuf Lone and Ishrat Ahmad Zarger and Unit holder M/s Gousia Steel Industries, Anantnag namely Shri Syed Manzoor have prepared factually incorrect certificates which have been made basis for the release of payment in respect of poor quality, under specification and under weight steel trusses. It was further alleged that the payments were dishonestly released under a well-knit conspired plan without satisfying the quality and specification of the material by SICOP on the basis of these factually incorrect certificates prepared by accused officials of Rural Development Department. In this manner, the officers of the RDD in league and active connivance with officials of SICOP and Unit holder have conferred undue benefit upon themselves and corresponding loss to the state exchequer.

          On the basis of evidence, oral as well as documentary including the FSL opinion regarding specimen signatures/handwritings of accused persons obtained during the course of investigation, it has prima facie been established that above mentioned  accused persons after abusing their official position and hatched a criminal conspiracy with the unit holder namely Shri  Ishfaq Ahmad S/o Syed Manzoor R/o Kapran  to confer undue/illegal benefit of  Rs. 19,20,186/- on account of under weight trusses and non deduction of service charge/Sale taxes upon the accused Unit holder  and themselves resulting in corresponding loss to the Govt. exchequer.

Dated 7-7-2011

Vigilance registers case on evasion of Rs 9.5 crores of stamp duty.

Tehsildar Reasi and others booked

            State  Vigilance  Organization registered case FIR No 12/2011 P/S VOJ on  6-7-2011 against Sh Kunal Sharma Tehsildar Reasi, Sh Rattan Singh Naib Tehsildar Katra, Sh Hukum Chand Circle Girdawar Katra, Sh Om Prakash, Patwari Halqa Kundorian, Katra and private beneficiaries namely S/Sh Swarn Singh Salaria S/o Nadhan Salaria R/o Village Chohana Pathankot and Harbans Singh S/o Lehar Singh R/o Bishnah Jammu. The  revenue officers / officials by abuse of their official position dishonestly and fraudulently prepared and issued incomplete and misleading revenue extract in respect of land measuring 52 kanals 18 marlas under Khasra number   11 min situated at village Kundorian Katra, Reasi falling under Katra Development Authority in favour of private beneficiaries Swarn Singh Salaria. 

            During verification, it transpired that above mentioned revenue officers / officials knowingly and willfully omitted to mention that “ Hotel White” constructed over the land that existed on aforesaid land while preparing and issuing revenue extracts thus intentionally and dishonestly facilitated private beneficiaries Swarn Singh Salaria and Harbans Singh to depreciate the value of property from its actual cost and thus allowed evasionof the stamp duty. 

           Verification has further revealed that Swarn Singh Salaria had obtained a loan of Rs 1500 lacs from IDBI Bank Mumbai in June 2010 against the aforesaid property. While assessing the property of Swarn Singh Salaria in the form of land and hotel whit. The surveyor had assessed the value of the property to the tune of Rs 194,25,24,478/-. This assessment had been agreed to by the beneficiary and IDBI Bank Mumbai while mortgaging the aforesaid property  against the loan of Rs 1500 lacs. The land in question falls under Katra Development Authority. As per the notification of Divisional Commissioner Jammu which was effective at the time of sale of land. The value of the land was fixed at Rs 25 lacs per kanal for purposes of stamp duty.. The actual stamp duty on the land supposed to be paid was Rs 95,22,000/- and the stamp duty on the super structure on the said land that was supposed to be paid to the tune of Rs 8.64 crores. A total loss of Rs 9.55 crores to the Govt exchequer has been caused on account of evasion of stamp duty by the abuse of the official position by the above mentioned revenue officers.

Dated 4th July, 2011 

SVO Registers Case against Officers / Officials of R&B Division Kupwara

State Vigilance Organization registered case FIR No 13/2011 P/S VOK u/s 5(2) P.C.Act Svt 2006 r/w Sec 120-B RPC against Mohammad Shafi Bhat Executive Engineer and other officers / officials of R&B Division Kupwara who in connivance with other officers / officials during the year 2008-09 under a well knit criminal conspiracy have dishonestly effected the purchase of 500 meters of 10 dia, 5mm thick (under specifications) MS Pipes from Latif Ganai S/o Ab Hamid Ganai R/o Kalroos Kupwara proprietor of M/S Latif & Company, Kupwara  @3600/- per running meter on basis of quotations. The rates were found exorbitant to the tune of Rs 952/- per running meter which resulted in  exorbitance of Rs 4,76,000/-.. The pipes were required for development of Waserkhati Dardpora Road, Reshigund Warson Road and Khazanmati Reshigund Road under NABARD scheme.

The accused public servants have also dishonestly purchased 330 running meters of 150mm GI pipes from Sajad Ahmad Rather S/o Mohammad Yousuf Rather proprietor M/s S.I. Traders Sir syed Abad Bemina, Srinagar @ 1875/- per running meter, as against Rs 1672/- per running meter resulting in exorbitance of Rs 203/- per running meter, causing further loss of  Rs 66,990/- 

A total loss of Rs 5,42,990/- has been caused to state exchequer in the purchase of the pipes.

The investigation of the case has been taken up which is under progress

    

Dated: 03.07.2011

Challan produced against then Chief Town Planner & Others 

The State Vigilance Organization, Srinagar produced Challan against (1) Mir Naseem Ahmad then Chief Town Planner, Kashmir (Retired) S/o Ghulam Ahmad Mir R/o Machpuna, Pulwama at present 15 Gogji Bagh Srinagar, Kashmir (2) Hamid Ahmad Wani then Senior Town Planner, Town  Planning Organization, Kashmir S/o Late Ghulam Ahmad Wani R/o New Colony Batamaloo at present Rambagh Bala, Srinagar; (3) Nazir Ahmad Magray then I/c Planning Assistant, Town Planning Organization, Kashmir S/o Kh. Sona-ullah Magray R/o Nowpora, Pulwama at present Gogji Bagh, Srinagar; (4) Mohammad Khalil Wadoo then I/c Planning Assistant, Town Planning Organization (Retired) S/o Ghulam Mohammad Wadoo R/o Tawheed Abad Bemina, Srinagar (5) Abdul Rashid Wani S/o Abdul Razaq Wani R/o Mirza Kamil Adalat Masjid Hawal, Srinagar (Private person) in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar in Case FIR No. 27/2008 P/S VOK.

The instant case was registered on 11.08.2008 after a joint surprise check conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir into allegations of abuse of official position by the officers/officials of Town Planning Organization, Kashmir resulting into conferment of undue benefit upon them while recommending change of land use relating to land falling under planning sub zone A-14 of Master Plan in Pahalgam.

         It was found that Mir Naseem Ahmad, then Chief Town Planner, Kashmir in the year 1999 dishonestly and fraudulently acquired land measuring 29 kanals 13 Marlas under survey number 825,827,835 & 836 in planning sub-zone A-14 at Pahalgam. The land was acquired through oral gift in the name  of his close, trusted  and confident subordinate class-IV employees Shri Ishtiaq Ahmad Ganai and Showkat Ahmad Ganai Sons of Mohammad Maqbool Ganai R/o Kalaroos Kupwara and his close relative namely Abdul Rashid Wani(Private person). It was found that after fraudulently acquiring this land, a conspiracy was hatched by Mir Naseem Ahmad with other accused persons namely Hamid Ahmad Wani then Senior Town Planner, Town Planning Organization, Kashmir, Nazir Ahmad Magray then I/c Planning Assistant, Town Planning Organization, Kashmir; and Mohammad Khalil Wadoo then I/c Planning Assistant, Town Planning Organization (Retired)  to arbitrarily change the land use to induce a sharp increase in the value of land in sub-zone A-14 for their personal gain.  etc.

          The accused were found to have resorted to misrepresentation, manipulation and distortions whereby sub-zone A-14 was proposed to be de-notified to permit the construction of hutments and other facilities in the Master Plan of Pahalgam Town. This was aimed at achieving, the mischievous design for personal gain of accused public servant Mir Naseem Ahmad to induce a sharp increase in cost of land. It was found that Planning Sub-zone A-13 (Renzpal village of Halqa Laripora)  having sizable population already residing, and being contiguous with already de-notified area was willfully ignored to be de-notified instead of which, for personal gains, sub-zone A-14, inaccessible and situated on the other side of Sheeshnag, Nallah of river Lidder was recommended with criminal intent for de-notification. The habitation of Bradhanji was also kept green by the accused despite having sizable population. The other accused were also found to have purchased land in de-notified area.

          On the basis of evidence, oral and documentary, collected in the course of investigation it has prima facie been established that above mentioned  accused persons have committed offences punishable under section 5(1) (d) r/w section 5(2) J&K PC Act 2006 r/w 120-B, 109 RPC.

Dated 2-7-2011

 State Vigilance Organization booked two revenue officials of Tehsil Kalakote District Rajouri under J&K P. C. Act 

            On the basis of verification conducted by Vigilance Organization into the allegations of tempering of revenue record of the land under Khasra No 1770 situated at village Deli Tehsil Kalakote District Rajouri by the then revenue officials namely Babu Ram and Mohammad Shafi Magary, Girdawars of Tehsil Kalakote, reveled that land falling under Khasra No 1770 at village Deli Tehsil Kalakote, comprised of 480 kanals, was being used for common grazing land by the villagers of Deli for decades. As per revenue record till Kharif 2002, the land was shown “Gair Mumkin Jad” but latter during Kharif 2002 the then Girdawar circle Kalakote Sh Babu Ram by abuse of his official position and pursuance to criminal conspiracy hatched with Tirath Ram S/o Badri Nath R/o Village Deli, tampered the revenue record and changed the title as well as area of the land, showing this land as Shamlat Deh and reduced the area of land from 480 kanals to 445 kanals, in order to give undue benefit of 35 kanals of land to Tirath Ram S/o Badri Nath R/o Village Deli which was shown in his possession. 

            It has been further found that during year 2009 the then Girdawar Babu Ram and Mohammad Shafi Magray, Girdawars of tehsil Kalakote, by abuse of their official position and in connivance with Sh Rattan Lal, Gourav Sharma sons of Amar Nath and Satya Devi Wd/o Amar Nath R/o Deli have made an illegal entry in register Khasra Girdawari of said land by way of tempering / over writing and showed another 77 kanals of this land under the possession of Sh Rattan Lal, Gourav Sharma sons of Amar Nath and their mother Smt. Satya Devi R/o Deli all family members of same family since 2005. In this way, the above said revenue officials by abuse of their official position and after hatching criminal conspiracy, entered in the girdawari 35 and 77 Kanals of land under Khasra No 1770 of village Deli worth lacs of rupees which is situated on Reasi-Kalakote road, in the name of persons mentioned above.

            A case FIR No 11/2011 has been registered in P/S VOJ and investigation taken up

Dated 23-06-2011  

Properties attached by State Vigilance Organization 

State Vigilance Organization today attached the property of accused persons in case FIR No 37/2010 Police Station VOK . It may be recalled that SVO had registered the above cited FIR following transfer of  investigation to vigilance organization of case relating to misappropriation of 22 crores by accused Adil Rashid, Additional Deputy Commissioner Pulwama and others, of the Govt funds meant for payment of compensation to the land owners for acquiring of land in  connection with the four laning  of National Highway-1A at Lethpora Pulwama by making fraudulent drawals. The investigation of case is being conducted by a team of officers under supervision of Sh Gh Hyder, SP. During investigation it surfaced that the Additional Dy. Commissioner Shri Adil Rashid and others had acquired and were in possession of huge assets out of misappropriated Govt. money in their name and in the name of their relatives. Earlier prohibitory orders restraining transfer of property were issued by competent authority as inputs regarding attempt on the part of accused officials towards that end were revealed. Eventually, the property listed below has been attached

1.         Two storeyed residential house at Peer Bagh Srinagar purchased by Sh Adil Rashid, additional DC then collector land acquisition Pulwama.

2.         Two Storyed residential house constructed over 1 kanal and 14 Marlas of land at Iqbal Colony Rawalpora acquired in the name of wife of  Farukh Jahanzeb @ Rinku S/o Gh Mohiudin Bhat R/o Awantipora.

3.         5 Kanals 7 ˝ Marlas of land at Nowgam Srinagar acquired in the name of Showkat Ahmad Dar S/o Gh Rasool Dar R/o Zinipora  Chadoora.

4.         Four shops of shopping complex at Pulwama, acquired in the name of Farukh Jahanzab @ Rinku S/o Gh Mohiudin Bhat R/o Awantipora

5.         3 Kanals and16 Marlas of land at Lalgam Tral  acquired in the name of Farukh Jahanzab  @ Rinku S/o Gh Mohiudin Bhat R/o Awantipora

6.         09 Kanals and 08 Marlas of land at Medora Tral acquired in the name of Farukh Jahanzab @ Rinku S/o Gh Mohiudin Bhat R/o Awantipora

7.         07 Kanals at Noorpora acquired in the name of Farukh Jahanzab  @ Rinku S/o Gh Mohiudin Bhat R/o Awantipora

8.         1 Kanal and 6 Marlas at Shahabad Payeen acquired in the name of Farukh Jahanzab @ Rinku S/o Gh Mohiudin Bhat R/o Awantipora.

 The investigation of case is in progress

Dated:- 22.06.2011 

Case of illegal transfer of State Land in Pahalgam Challaned

 The State Vigilance Organsiation produced challan in the in the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption, Kashmir, Srinagar in case FIR No. 16/2009-VOK against the officers/ofiicials of Revenue Department Pahalgam and the beneficiaries including; 

  1. Ghulam Hassan Rather S/o Ghulam Ahmad R/o Nanil, Anantnag then Patwari Pahalgam (retired);
  2. Abul Ghani Tarray S/o Abdul Gaffar Tarray R/o Anzwalla Anantnag then Patwari Saller, presently Girdawar Settlement Office Anantnag;
  3. Habib-ullah Bhat S/o Abdul Ahad Bhat R/o Hardo Akad Pahalgam then Patwari Laripora Pahalgam (retired);
  4. Abdul Majid Khan S/o Abdul Ghani R/o Reshi Mohalla, Anantnag, beneficiary and
  5. Makhan Lal Pandit S/o Prem Lal Pandit R/o Nazuk Mohalla, Anantnag, then Patwari Pahalgam (retired), Migrant at present Mangal Nagar, Jammu.

SVO registered case against the officers/officials of Revenue Department Pahalgam who had transferred state land dishonestly and illegally in favour of private persons. The investigation revealed that officers/officials of Revenue department Pahalgam illegally and dishonestly transferred state land measuring 3 kanal 17 marlas under khasra No. 226 min at Pahalgam in favour of Shri Abdul Ghani Khan S/o Abdul Aziz Khan and Abdul Majid Khan S/o Abdul Ghani R/o Reshi Mohalla, Anantnag. Also the land measuring 22 kanals falling under khasra No. 179 min situated at village Nunwan Phalagam was fraudulently transferred in favour of beneficiary namely Mohammad Bashir S/o Aalam Din. It is also found that land measuring 10 kanal 11 marlas falling under khasra No. 291/294 situated at Laripora Pahalgam had been fraudulently and illegally allotted to one beneficiary namely Ghulam Ahmad Mir S/o Mehda Mir R/o Saller. Total 36 kanal 8 marlas of land in Tehsil Pahalgam were illegally and fraudulently transferred in favour of beneficiaries.

 Dated 20.06.2011 

PDD Official caught red handed while accepting bribe.

            State Vigilance Organization caught red handed Sh Gulzari Lal S/o Brij Nath R/o Janipur, Incharge Foreman, M&RE Janipur Jammu while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 8000/- from the complainant Shri Pawan Kumar  S/o Sh Late Durga Dass R/o 654 Janipur Colony, Jammu  

            Shri Pawan Kumar  lodged a written complaint with P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu stating therein  that the complainant is constructing a residential house over Plot No. 378 at Janipur Colony, Jammu. The main electric wire (Service line) is passing through his premises  and can cause harm to the life of his family members at any time. In this regard, the complainant submitted an application to AEE PDD M&RE Janipur who marked the same to Incharge Foreman Gulzari Lal who visited the spot and demanded Rs 10,000/- as gratification from the complainant for shifting of electric wire/pole. 

            On the basis of said complaint, a Case FIR No. 8/2011 u/s Section 5(2) P.C.Act r/w Section 161 RPC P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu was registered and investigation taken up. 

During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and accused Gulzari Lal, I/c Foreman was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of  Rs 8000/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted bribe money was recovered and the accused was taken into custody for further investigations.

     Dated: 01.06. 2011

District   Floriculture Officer in Vigilance Net 

The State Vigilance Organization today caught red handed Shri Sharif-ud-din Lone, District Floriculture officer, Srinagar S/o Haji Ghulam Mohammad Lone R/o Kanlibagh, Mini Secretariat road Baramulla while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs10,000/- from the complainant  Shri Ghulam Qadir Sheikh S/o Abdul Karim Sheikh R/o Nagam Chadoora, Budgam. 

Shri Ghulam Qadir Sheikh lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir, stating therein that the complainant being a contractor by profession was allotted stage contract for earth filling at Govt. parks and quarters. The complainant completed the earth filling at VIP Quarter Sonwar and Gupkar Srinagar for which a payment of Rs70,000/- is pending with the department. The complainant has completed all these works during last year, however the concerned department has not paid the amount till date. The complainant visited so many times to District Floriculture officer, Srinagar and requested him to release the payment, who instead demanded bribe of Rs 10,000/- for releasing the same etc. Accordingly, Case FIR No. 09/2011 P/S VOK was registered and investigation taken up.  

During investigation the accused Sharief-ud Din lone  was caught red handed while accepting  phenolphthalein dusted amount of ` 10,000/- as bribe from the complainant in presence of independent witnesses. The tainted bribe  money was recovered from the possession of the accused officer.

    Dated: May 31, 2011

Executive Engineer, PDD convicted by Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption, Kashmir, Srinagar

Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption, Kashmir, Srinagar convicted  the accused  Ghulam Ali Dar S/o Ghulam Nabi  Dar  R/o Housing Colony Rawalpora the then  Executive Engineer, Power Development Department, Transmission Division,  Bemina, Srinagar  in  case FIR No.101/97 P/S VOK for commission of offences punishable  u/s 5(1) (e) r/w 5(2) P.C. Act and section 14 Public Men and Public Servants Declaration of Assets and other Provisions Act-1983 r/w section 5(2) PC Act. The judgement was announced on 31.05.2011 by the Presiding Officer of the Hon’ble Anti-Corruption Court Shri Rashid Ali Dar.

In his landmark judgement, the Presiding Officer of the Hon’ble Anti-Corruption Court, Kashmir, Srinagar found the accused guilty of acquisition of disproportionate assets and accordingly sentenced him to rigorous imprisonment of two years and a fine of Rs. 6.00 lacs. In default of payment of fine he shall undergo further imprisonment of one year.  The Hon’ble Court also ordered the confiscation of the following assets of the convict:-

1.                               Rawalpora house alongwith land beneath and appurtenant to measuring 7200 sq.ft;

2.                               Cash Rs. 6,92,700/- seized from Rawalpora house and

3.                               Vehicle No. 4033/JK01C (Maruti).

 The convict was taken into custody and sent to Central Jail, Srinagar for undergoing the sentence of imprisonment.

Dated 13-04-2011 

SVO books Assistant Manager, JKPCC, Unit –XI, Kulgam 

            State Vigilance Organsiation has registered a case FIR NO. 07/2011 P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir U/S 5(1) (d) punishable U/S 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 r/w sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 RPC against Mohammad Shafi Shah S/o Ghulam Mohi-ud din Shah R/o Changu Dooru, Annatnag presently Janglat Mandi, Anantnag posted as Assistant Manager, JKPCC, Unit XI, Kulgam.  

            The accused public servant has forged his qualification certificate both academic as well as technical and on the basis of these forged and fake educational and technical certificates, he has obtained employment in JKPCC in the year 1987 and got promotion as Assistant Manager in June 2000. It has been established in an enquiry that Mohammad Shafi Shah has forged his Matriculation certificate shown issued by J&K State Board of School Education under SNo. 3947 bearing Roll No. 33110, Session April 1984 showing his Date of Birth as 08.12.1964 and used the same for obtaining employment in JKPCC, whereas the aforementioned certificate is actually fake and has not been issued by the Chairman Board of School Education. The accused has forged his BSc certificate shown issued by Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir with registration number 2110-ANG-90 bearing Roll No. 3310, whereas the certificate has actually not been issued by Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir and is fake. The accused has also forged a Diploma Certificate in Civil Engineering shown issued by the Vice Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh Board, Dharamshalla (HP-176215, under SNO. 000947 bearing Roll No. 23101), whereas the certificate has actually not been issued by the said institute and is fake. The accused has further forged Degree certificate AMIE in Civil Engineering shown issued by the Institute of Engineering (India) 8-Gokhle Road Kolkatta issued vide membership No. ST 237795, whereas, against the membership No. ST-237795, the certificate had actually been issued in favour of some other candidate and the format of the certificate produced by the accused is also different as compared with the format issued by the said institute.  

            The accused Mohammad Shafi Shah has dishonestly and fraudulently forged four certificates and uses them for obtaining employment and promotions in JKPCC thereby conferring undue pecuniary benefits upon himself and causing loss to the State Exchequer. 

            During the course of investigation search of house of the accused at Janglat Mandi, Anantnag was conducted, which led to the recovery of some documents bearing on the case which were seized on spot. Investigation of the case is under progress.

Dated 6-4-2011

Officers / Officials of Special Sub Division Tangdhar  booked by SVO

State Vigilance Organization today registered  case FIR No 5/2011 P/S VOK under sections 5(1) (d) punishable u/s 5(2) J&K P.C.Act Svt 2006 r/w Sections 120-B, 167-A, 409, 467, 468 and 471 RPC against officers/ officials of Special Sub Division R&B Tangdhar namely Ab Qayoom Khan, the then JE, Paramjeet Singh, the then AEE, R&B Tangdhar, and Amin-u-Din Wani, the then Executive Engineer, and  private persons namely Mushtaq Ahmad S/o Abdullah Joo R/o Ibkote, Ab Rehman Qureshi S/o Mohammod Yaqoob R/o Chamkote, Gh Hyder Shah S/o Imran Shah R/o Chamkote, Ab Rafiq S/o Ahad Joo R/o Gundi Shot, Ab Majid Bhat S/o Gh Mohammad Bhat R/o Soura Srinagar, Naseem Akther S/o Mohammad Yaqoob R/o Bhaderkote, Jameel Ahmad Khan S/o Ali Asgar Khan R/o Teethwal, Ghyas u Din S/o Ab Majid R/o Tangdhar and Mohammad Yaseen Mir S/o Sattar Mir R/o who fabricated the records and misappropriated lacs of rupees by drawing bills against non existent and sub standard works, in 2007-2010 thereby causing huge loss to the state exchequer.

 Dated 14-03-2011 

Challan produced against PDD Officer  

            The State Vigilance Organization produced Challan in Case FIR No. 41/2010  P/S Vigilance Organization Kashmir before the Hon’ble Special Judge Anti Corruption Court, Srinagar against the Ab Hamid Shawl S/o Mohammad Yousuf Shawl R/o Gousia Lane, Lal Nagar, Srinagar  the then Executive Engineer, PDD, Bijbehara  

 The Case was registered in P/S VOK u/s 5(1)(e) r/w 5(2) P.C.Act Svt. 2006 against the Executive Engineer for resorting to corrupt practices during his service career and raised assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Dated 07-03-2011 

Challan produced against Revenue  Official 

            The State Vigilance Organization today produced Challan in Case FIR No. 13/2010  P/S Vigilance Organization Jammu before the Hon’ble Special Judge Anti Corruption Court, Jammu against the accused Balbir Singh S/o Ajit Singh R/o Nonial, Nowshear, Rajouri the then Patwari, Halqa Dabbar, Nowshera, Rajouri, who was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 7000/- from the complainant.   

The Case was registered in P/S VOJ on receipt of written complaint lodged by one Shri Ashok Kumar S/o Om Prakash R/o Dabbar, Nowshera, Rajouri  alleging therein that the accused is demanding illegal gratification for  demarcation of his ancestral land at Dabbar, Nowshear, Rajouri.

Dated 07-03-2011 

Challan produced against Revenue  Official 

            The State Vigilance Organization today produced Challan in Case FIR No. 4/2010  P/S Vigilance Organization Kashmir  before the Hon’ble Special Judge Anti Corruption Court, Srinagar against the accused Gh Nabi Shah S/o Gh Mohammad Shah R/o Naidkhai presently Mustafaabad Zainakot,Srinagar the then Naib Tehsildar (Consolidation) Pattan, who was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 1000/- from the complainant.   

The Case was registered in P/S VOK on receipt of written complaint lodged by one Shri Gh Hassan Wani S/o Mohammad Ismail Wani R/o Goolipora Hanjiveera, Pattan  alleging therein that the accused is demanding illegal gratification for  preparation of mutation case in respect of landed property of  the deceased father of the complainant.

Dated 06.03.2011

Revenue Official caught red handed  

            State Vigilance Organization caught red handed Sikander Kumar S/o Shiv Ram R/o Ward No 1, R.S.Pura Jammu while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 8000/- from the complainant Shri Harminder Singh  S/o Sh Baldev Singh R/o Shanti Nagar, Kunjwani, Jammu  

            Shri Harminder Singh lodged a written complaint with P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu stating therein  that the complainant has a piece of land situated at Shanti Nagar in Patwar Halqa Deeli in his name and he wanted to sell the land for which he approached the accused Sikander Kumar, Patwar Halqa Deeli for issuance of fard. The accused Patwari Sikander Kumar demanded Rs 8000/- as illegal gratification from the complainant,  for issuance of fard of the said land.  

            On the basis of said complaint,  Case FIR No. 5/2011 u/s Section 5(2) P.C.Act r/w Section 161 RPC P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu was registered and investigation taken up. 

During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and accused Sikander Kumar, Patwari, Halqa Deeli was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of  Rs 8000/- from the complainant in the presence of independent witness. The tainted bribe money was recovered and the accused was taken into custody for further investigations.

Dated:- 24-2-2011

 Sr. Assistant caught red handed while accepting bribe

State Vigilance Organization today on 24-2-2011 caught red handed Abdul Majid Wani S/o Abdul Ahad Wani R/o Saidpora Eidgah, Srinagar, posted as  Senior Assistant, in the office of Addl. Commissioner, Provident Fund, Kashmir, Srinagar while demanding and accepting ` 2000/- as bribe from the complainant Abdul Qayoom Khan S/o Mohammad Abdullah Khan R/o Mirgund Pattan. 

Shri Abdul Qayoom Khan lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir stating therein that the accused Abdul Majid Wani, posted as  Senior Assistant, in the office of Addl. Commissioner, Provident Fund, Kashmir, Srinagar demanded a bribe of  ` 2000/- as illegal gratification from him for transferring the amount deposited by the complainant in his C.P. fund  to G.P. Fund 

On the basis of said complaint, Case FIR No. 1/2011 u/s 5(2) P.C.Act Svt 2006 r/w Section 161 RPC Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir was registered and investigation taken up. 

During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organization organized a trap and accused Ab Majid Wani, Sr. Assistant was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of ` 2000/- from the complainant in presence of independent witnesses. The tainted bribe money was recovered from the possession of the accused Sr. Assistant. The hand wash and pocket wash of accused Sr. Assistant tested positive. He was taken into custody for further investigations.

Dated 22-2-2011  

.SVO registers case against revenue officers/ Officials  

             State Vigilance Organization registered FIR against Mohd. Bashir, then Tehsildar, Jammu, Naryan Singh, then Tehsildar Settlement Jammu, Abass Khan then Naib Tehsildar Bhalwal, Iqbal Zargar then Girdawar Bhalwal Circle, Darshan Kumar then Girdawar Muthi, Deep Raj,Sukhdev Singh then Patwaries, Udheywalla, Gurdeep Singh then Patwari Muthi, Mahant Baba Ram Milan Dass and Damodar Dass (nephew of Baba Ram Milan Dass). 

A written complaint received by SVO, was endorsed by Addl. Spl. Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu alleging therein that  fraudulent leasing out of land belonging to Sh. Ram Janki, Prachin Mandir Udheywalla by Baba Ram Milan Dass and his nephew Damodar Dass in connivance with revenue officers / officials during the period 2007-10.  

            A verification conducted into the complaint revealed that the above named revenue officers/officials entered into a criminal  conspiracy with Baba Ram Milan Dass and his nephew Damodar Dass to illegally lease out the land belonging to Thakur Dawara Sh. Ram Janki Prachin Mandir Udheywalla Jammu for personal monitory gains. In furtherance of criminal conspiracy the accused public servants illegally and dishonestly prepared and issued manipulated revenue extracts (Fards), illegally verified by the accused revenue officers in favour of Baba Ram Milan Dass and his nephew Damodar Dass to facilitate the leasing out of the said land which paved way to Baba Ram Milan Dass to execute the Lease Deeds. Further the accused revenue officers / officials illegally mutated the leased out land in the revenue record in the name of lessees. The premia received by the Mahant Baba Ram Milan Dass and his nephew Damodar Dass  by  execution of the said Lease Deeds was deposited in their personal accounts in different banks for subsequent misappropriation. 

               A case FIR No. 04/2011 u/s 120-B, 406,468,471 RPC, 5 (1) (d), 5 (2) J&K P.C Act has been registered against the above said officers / officials of revenue department, Baba Ram Milan Dass and his nephew Damodar Dass in P/S VOJ for manipulation of records dishonestly to facilitate the leasing out of valuable temple land for personal monetary gains.

Dated 08-02-2011 

Challan produced against SFC Official 

            The State Vigilance Organization today produced Challan in Case FIR No. 8/2008  P/S Vigilance Organization Kashmir  before the Hon’ble Special Judge Anti Corruption Court, Srinagar against the accused Falil-ul-Rehman @Khalil-ul Rehman S/o Shri Abdul Aziz Rehman Joo @ Aziz- ul- Rehman Wani R/o Dedikote, Kupwara presently Iqbal Colony, Bemina Shalteng, Srinagar then Field Assistant,  I/c P.C.Depot SFC (Fair Price Shop) Parimpora, Srinagar. 

The Case was registered in P/S VOK on receipt of written complaint lodged by one Shri Abdul Rashid Wani S/o Shri Ghulam Qadir Wani R/o Bonapora, Nowgam, Srinagar  alleging therein that the accused is demanding illegal gratification for issuance of the sanctioned timber in his favour.  

Consequent  to this the accused was caught red handed by investigating officials in presence of independent witnesses while demanding and accepting a bribe  of Rs 4000/-  from the complainant on 03-03-2008. 

The Hon’ble Court has fixed February 12, 2011 as  next date of hearing in the case.

Dated 24-01-2011  

Challan produced against Muzaffar Hussain Shah, Rtd. Chief Engineer and others. 

The State Vigilance Organization, J&K produced Charge sheet (challan) in case FIR No.   23/2006 under section 5 (2) J&K P.C. Act Svt. 2006 read with section 120-B RPC today on January 24, 2011 against Shri Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah, Rtd Chief Engineer and the beneficiaries in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu . 

The case was registered on a written complaint  lodged by one  Sh. Haq Nawaz Nehru,  Editor-in-Chief of Urdu weekly “Sada-e-Kohsar” Doda alleging therein that the Superintending Engineer, Hydraulic Circle, Doda had placed orders of stores items worth Rs.20 lacs with fake firms. On this, a joint surprise check was conducted, during which it surfaced that accused Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah, the then Superintending Engineer, Hydraulic Circle, Doda had placed orders of stores items, such as pipe wrenches and chain wrenches with eleven firms purportedly of Doda and Kishtwar Towns costing/amounting to Rs.14,26,817/- for Public Health Engineering Division of Doda and Kishtwar  for the year 2003-04. On the basis of documentary and oral evidence collected during the course of JSC a case FIR No.23/2006 U/S U/S 5 (2) J&K PC Act Svt. 2006 read with Section 120-B RPC was registered at P/S VOJ.  During the course of investigation, it was found that the accused public servant Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah, the then SE, PHE Hydraulic Circle Doda (now retired Chief Engineer) by abusing his official position acting in league with the accused proprietors conferred undue pecuniary benefits to the accused proprietors thus causing a loss of Rs.1,96,687/- to the state exchequer over purchase of store items on highly exorbitant rates.

 On the basis of documentary and oral evidence collected during the course of investigation, commission of offences punishable U/S 5 (2) J&K PC Act Svt. 2006 read with Section 120-B RPC have fully been established against the above mentioned accused persons.

Dated 21-01-2011 

Challan Produced against BEACON  Official

            The State Vigilance Organization produced challan against Shishir Kumar Yadav, S/o Brijesh Kumar Yadav R/O Mohalla Turkmanpur, Gorakhpur, Utter Pradesh the then  Supdt. Electrical & Mechanical Grade-1, 1674 TMPL,  posted at Jawahar Tunnel. before the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir, Srinagar in Case FIR No 14/2010  P/S VOK

The Case was registered in P/S VOK  on the receipt of a written complaint lodged by one Irshad Ahmad Rather S/o Mohammad Shafi Rather R/o Drangbal Baramulla alleging therein that the said official is  demanding bribe from drivers for allowing loaded trollers to cross the tunnel

Consequent to this,  the official was caught red handed while demanding and accepting ` 14000/- as bribe from the complainant.

Dated:- 20.1.2011

Challan produced against Sr Assistant,  ZEO Office Magam, Budgam 

            The State Vigilance Organization today produced Challan of Case FIR No. 18/2010 P/S Vigilance Organization Kashmir  before the Hon’ble Special Judge Anti Corruption Court, Srinagar against the accused Ghulam Mohammad Lone S/o Mohammad Maqbool Lone R/o Lawaypora, Srinagar then Senior Assistant, Zonal Education Office Magam, Budgam 

The Case was registered in P/S VOK on receipt of written complaint lodged by one Shri Mohammad Yousuf Illahi S/o Ghulam Mohammad Illahi R/o Chak Ramdaspora, Khag, District Budgam alleging therein that the accused is demanding illegal gratification for placing the name of his brother namely Fayaz Ahmad Illahi at such a place in the gradation / merit list which would facilitate his selection as ReT Teacher. 

Consequent  to this the accused was caught red handed by investigating officials in presence of independent witnesses while demanding and accepting a bribe  of Rs 9000/-  from the complainant.

Dated 19-01-2011  

 Challan Produced against Revenue Officer 

            The state Vigilance Organization produced Charge Sheet (Challan) before the Hon’ble Special Judge Anti Corruption Court, Jammu today on January 19, 2011 against the accused Janak Singh, the then Tehsildar Recovery, Jammu, Sh. Raghubir Singh   S/O Sh. Gandarb Singh R/O Kotli Manotrian Tehsil and District Reasi. (Private person) and Sh. Gandarb Singh S/O Sh. Shankar Singh R/O Jandial Tehsil and District Jammu.

A verification was conducted into the allegation of raising assets disproportionate to his known sources of income has revealed that Sh. Janak Singh presently posted as Tehsildar Recovery, Jammu who joined Revenue Department as a Patwari in the year 1966, by indulging in corrupt practices during his service career, has acquired assets disproportionate to his known and visible sources of income in his name and in the name of his close relatives. The verification further revealed that the accused has constructed a double story residential house on a piece of land measuring more than 2 kanals at Shastri Nagar, Jammu and has established a petrol pump namely Shankar Filling Station at Greater Kailash Jammu in the name of his family members. Accused Sh. Janak Singh was found to have resorted to acquisition of these and other moveable and immovable properties including land etc. in his name and in the name of his close relations in order to conceal their illicit origin. The assets acquired by the accused public servant were found thus disproportionate to his known sources of income, constituting an offence punishable under section 5(1)e r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act, 2006. Case FIR No. 04/2008 was registered against the accused Sh. Janak Singh in P/S VOJ and investigation was taken up.  

Dated 06-01-2011 

Challan Produced against KVIB  Official 

            The State Vigilance Organization produced challan against Mohammad Zaman,  incharge KVIB Rajouri  before the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu in Case FIR No 02/2010  P/S VOJ

The Case was registered in P/S VOJ on the receipt of a written complaint lodged by one Mohammad Farooq S/o Aziz Din R/o Kewal Tehsil Budhal, District Rajouri alleging therein that the said official is  demanding bribe of Rs 5000/-  from him for getting loan sanctioned in favour of his brother Manzoor Ahmad  for establishing a barbar shop at Budhal to earn his livelihood.

Consequent to this,  the official was caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 5000/- as bribe from the complainant.

Date 28-12-2010

Challan Produced against Accountant Transport office Anantnag 

            The State Vigilance Organization produced challan against Mushtaq Ahmad Khan S/o Gh Mohmmad Khan R/o Gulshanabad Rampora Anantnag, the thenAccountant ARTO Office Anantnag in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar in Case FIR No 20/2008  P/S VOK 5(1) (c ) 5(1)(d) r/w section 5(2) of P.C. Svt 2006 and section 409, 467, 458 and 471 RPC  

The Case was registered in P/S VOK on the outcome of verification conducted into the alleged misappropriation of token tax realized during the year 2007-08 from the owners of private /commercial vehicles by the officers/ officials of ARTO  office Anantnag dishonestly and fraudulently resorted to manipulation of records and thus misappropriated token tax realized from owners of private / commercial Vehicles.    

The investigation has further found that Sh Mushtaq Ahmad Khan while abusing his official position had resorted to falsification of records to misappropriate public money.  In this respect accused accountant would show less amount then the amount received by him as token tax in the counter folio GR and accordingly make an entry in the cash book with criminal intent to misappropriate the difference of the actual amount. The accused would receive full amount of Rs 6000/- and Rs 4000/- shown as one time token (CTT) tax in original GR realized from vehicle owners and dishonestly reflect only Rs 600,Rs 400, Rs 60 and Rs 200 etc as token tax, license fee, renewal fee etc in counter folio GR. Thus during the period 2007-08, accused received an amount  of Rs 18,06,200/- from the vehicle owners but deposited only Rs 1,59,020/- in Govt treasury, hence was found to have misappropriated an amount of Rs 16,47,180  

Dated:- 27-12-2010 

Revenue official caught red handed while accepting bribe 

State Vigilance Organization caught red handed Mst Fahmeeda Bano, Senior Assistant, Tehsil Office Srinagar while demanding and accepting Rs 1500/- as bribe from the complainant Mohammad Shafi Ahangar S/o Ghulam Mohammad R/o Dalal Mohalla, Srinagar.

Shri Mohammad Shafi Ahangar lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir stating therein that the accused Fahmeeda Bano, Senior Assistant posted in Tehsil Office, Srinagar demanded Rs 1500/- as illegal gratification from him for preparation of Permanent Resident Certificates of his two daughters.  

On the basis of said complaint, Case FIR No. 40/2010 u/s 5(2) P.C.Act Svt 2006 r/w Section 161 RPC Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir was registered and investigation taken up. 

During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organization organized a trap and accused Fahmeeda Bano, Sr. Assistant was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of Rs 1500/- from the complainant in presence of independent witnesses. The tainted bribe money was recovered from his possession and the accused was taken into custody for further investigations.

Dated 15-12-2010

 Challan Produced against Municipal Official 

            The State Vigilance Organization produced challan against Ghulam Hassan Sheikh S/o Mohammad Maqbool Sheikh R/o Rawalpora Srinagar, the then incharge Birth & Death reporter Municipal Corporation Srinagar in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar in Case FIR No 34/2008  P/S VOK  

The Case was registered in P/S VOK on receipt of written complaint lodged by one Manzoor Ahmad Khan S/o Ab Rashid Khan R/o Bemina Srinagar alleging therein that the said official had demanded bribe of ` 5000/-  from him for getting his temporary shed registered in Srinagar Municipal Corporation.

Consequent to this,  the official was caught red handed while demanding and accepting ` 5000/- as bribe from the complainant.

 Dated 03.12.2010

Revenue Official caught red handed 

            State Vigilance Organization caught red handed Shri Mohammad Farooq Ganaie S/o Abdul Gani Ganaie R/o Kulbugh, Budgam, Girdawar Halqa Budgam while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5000/- from the complainant Shri Syed Ali S/o Syed Asgar R/o Mirgund, Budgam,.  

            Shri Syed Ali lodged a written complaint with P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir stating therein  that the accused Mohammad Farooq Ganaie S/o Abdul Gani Ganaie R/o Kulbugh,  Girdawar Halqa Budgam demanded Rs 50,000/- as illegal gratification from him  to set the revenue records pertaining to his ancestral land at Sefdan, Budgam. However on persuasion of complainant the deal was struck at Rs 5000/- as 1st installment. 

            On the basis of said complaint,  Case FIR No. 38/2010 u/s 5(1) (d)  r/w Section 5(2) P.C.Act and Section 161 RPC P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir was registered and investigation taken up. 

During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap in and accused Mohammad Farooq Ganaie, Girdawar, Halqa Budgam was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of  Rs 5000/- from the complainant in the office premises of independent witness. The tainted bribe money was recovered from his possession and the accused was taken into custody for further investigations.

Dated 08-11-2010

State Vigilance Organization register a case relating to Rs.20 crore scam in J&K Bank Branch Letipora, Pulwama against revenue/bank officials and others.  

                        An  FIR No.174/2010 under section 409, 120-B, 467, 468, 471 RPC relating to aforesaid scam was earlier registered in P/S Awantipora.  The Government of J&K Home Department subsequently referred the case to the State Vigilance Organization for thorough investigation.  The State Vigilance Organization registered a fresh case bearing FIR No.37/2010 P/S VOK under sections 5(1) (c) 5(1) (d), 5(2) J&K P.C. Act, 2006 besides the offences under sections 120-B, 409, 468, 471 RPC against revenue/bank officials and others.

            The land acquisition, National Highway-1A four lanning in village Lethpora and adjacent villages was required to be made under Land Acquisition Act and compensation amount in accordance with the award made in this regard under the Act was to be disbursed among concerned eligible beneficiaries (land owners) by Shri Adil Rashid Naqash, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama in his capacity as Collector Land Acquisition National Highway. 

                        During the year 2009 and 2010, the misappropriation of compensation amount of over twenty crores of rupees meant for disbursement among eligible beneficiaries (land owners) of four Lanning National Highway in village Letipora and other adjacent villages, was committed in J&K Bank, Branch Lethpora, Pulwama by operating accounts of Collector Land Acquisition National Highway (Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama).  The accounts in the name of Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama were opened in the J&K Bank Branch Lethpora, Pulwama through which all the fraudulent drawals by resorting to manipulation of records through dubious means with criminal intent to misappropriate the compensation amount of over twenty crore have dishonestly been made.

            In this manner, revenue officer(s)/official(s) of District Pulwama including Shri Adil Rashid Naqash, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama, Parvez Ahmed Andrabi, Office Superintendent, Collector National Highway, Pulwama and officer(s)/official(s) of the J&K Bank Branch Lethpora, Pulwama including Shri Nazir Ahmed Mir, (Manager), who have remained associated either with the acquisition of land or/and disbursement of compensation amount, by abuse of their official position and in conspiracy with non official accused namely Showkat Ahmed Dar S/o Ghulam Rasool Dar R/o Zinipora, Chadoora, Farooq Jehan Zaib alias Rinku S/o Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Bhat R/o Awantipora, Pulwama and others misappropriated compensation amount of over rupees twenty crore, resulting into corresponding loss to the state exchequer.

            The investigation of the case has been taken up and is in progress.

Dated 22.10.2010 

Vigilance produced Challan against Mohammad Akram Khan,  then Tehsildar Chadoora. 

The State Vigilance Organization today  produced Challan against Mohammad Akram Khan then Tehsildar Chadoora S/o Jalal-u-din Khan R/o Arapal, Tral presently Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar, in the court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Srinagar in Case FIR No 20/2010 P/S VOK

            The  case was registered in P/S VOK on receipt of a written complaint lodged by  one Shri Tasaduq Hussain Bhat S/o Gh Hassan Bhat R/o Shalina, Tehsil Chadoora in P/S VOK alleging therein that his father and uncle had a property dispute subjudice in the office/ court of Tehsildar Chadoora. The Tehsildar Chadoora had once decided the matter in favour of his uncle and the decision was challenged by the father of complainant. Shri Mohammad Akram Khan, Tehsildar Chadoora used to harass father of the complainant and on 13-5-2010, the complainant was informed on phone by concerned Chowkidar to remain available at home. In this regard complainant Shri Tasaduq Hussain Bhat approached Shri Mohammad Akram Khan, Tehsildar Chadoora in his office, who demanded Rs 20,000/- for getting the dispute settled in favour of the complainant. The bribe amount was settled to be paid on 13.05.2010. The accused Tehsildar was caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 20,000/- as bribe from the complainant.

Dated:- 15-10-2010

Inspector, Crime Headquarter, J&K  caught red handed while accepting bribe of Rs 50,000

             State Vigilance Organization caught red handed Shri Ghulam Hassan Kamal, Inspector, Crime Branch Jammu, Investigating Officer of Case FIR NO. 19/2009 of P/S Crime Jammu  while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000/- from the complainant Shri Khursheed Ahmad Sanai, Dy. Director, CA&PD Deptt., South Kashmir for acquitting him of charges in case FIR No. 19/2009 of Police Station Crime Jammu.  

            Shri Khursheed Ahmad Sanai, Dy. Director, CA&PD Deptt., South Kashmir lodged a written complaint with P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir stating therein  that the accused Ghulam Hassan Kamal S/o Ghulam Nabi Kamal R/o Kishtwar presently Bhathindi Jammu posted as  Inspector, Crime Headquarter, J&K, investigating case FIR No. 19/2009 of P/S Crime Jammu,  demanded Rs 50,000/- as illegal gratification for acquitting him of charges in the case. The complainant alleged that he had been earlier arrested and  falsely implicated in case FIR No. 9/2009 of P/S Crime Jammu and the Inspector investigating the case was in know of  the facts and had assured him of acquittal of charges. 

            On the basis of said complaint,  Case FIR No. 33/2010 u/s 5(2) P.C.Act r/w Section 161 RPC P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir was registered and investigation taken up. 

During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap in presence of Ist class Executive Magistrate (Tehsildar Territorial Srinagar) as witness and accused Shri Ghulam Hassan Kamal, Inspector, Crime Headquarter, J&K was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of Rs 50, 000/- from the complainant in the office premises of Joint Director Forest Protection Force, Srinagar. The tainted bribe money was recovered from his possession and the accused was taken into custody for further investigations.

Dated: 04.10.2010. 

Officers of R&B Special Sub Division Kulgam in Vigilance net. 

            The State Vigilance Organisation J&K Srinagar registered a Case FIR No.32/2010 U/S 5(1)(c), 5(1)(d), 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 read with Section 120-B, 409, 468 and 471 RPC in P/S VOK against Shri Ghulam Nabi Gania then Executive Engineer, Shri Mohammad Yousuf Bhat then Assistant Executive Engineer and other(s) R&B Special Sub-Division Kulgam in abuse of their official position and in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy with contractors namely  Mashooq Ahmad Khan, Nayees Ahmed Lone, Rafiq Ahmad Lone and Arshid Hussain Deen executed work namely “Providing and fitting of street lights” in Kulgam town which involved 21 sub-works(both civil and electric) after having manipulated the allotment orders purportedly issued by the then Executive Engineer(R&B) Electric Division Kashmir in the year 1999 on highly exorbitant rates causing loss of Rs. 18,65,252/- to the state exchequer.

A Verification was conducted into the allegations of abuse of official position and misappropriation of funds meant for execution of work “Providing and fitting of street lights” in Kulgam town by the officials of (R&B) Special Sub Division Kulgam in the year 2004-05. An excess payment of Rs.1,68,000/- and Rs. 56,000/- totaling Rs. 2,24,000/- on account of providing and installation of 2’ inch dia GI pipes and 25mm square 3.5 core cable respectively was dishonestly drawn and misappropriated by above named accused public servants in league with contractors(beneficiaries).Similarly an amount of Rs.3,03,000/- on account of construction of transformer beds, CGI  sheet roofed sheds and cement concrete blocks was also found dishonestly drawn and misappropriated by accused public servants in league with accused contractors(beneficiaries). In this manner accused public servants in the process of execution of above mentioned works dishonestly and fraudulently resorted to manipulation of records and by abuse of their official position in league with other accused contractors  were found to have caused loss to the extent of Rs. 23,92,252/- to  state exchequer.

September 30, 2010.

 Parshotam Kumar Kohli, the then AEE Irrigation and Flood Control Department, Jammu is awarded one year imprisonment by the Special Judge, Anti-Corruption, Jammu. 

            Today the Special Judge, Anti-Corruption Court, Jammu convicted the accused Parshotam Kumar Kohli, S/o Mohan Lal Kohli, R/o H. No. 124, Sector          No. 5, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu, the then AEE Irrigation & Flood Control Department, Jammu, in Case FIR No. 40/1996 P/S VOJ, for the commission of offence under section 5(2) R/W 5(1)(e) P.C. Act and sentenced him to undergo imprisonment for a period of 1 year and a fine of Rs. 50,000/-. In default of payment of fine, the accused shall further undergo an imprisonment for six months.  

            The Case FIR No. 40/1996 was registered in the Vigilance Organization, Jammu on a secret enquiry conducted on the basis of reliable information wherein it was alleged that the accused has accumulated assets beyond his known sources of income.  

            During the course of investigation, a prima-facie case of criminal misconduct punishable u/s 5(2) R/w 5(1)(e), P.C. Act was established against the accused and he was  found in possession of disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs. 10,99,574.29 beyond his legal/known sources of income. Accordingly the Challan of the case was produced in the court of law on 07.07.1997 against the accused Parshotam Kumar Kohli, the then AEE Irrigation & Flood Control Department, Jammu for Judicial determination. The accused person has been lodged in the District Jail Amphalla, Jammu, for undergoing the sentence passed by the Hon’ble Court.      

 

Dated 30-9-2010

State Vigilance Organization Produced Challan against Shri Manzoor Hussain, ASI of Police Station, Mahore, S/o Shri Fazal Hussain, R/o Traran-Wali, Buffliaz, Tehsil Surankote, District Poonch for demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs. 5,000/- 

            A written complaint was lodged by one Shri Pushminder Singh, S/o Ishri Singh,  R/o Tulli Mohra, Dabottle, Chasana, Tehsil Mahore, District Reasi with P/S Vigilance organization, Jammu alleging therein that there was a land dispute between Shri Krishan Singh, Shri Harnam Singh, Shri Prem Singh Sons of Shri Suram Chand, R/o Thiloo Tehsil Mahore and Shri Rashpaul Singh, S/o Shri Naseb Singh, Shri Lal Singh, Shri Kamal Singh, Shri Naseeb Singh sons of shri Jagat Ram. On 29.05.2009, Rashpaul Singh, S/o Shri Naseeb Singh forcibly demolished the house of Krishan Singh, Harnam Singh and Prem Singh which was earlier constructed by them in their own land in absence of Krishan Singh, Harnam Singh and Prem Singh who were at Reasi. Krishan Singh, Harnam Singh and Prem Singh were informed by their family members telephonically regarding the incident. On this Shri Krishan Singh filed an application before the Sub Judge, Reasi which was endorsed to SHO, Mahore for taking legal action u/s 156 Cr. PC. The said application was further entrusted to ASI Manzoor Hussain during proceeding by SHO Mahore for conducting enquiry into the matter. The said ASI Manzoor Hussain visited on sport (Village Thiloo). The outcome of the enquiry conducted by the said ASI revealed that the land in question stands in the name of Krishan Singh and Harnam Singh, but the opposite party did not agree with the outcome of the enquiry resulting which Sham Singh and Sandeep Singh were implicated in a false case u/s 376 RPC in Police Station Mahore by the opposite party. The investigation of the case was entrusted to ASI Manzoor Hussain for further investigation.  Further Harnam Singh and Shri Krishan Singh called the complainant who is their nephew in Police Station Mahore and the complainant met with the ASI Manzoor Hussain  in order to settle the matter. The investigating officer demanded Rs. 40,000/- from them to settle the matter. Finally, the matter was settled for Rs. 30,000/-. Accordingly, on 11.09.2009 the complainant alongwith Baldev Singh, Santokh Singh and Lal Singh went to Police Station, Mahore and paid Rs. 25,000/- to ASI Manzoor Hussain and rest of the amount of Rs. 5,000/- was decided to be paid later on, but the said ASI constantly demanded the remaining amount from him with the threat that if the demanded amount would not be paid to him, he would be implicated in any case. Due to the constant demand of ASI Manzoor Hussain, the complainant approached to P/S VOJ with the remaining amount of Rs. 5,000/- for paying the same to ASI Manzoor Hussain so that a legal action under the law of the land would be taken against the above said police officers. Accordingly a trap team of Vigilance Organization, Jammu was constituted and the accused was caught red handed while demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs. 5,000/- at Mahore. The accused person was arrested on spot and later released on bail. The challan against the accused was produced today on 30.09.2010 in Case FIR No. 23/2009 u/s 5(1)(d) read with Section 5(2) P.C. Act Svt.2006 and 161 RPC, P/S VOJ before the Additional Sessions Judge, Anti-Corruption, Jammu. The next date of hearing has been fixed on 23.10.2010.    

 

Dated 29.09.2010 

Patwari Halqa Panjgran,  Rajouri  caught red handed while accepting bribe. 

            State Vigilance Organization caught red handed Shri Nissar Hussain, Patwari Halqa Panjgran,  Rajouri  while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 3000/- from the complainant Shri Poonchi Ram  for  effecting entry of mutation of land in revenue record. 

            Shri Poonchi Ram  S/o Sh Lal Dass R/o Patrara, Panjgran Rajouri  lodged a written complaint with P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu stating therein  that the accused Nissar Hussain S/o Atta Mohammad R/o Fatehpur posted as  Patwari Halqa Panjgran, Rajouri demanded Rs 3000/- as illegal gratification for effecting an entry of land in the revenue record. The said land was gifted by the grandson of the complainant to his sister out of his own share duly registered in the Hon’ble Court of Sub Judge Rajouri. 

            On the basis of said complaint,  Case FIR No. 25/2010 u/s 5(2) P.C.Act r/w Section 161 RPC P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu was registered and investigation taken up. 

  During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and accused Shri Nissar Hussain, Patwari Halqa Panjgran,  Rajouri  was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of     Rs 3000/- from the complainant in the presence of  witnesses. The tainted bribe money was recovered from his possession and the accused was taken into custody for further investigations.

Dated 29-09-2010 

Challan Produced against Judicial Clerk (Jr. Asstt) Tehsil Office South Srinagar 

            The State Vigilance Organization produced challan against Latief Ahmad Kakroo S/o Late Ghulam Hassan R/o Khawaja Sahib Baramulla, the then Judicial Clerk (Jr. Asstt.) Tehsil office South, Srinagar in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar in Case FIR No 2/2010  P/S VOK

The Case was registered in P/S VOK on receipt of written complaint lodged by one Shri Abdul Aziz Wani S/o Ab Sattar Wani R/o Hanjak Shariefabad, Budgam in P/S VOK alleging therein that he had some dispute with his neighbor namely Mst Fatah W/o Assadullah Wani who had filed a complaint against him in the office of Tehsildar (Executive Magistrate) South Circle Srinagar. The Tehsildar (Executive Magistrate) acquitted the complainant on 15-01-2010. The complainant applied for the issuance of acquittal order which was marked my Tehsildar to concerned Judicial Clerk namely Lateef Ahmad Kakroo (accused) for necessary action. The complainant produced the duly marked application to the aforementioned Judicial Clerk, who demanded a bribe of Rs1000/- for providing a certificate copy of acquittal order in his favour. The Judicial Clerk was caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 1000/- as bribe from the complainant.

Dated 06-09-2010 

Challan produced against Officers/ Beneficiaries of Hr. Secondary School D.H.Pora 

The State Vigilance Organization produced Challan in the  Court of Special Judge Anticorruption Srinagar in Case FIR No. 17/1999 u/s 5(2) J&K PC Act-2006 r/w 120-B, 420,467,471 RPC against the then Principal, Sr. Assistant of Hr. Secondary School D.H.Pora and 10 accused beneficiaries.

            The instant case was registered in P/S VOK on a written complaint lodged by the then Director School Education Mumtaz-un-Nisa vide No.DSEK/JDS/PA/625 dated 23.01.1999 alleging therein that 11 persons  have managed their entry in Hr. Secondary School D.H.Pora Kulgam during the Principal ship of Shri Gh Nabi Geelani.

During the course of investigation, record pertinent to the investigation was obtained. Besides, admitted handwritings of the officers were also obtained and referred to FSL Srinagar for expert opinion. The investigation revealed that then Principal  Hr. Secondary School D.H Pora in active connivance with his Sr. Asstt. has fraudulently and on the basis of false and fraud records allowed the beneficiaries to join Hr. Secondary School D.H.Pora, without verifying their documents like transfer orders, LPCs, appointment orders etc. The investigation further revealed that the necessary documents produced by the beneficiaries were fake and forged, as they had never worked at the schools where from shown transferred to Hr. Secondary School D.H.Pora. The investigation of the case was closed as proved against the following officers/beneficiaries:-

01.       Syed Gh. Nabi Geelani the then Principal Hr. Secondary School D.H. Pora now retired  S/o Late Syed Mohammad Abdullah Geelani R/o Kapran, Shopian;

02.       Mohammad Yousuf Beigh the then Sr. Assistant now retired S/o Abdul Ahad Beigh R/o Ahmadabad, D.H Pora;

03.        Mohammad Yousuf Dar the then clerk S/o Ghulam Mohammad Dar R/o Sarnal Payeen, Anantnag (Expired).

04.        Nissar Hussain Dar S/o Gh. Hassan Dar R/o Kandipora Bijbehara (Beneficiary).

05.        Mohammad Ashraf Mir S/o Abdul Gani Mir R/o Kateriteng Bijbehara, Beneficiary;

06.        Shazad Ahmad Beigh S/o Mohammad Yousuf R/o Ahmadabad, D.H Pora, Beneficiary.

07.        Abdul Majid Parray S/o Abdul Rehman Parray  R/o Krindagam, Beneficiary;

08.        Nisar Ahmad Parray S/o Abdul Rehman Parray  R/o Krindagam, Beneficiary;

09.        Farooq Ahmad Ganie S/o Abdul Samad R/o Check Anantnag, Beneficiary;

10.        Dil Afroza Rashid D/o Abdul Rashid R/o Kulgam,  Beneficiary;

11.        Alima Geelani D/o Ghulam Nabi Geelani R/o Kapran Shopian, Beneficiary;

12.        Mohammad Ashraf Parray S/o Gh. Rasool  Parray R/O Krindagam, Beneficiary;

13.        Mehmooda Rehman D/o Abdul Rehman Dar R/o Larow Kulgam, Beneficiary.

 

Dated 01-09-2010

 Challan Produced against Zonal Education Planning Officer and Police Official 

            The State Vigilance Organization produced challan in Case FIR No 9/2010 u/s 5(2) PC Act svt 2006 r/w Section 161 RPC before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir, Srinagar on Sept 1, 2010 against the accused namely Ghulam Qadir Sofi, then Zonal Education Planning Officer, Tulamulla, Ganderbal. The accused was caught red handed on April 15, 2010 while demanding and accepting  an illegal gratification of Rs 1500/- from the complainant Sh Mohammad Ashraf Ahanger S/o Ab Khaliq  Ahanger R/o Tulmulla, Ganderbal for releasing the outstanding rent bill of his house. The Hon,ble Court has fixed October 18, 2010 as next date of hearing in the case. 

            Similarly challan in case FIR No 10/2010 u/s 5(2) PC Act svt 2006 r/w Section 161 RPC has also been produced before the Hon.ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir, Srinagar on September 1, 2010 against the accused namely Noor-ud-din Chowhan, Head Constable then posted at P/S Bijbehara, Anantnag . The accused was caught red handed on April 15, 2010 while demanding and accepting an illegal gratification of Rs 3000/- from the complainant Sh Ab Majid Ahah S/o Mohammad Maqbool Shah R/o Kachahama, Kupwara for releasing the documents of vehicle retained by the accused HC. The Hon’ble Court has fixed October 25,2010 as next date of hearing in the case.

Dated:- 28.08.2010 

Vigilance attaches house of Tehsildar 

The State Vigilance Organisation attached a triple storey palatial residential house constructed at plot measuring 1.6 kanal at Friends Colony, Air Port Road, Humhama, Srinagar belonging to the accused Mohammad Bashir S/O Mohammd Hussain then Telsildar Jammu R/O Madana District Poonch, presently living at Shiva Enclave near Police Station Janipur, Jammu in case FIR No. 15/2010 U/S 5(1) (e) r/w 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act, Svt 2006 Police Station Vigilance Organisation Jammu. 

 During investigation of the instant case, the searches were conducted in the residential houses and other buildings owned by the accused at Jammu and Srinagar simultaneously in presence  of Executive Magistrates. The house search yielded various incriminating documents which had direct bearing on the case. During investigation, the above cited immovable property belonging to the accused Tehsildar was found disproportionate to his known sources of income and as such, has been attached U/S 8(b) of the amended Prevention of Corruption Act Svt 2006. 

Dated:- 26-08-2010 

Police Official convicted by Anti-Corruption Court Jammu 

The Special Judge Anti-Corruption Court Jammu convicted the accused  Muzaffar Ahmad Malik, the then Station House Officer, Police Station Nagrota in Case FIR No. 101/1992 P/S Vigilance Organization Jammu for the commission of offence U/S 5(2) P.C.Act and sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of one year and a fine of Rs  5000/-. In default of payment of fine the accused shall further undergo an imprisonment for six months. 

            The case FIR NO. 101/1992 was registered in the Vigilance Organisation Jammu on the complaint of Sh Tulsi Giri, then Mahant Shhetla Mandir, Nagrota   wherein it was alleged that Sh Muzaffar Ahmad malik then SHO P/S Nagrota demanded and accepted Rs 2500/- as bribe from the complainant Sh Tulsi Giri for helping him against illegal trespass on his land by Kishore Kumar and others. Instead of lending helping hand to the complainant, the accused kept him and others in custody. As such the accused official abused his official position for pecuniary gains. 

            During investigation the allegations were substantiated and the challan of the case was produced in the Court of law on 29.08.1995 against the accused Muzaffar Ahmad , then SHO P/S Nagrota for Judicial Determination.  

            On the completion of trial the accused person has been arrested and lodged in the District Jail Amphalla, Jammu for undergoing the sentence passed by the Hon’ble Court.

Dated:-19.8.2010

Patwari Halqa Ratnal, Bishnah Jammu  caught red handed while accepting bribe. 

            State Vigilance Organization caught red handed Shri Harbans Lal, Patwari Halqa Ratnal, Bishnah while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 4000/- from the complainant Sh Sham Lal  for  issuance of copy of Missal Hakiat. 

            Shri Sham Lal S/o Sh Natha Ram R/o Ratnal, Bishnah   lodged a written complaint with P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu stating therein  that he is having land about 15 kanals in village Ratnal, Tehsil Bishnah and had requested Tehsildar Bishnah for issuance of copy of Missal Hakiat with regard to the said land. Accordingly Tehsildar concerned endorsed the application to Patwari Sh Harbans Lal S/o Des Raj R/o Ghagwal Tehsil & District Samba,  Halqa Ratnal, Bishnah who on receipt of  application Patwari demanded Rs 4000/-  bribe from the complainant for issuance of copy of Missal Hakiat. 

            On the basis of said complaint Case FIR No. 23/2010 u/s 5(2) P.C.Act r/w Section 161 RPC P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu was registered and investigation taken up. 

            During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and accused Shri Sh Harbans Lal, Patwari Halqa Ratnal, Bishnah was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of  Rs 4000/- from the complainant in the room of the official residential complex of Tehsildar used by the patwari for settlement purposes in presence of  witnesses. The tainted bribe money was recovered from his possession and the accused was taken into custody for further investigations.

Dated:- 13-08-2010

Case registered against Officers of R&B Division Budgam for misappropriation of Govt. funds

           The State Vigilance Organization registered a case FIR No 30/2010 u/s 5(1)(c ), 5(1) (d ), 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act svt 2006 r/w Section 120-B, 409, 468 and 471 RPC in Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir against Mohammad Afzal Shah and A.K.Malla then Executive Engineers, R&B Division, Budgam, Hem Singh, then AEE and Mohammad Shafi Bhat, J.E. R&B Sub-Division Khansahib for dishonestly drawing an amount of Rs 15.35/- lacs against non existent and sub-standard works after manipulation / falsification of records for its subsequent misappropriation. 

            A joint Surprise Check was conducted into the allegation of misappropriation of funds allotted for up-gradation of road from Bugroo Khansahib to Yarikhai Doodhpatri by R&B Division Budgam. During the check, it was found that an amount of Rs 19.97 Crores was allocated and released to the Executive Engineer, R&B division Budgam to meet the expenditure on work namely up-gradation of the road from Bugroo Khansahib to Yarikhai Doodhpatri Budgam. It was found that 22 different work components were involved in the work viz Bugroo Khansahib to Yarikhai Doodhpatri Budgam. A spot inspection of 4 works components out of 22 work components was conducted. 2 works namely (1) construction of boundary pillars and (2) construction of drain were found non existent but paid for. The remaining  two works namely (1) GSB filling from kilometer 1st to kilometer 7 and (2) widening from kilometer 1st to kilometer 21st, were found not executed in accordance with the specification and sub-standard material was used in the process of execution of the work components.

 

Dated:- 11-08-2010 

Junior Engineer Block Thanamandi caught red handed while accepting bribe. 

            State Vigilance Organization caught red handed Shri Khursheed Ahmad, Junior Engineer posted in Block Thanamandi while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 4500/- from the complainant Ghulam  Ahmad for  releasing final payment against the Govt. work executed by him.

            Shri Ghulam Ahmad S/o Sh Mohammad Bashir R/o Shadra Sharief-B lodged a written complaint with P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu stating therein  that the accused Shri Khursheed Ahmad S/o Shri Shahabudin R/o Shadra Sharief-A  J.E posted in Block Thanamandi demanded Rs 4500/- as a gratification from the complainant for releasing final payment of Govt. work executed by him.           

            On the basis of said complaint Case FIR No. 21/2010 was registered in Police Station Vigilance Organization Jammu and investigation was taken up.  

During investigation the officials of State Vigilance Organsiation organized a trap and accused Shri Khursheed Ahmad, J.E was caught red handed while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of  Rs 4500/- from the complainant as bribe in presence of  witnesses. The tainted bribe money was recovered from his possession and the accused was taken into custody for further investigations.

Dated:- 11.08.2010

CA&PD official convicted by Anti Corruption Court Jammu. 

            The Court of Additional Session Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu has convicted the accused Devi Chand then Sr. Assistant Storekeeper / Salesman Food & Supplies Store, Ukhral in case FIR No. 02/1995 P/S VOJ for the commission of offense u/s 5(2) P.C.Act r/w Section 409 RPC and sentenced him to undergo an imprisonment for a period of 2 years and a fine of Rs 2000/- under section  5(2) P.C Act and for a period of 3 years and a fine of Rs 3000/- under section  409 RPC. Both the sentences shall run concurrently. In default of payment of fine the accused shall further undergo an imprisonment of three months. 

            A case FIR No. 2/1995 was registered in the Vigilance Organsiation Jammu on the complaint of Director Food and Supplies Jammu wherein it was alleged that Shri Devi Chand during his posting as Storekeeper cum salesman Ukhral from 01.07.1990 to 5/1994 misappropriated / embezzled food grains such as wheat 10.38 quintals, rice 813.28 quintals and sugar 15.20 quintals, total amounting to Rs 10,36,904.72. 

            During investigation the allegations were substantiated and the challan of the case was produced in the court of law on 18.09.1999 against the accused Devi Chand for Judicial determination. The accused person has been lodged in the Central Jail Kote Bhalwal Jammu for undergoing the sentence passed by the Hon’ble Court.

Dated:- 9th August, 2010 

Officials of Municipal Committee Handwara booked by SVO 

            State Vigilance Organisation registered an FIR, after a verification into the allegation of illegal appointments in Municipal Committee, Handwara during the period 2007-2009 by the then President Shri Masroor Ahmad Banday, Shri Abdul Rashid Dar, Executive Officer Municipal Committee, Handwara and others, without competence and recruitment procedure, in gross violation of Govt. orders/ circulars banning the appointments in Local Bodies, including Municipal Committee. 

            The accused public servants were found to have abused their official position under a conspired plan in league with each other and had made the recruitments of some of the beneficiaries illegally who happened to be their close relatives. The accused public servants as a part of criminal conspiracy resorted to manipulation of records by falsely showing the dispatch dates on the appointment orders of the beneficiaries much before the issue of Govt. Order No. 214/HUD of 2008 dated 23.05.2008 banning the appointments. 

            A case FIR No. 29/2010 u/s 5(2), 5(1) (d) P.C. Act r/w 120-B RPC was registered at Police Station Vigilance Organisation Kashmir, for the omissions and commissions on the part of the above named public servants.  

Dated 29th of July 2010        

Officials of SMHS Hospital Srinagar booked for misappropriation of Public Revenue 

        The State Vigilance Organisation J&K Srinagar registered a Case FIR No.28/2010 U/S 5(1)(c), 5(1)(d), 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 read with Section 120-B, 409, 468 and 471 RPC in P/S VOK against Cashier Mohammad Amin Nazki, and other official(s) of SMHS Hospital for misappropriation of  public revenue of Rs.80,36,846/-.

A Joint Surprise Check was conducted into the allegations of misappropriation of public revenue by Shri Mohammad Amin Nazki, Cashier and other official(s) of SMHS Hospital during the period 01.04.2007 to 16.03.2010. It was found that the public revenue would come in the office of Medical Superintendent SMHS Hospital, Srinagar from the different sources viz. investigation charges, parking charges, rent of the canteen etc. of the Hospital through Deputy Medical Superintendent/Medical Record officer and was being handed over to the cashier of the SMHS Hospital for its remittance/deposit under three heads viz. HDF(Hospital Development fund), 0210(Govt Revenue) and 8443 (Revolving Fund deposit).The revenue collected under head HDF would be deposited in J&K Bank Ltd. Branch office Medical College, Srinagar and the revenue collected under other two heads would be deposited in Govt. Treasury, Tankipora, Srinagar. It was found that head 0210 was maintained under the control of the Accounts officer as DDO and for other two heads viz. 8443 and  HDF, Medical Superintendent SMHS Hospital was DDO.

The Joint Surprise Check has found that during the period April, 2007 to March, 2010 an amount of Rs. 1,43,89,360/- as revenue realized under different heads from the public was handed over to Shri Mohammad Amin Nazki, Cashier for its remittance to Govt. Treasury and J&K Bank. The said cashier out of this amount of Rs. 1,43,89,360/- unauthorizedly and illegally incurred Rs. 63,52,514/- on different components viz. Salary, refunds, refreshment charges.Shri Mohammad Amin Nazki, Cashier willfully retained remaining amount of Rs. 80,36,846/- and did not deposit it in Govt. treasury/J&K Bank for a considerable period with criminal intent to misappropriate it. The cashier was also found to have resorted to manipulation of records viz. Cash book etc to facilitate the misappropriation of public revenue. It has been found that Mohammad Amin Nazki, Cashier subsequently after detection of the fraud/misappropriation, out of the misappropriated amount of Rs. 80,36,846/-  deposited Rs. 52,89,113/- in Govt Treasury leaving behind with  him un-remitted amount of Rs.27,47,733/-

Dated 27th of July, 2010

Challan produced against an official of CID, Department of J&K Police 

            State Vigilance Organization Kashmir produced challan in case FIR No. 03/2010 under section 5(2) J&K PC Act, Svt. 2006 r/w section 161 RPC before the Hon’ble court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption, Kashmir today i.e. 27.07.2010 against the accused Abdul Aziz Mir, then SGCT No.529/CID SB- Kangan S/o Ali Mohammad Mir R/o Fraw Kangan, Ganderbal. The accused was caught red-handed on 17.02.2010 while demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs.1500/- from the complainant Shri Irshad Ahmad Dar S/o Ghulam Ahmad R/o Arch, Ganderbal for issuance of non-involvement verification certificate as sought by the complainant for registration of an NGO.

Dated:- 22-07-2010 

CA&PD officers/officials booked  for misappropriation of food grains  

        The State Vigilance Organisation J&K Srinagar registered a Case FIR No.27/2010 U/S 5(1)(c), 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 read with Section 120-B, 409 RPC in P/S VOK against Shri Abdul Majid Mir, then Director CA&PD Department Kashmir, Shri Abdul Hamid, then Joint Director, CA&PD Department, Muneer Ahmad Phalguroo, Storekeeper and Showkat Ahmad Mandoo, then Supervisor by abuse of their official position entered into criminal conspiracy with Shri Bashir Ahmad Gagroo, Proprietor M/s Kashmir Pulses Roller Flour Mill, Pampore and misappropriated food grains, its byproducts and empty gunny bags causing a loss of Rs. 56,15,508/- to the state exchequer.

A Joint Surprise Check was conducted into the allegations of misappropriation of food grains viz.wheat by CA&PD Department, Kashmir in league with Mill owner M/s Kashmir Pulses Roller Flour Mill, Pampore during the year 2007-2008.It was revealed that the CA&PD Department would issue food grains viz. wheat to mill owner for the purpose of grinding into Wholemeal Atta for further distribution among consumers/beneficiaries under public distribution System(PDS).The monthly quota of PDS would be issued to the Mill for grinding into wholemeal Atta through the subordinate staff of CA&PD Department stationed/posted at the mill. No new supply of wheat would be issued/released to Mill owner unless the Atta from the previous supply would be received through the departmental staff posted at the Mill by the CA&PD Department, Kashmir.

During the inspection of Kashmir Pulses Flour Mill, Pampore and its Godown conducted in association with Asstt. Director (Mills) and Chief Accounts Officer, CA&PD Department, Kashmir revealed accumulated shortage of 7159 quintals of wheat, 113 quintals of Atta, 83 quintals of wheat bran and 25802 empty gunny bags valuing at Rs. 56,15,508/- in the Mill/Godown.It was found that the then Director and Joint Director, CA&PD Department, Kashmir willfully did not follow the Govt order and as a part of conspiracy ignored the communications of then  Asstt. Director (Mills) and dishonestly allotted/released further quota of wheat for its subsequent misappropriation, despite possessing the knowledge that Atta from the previous supply had not been received by CA&PD Department. The other accused persons who were posted as departmental staff for CA&PD Department at Kashmir Pulses Roller Flour Mill, Pampore in furtherance of criminal conspiracy resorted to falsification of records to facilitate the misappropriation of above mentioned food grains, its byproducts and empty gunny bags.

Dated:- 15th  of July, 2010 

Officers /Officials  of CA&PD Jammu  booked by SVO for  drawl of excess freight charges.                 

            State Vigilance Organization registered a case FIR No. 19/2010 P/s VOJ on 14-07-2010 to investigate the allegations of excess payment of freight charges to the private trucks/ vehicles by the officials of CA&PD, department  Udhampur during the year 2008-2009 

          It was found that  for speedy dispatch of food grains to far flung and cut off areas, the Govt of J&K Department of CA&PD had issued an order conveying the approval of the Govt authorising the  Director CA&PD Jammu/ Kashmir to hire private trucks for carriage/ transportation of food grains inter-alia with the condition that hired private trucks had to be paid 10% less than the rate fixed by J&K SRTC.  

          It was further found that S/Shri T.R.Padha, Vijay Kumar then Assistant Directors and other official(s) of CA&PD Udhampur, by abuse of their official position and in league with private truck operators/ Mill owners namely, M/s Divka Transport Co. Udhampur and M/s Udhampur Flour Mills respectively under a conspired plan in gross violation of above mentioned Govt Order  dishonestly hired the trucks from above named beneficiary firms and released the total freight charges to the beneficiary firms without deducting 10% of the freight charge fixed by J&K SRTC, resulting in excess payment of Rs 33,69,070/- to the beneficiaries with corresponding loss to the state exchequer. 

          The accused public servants were found to have committed offence punishable under section 120 RPC r/w 5(1)d and 5(2) J&K P.C.Act. Investigation of the case is in progress.

Dated:- 30-6.2010 

Forest official  in Vigilance Net 

            State Vigilance Organization today caught red handed Sh Ikhlaq Hussain Dev,Beat Gaurd, Forest Beat Patnazi while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs 15000. 

            A Case FIR No 18/2010 u/s 5(2) PC Act, Svt 2006 r/w 161 RPC P/S VOJ was registered on receipt of a written complaint lodged by Sh Zulfikar Ali S/o Sh Gh Qadir Bhat R/o Patnazi Bounjwha alleging therein that the said Beat Gaurd was demanding bribe for sanction of construction wood for residential house of Sh Mushtaq Ahmad, brother-in-law of the complainant. The complainant had submitted the application addressed  to the Range Officer but the forest beat guard had demanded bribe money to forward his case. 

            A trap was organized and the accused Forest Beat Guard  was caught red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 15000/- dusted with phenolphthalein from the complainant in presence of witness. The accused has been arrested and the investigation of the case has been taken up.

 Dated:- 23 June, 2010 

Junior Engineer of Rural Dev. Office Budgam in Vigilance Net  

            State Vigilance Organization today on 23-6-2010 arrested Junior Engineer, Rural Development Office, Budgam Shri Ishpal Singh S/o Shameer Singh R/o Beerwah, at present Alochabagh while demanding and accepting bribe money of Rs 1000.

             A Case FIR No 26/2010 u/s 5(2) PC Act, Svt 2006 r/w 161 RPC P/S VOK was registered on receipt of a written complaint lodged by the complainant Sh Mohammad Yousuf Wani S/o Talib Wani R/o Village Piamus Tehsil and District Budgam alleging therein that the said Junior Engineer in Rural Development Office Budgam was demanding bribe of Rs 1000/- for finalizing the bill on account of work executed in construction of (Siakokber Kol) under NREGS.

             A trap was organized and the accused Junior Engineer was caught red handed while demanding and accepting the phenolphthalein dusted bribe money of Rs 1000/- from the complainant in presence of witness. Further investigation of the case has been taken up.

 Dated:- 22nd June, 2010 

Officers /Officials  of Watershed Management Division (LAWDA), Srinagar  booked by SVO for  misappropriation  and fraudulent  drawl of lacs of rupees.     

            The Vigilance Organization Kashmir today registered a case FIR No. 25/2010 under sections 5(1) (c), 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 and Sections 120-B, 409, 467 RPC against officers/officials of Watershed Management Division (LAWDA), Srinagar namely,  Mehraj–ud-din Shah, then DFO, M.A. Chisti, then DFO (Watershed Managers), Wiqar Ahmad J.E. and others on the outcome of a Joint Surprise Check which found that the aforementioned officers / officials and contractors under a well-knit conspiracy and in connivance with each other abused their official positions and misappropriated lacs of rupees in the construction of Gabion Check Dams erected  in the shape of stone beds covered with crate wire for treatment of Sang Reshi Nallah at Khimber Takya Srinagar to protect Dal Lake.

          Ten works were shown executed by different contractors at a cost of Rs. 109.97 lacs during the financial year 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09. It was found that the estimates of some of the important engineering works have been prepared by the Forester who is a non-technical official. For these ten works an amount of Rs. 35.04 lacs was shown spent on the carriage of stones from Athawajan Quarry and Wussan Nallah to the site of construction viz. Nallah Sang Reshi whileas, no stone was found to have been used/transported from the said  places to the site. Instead, available stones at the site were utilized in the construction of the Check Dams. This version is further corroborated by the report of the Engineering Wing of VOK which after inspection of the spot have reported that no quarry stone had been utilized at the construction site. The accused public servants named above had thus resorted to manipulation of records and misappropriated Rs. 35.04 lacs.  

       The Joint Surprise Check so conducted has also revealed that a large quantity of the crate wires shown  utilized in these Gabion Check Dams  were already existing over which new crate wire work has been based and accordingly executed over the foundation of old Check Dams raised in the past. It was found at the site that the gauge of the two crate wires used was entirely different in size, shape and specification.  The underground part of work (earth work etc.) shown executed in these Gabion Check Dams was also found  at variance with the records maintained by the department. However, the payment of existing works including works executed in the past has also been drawn and paid to the contractors.     

 

Dated 17th June, 2010

Assistant Commissioner Development, Kupwara arrested by State Vigilance Organization

              

State Vigilance Organization arrested Shri Abdul Rashid Bhat S/o Wali Mohammad Bhat R/o Wadwan, Budgam, Assistant Commissioner Development Kupwara while demanding and accepting a bribe money of Rs.10,000/- from one Shri Ghulam Rasool Shah S/o Mohammad Yousuf Shah R/o Drugmulla, Kupwara  in presence of witnesses. 

                   On receipt of a written complaint lodged by Shri Ghulam Rasool Shah S/o Mohammad Yousuf Shah R/o Drugmulla, Kupwara, Contractor by profession that Shri Abdul Rashid Bhat S/o Wali Mohammad Bhat R/o Wadwan, Budgam, Assistant Commissioner Development Kupwara demanded a bribe of Rs.10,000/- for release of payment on account of Government allotted work done by him on electrification of Community Information Centre Kupwara. A case FIR No.24/2010 u/s 5(1) (d) read with section 5(2) PC Act, Svt. 2006 and section 161 RPC was registered at Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir on 17.06.2010 and investigation was taken up. 

          During the course of investigation a trap was planned and phenolphthalein dusted amount of Rs.10,000/- was accepted by the accused in presence of witnesses. During the personal search of the accused the bribe money was recovered from his possession and seized. The accused was taken into the custody for further investigation.

  Dated 15 June, 2010

Case Registered against Officers of PHE Division Shopian and PHE Sub Division Pulwama

        The Vigilance Organisation Kashmir registered a Case vide FIR No.23/2010 U/S 5(1)(c), 5(1)(d)  r/w 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 and Section 120-B, 409,468 and 471 RPC P/S VOK against Shri M.A Beigh, V.K Sharma Executive Engineers, PHE Division Shopian, AEE Mohammad Yousuf Rather and J.E Purveiz Ahmad  Shah of PHE Sub Division Pulwama for committing misappropriation of Rs. 18.67 Lacs fraudulently and dishonestly drawn against non-executed works.

A verification was conducted into the allegation of fraudulent drawal of huge amount of Rs. 131.71 Lacs against un-executed works and double drawal payments for similar works involved in different water supply schemes (Sub Division Pulwama/Tahab and Shopian). It has also transpired in the course of verification that out of  Rs.131.71 Lacs which was allocated to various Sub Divisions of PHE Division Shopian, major part amounting to Rs.123.18 Lacs was allocated and released in favour of Sub Division Pulwama whereas meager amount of Rs.7.90 and .01 lac was released to Sub Division Shopian and Tahab respectively.

During the verification it was found that an amount of Rs.68.43 lacs was allocated and released without requisition in favour of S/Shri Mushtaq Ahmad Beigh and V.K Sharma, Executive Engineers PHE Division Shopian during the period 2008-2010 to meet the operational and maintenance expenses incurred on different water supply schemes. A random check of work components namely Rectification of damages to supply main distribution system, Improvements in 4” dia Feeding Main; Extension of Feeding Channel and Lead caulking in different Water Supply Schemes in Sub Division, Pulwama revealed that above cited officers/officials  abused their official position and under a conspired plan had drawn dishonestly and fraudulently Rs. 18.67 Lacs by resorting to manipulation of records against un-executed works falsely shown executed in different Water Supply Schemes in Sub Division, Pulwama.It was found that no competition was induced in the allotment of works and willfully the payments were drawn on casual labour Roll (CLR) in gross violation of rules.

June 14, 2010  

Manager Rural Bank caught red-handed while accepting bribe.

          State Vigilance Organization caught red-handed Shri Dalip Kumar Bhat, posted as Manager Rural Bank (J&K Grameen Bank) Pargwal.

 Shri Permanand S/o Shri Anant Ram R/o Nikwol lodged a written complaint in P/S VOJ alleging therein that Dalip Kumar Bhat Manager Rural Bank, Paragwal was demanding Rs 5000/- as bribe for releasing loan installment in favour of the complainant.  

A Case FIR No.17/2010 under section 5(2) J&K P.C.Act svt 2006 r/w section 161 RPC was registered in P/S VOJ. The accused Manager was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 5000/- from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from the possession of the accused in the presence of independent witnesses. The accused was taken into custody for further investigation.

Dated:- 18.05.2010 

Executive Engineer  PHE in Vigilance Net 

            State Vigilance Organization today caught red handed Executive Engineer, PHE Division, Awantipora Shri Surinder SIngh S/o Sanmukh Singh R/o 60-A Sector 10, Nanak Nagar, Jammu while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs 4000. 

            A Case FIR No 22/2010 u/s 5(2) PC Act, Svt 2006 r/w 161 RPC P/S VOK was registered on receipt of a written complaint lodged by Sh Ab Rashid Shah (Contractor)  S/o Mohammad Akram Shah R/o Larkipora, Awantipora alleging therein that the said executive engineer was demanding bribe for releasing payment in his favour for execution of work of an approach road during the year 2008-09. 

            A trap was organized and the accused executive engineer was caught red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 4000/- dusted with phenolphthalein from the complainant in presence of witness. During the personal search of the accused executive engineer an amount of Rs 24,980/- was also recovered. Investigation of the case has been taken up.

Dated:- 17.05.2010

Dy. Forester in Vigilance Net

            State Vigilance Organization today caught red handed Deputy Forester, Doodh Ganga Range Chadoora, Shri Tariq Irshad Handoo S/o Gh Mohammad Handoo R/o Shah Faisal Lane, Soura Srinagar while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs 500.

             A Case FIR No 21/2010 u/s 5(2) PC Act, Svt 2006 r/w 161 RPC P/S VOK was registered on receipt of a written complaint lodged by Ab Sattar Itoo S/o Gh Qadir Itoo R/o Ranger, Chadoora. alleging therein that the complainant is running a timber sale depot under a proper license issued by the Government. The said license was to be renewed in January, 2010 for which the accused Dy. Forester Officer sought License along with Sale register and Docket Book from him for preparation of statement. After the preparation  of said statement, the Dy Forest Officer retained docket book, and demanded Rs 500/- as bribe.

             A trap was organized and the accused Deputy   Forester was caught red handed outside the Range Territorial Forest Office, Chadoora, in presence of shadow witness while demanding and accepting the amount of Rs 500/- as bribe money

Dated 13.5. 2010

Tehsildar in Vigilance Net

State Vigilance Organization today on 13th of May caught red handed Tehsildar Chadoora Shri Mohammad Akram Khan S/o Jalal-u-din Khan R/o Tral presently at Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar While demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs.20,000/- from Tasaduq Hussain Bhat R/o Shalina, Tehsil Chadoora.

A Case FIR No.20/2010 u/s 5(2) PC Act, Svt.2006 r/w 161 RPC P/S VOK was registered on receipt of a written complaint from Tasaduq Hussain, alleging therein that Tehsildar Chadoora was demanding Rs.20,000/- for favouring the complainant during the demarcation of land in land dispute between his father Shri Gh Hassan Bhat and his uncle Shri Bashir Ahmad at Shalina Tehsil Chadoora. Investigation into the allegations was set into motion.

A trap was organized and the accused Tehsildar was trapped at his residence at Jawahar Nagar, in presence of shadow witness while demanding and accepting phenolphthalein dusted amount of  Rs. 20,000/- as bribe money from the complainant. The accused was taken into custody and his hand wash tested positive.

SVO registers 4 Cases of Disproportionate Assets

State Vigilance Organization has registered 4 cases of Disproportionate Assets against 4 Govt. Officers namely Mohammad Bashir, Tehsildar Jammu,  Parveen Pandoh, Executive Engineer, SIDCO Jammu, Mohammad Afzal Shah, Executive Engineer JKPCC, Srinagar and Ghulam Hassan Wani, Jt. Director Cooperatives Kashmir.

Pursuant to registration of cases, searches were conducted in the office & residential premises of accused officers and incriminating documents, valuables etc recovered as a result of searches are being scrutinized and investigation is progressing fast

Dated:- May, 11, 2010 

Challan produced against Helper, Social Forestry Range, Awantipora  

State Vigilance Organisation today produced challan against Ghulam Khan Chauhan S/o Juma Khan Chuhan R/o Mandakpal Pampore, Helper, Social Forestry Range, Awantipora  in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar in Case FIR No. 13/2009 P/S VOK. 

            The case was registered in Police Station Vigilance Organisation Kashmir on receipt of a written complaint lodged by one Shri Mohammd Ashraf Bokda R/o Mandalpal, Pampore. It was alleged by the complainant that he has received compensation under Indira Awas Yojna (IAY) Scheme from Block Development Office, Pampore for the construction of house at his native village Mandakpal Pampore. The complainant Shri Mohammad Ashraf started extracting stones from the land near his house for the construction, but the accused helper obstructed the complainant from extracting the stones on the pretext that the land belongs to Forest Department. The accused helper was alleged to have allowed the extraction after demanding Rs 7000/- from the complainant. The complainant reported the matter to SVO who swung into action and caught the accused red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 1500/- as bribe from the complainant. 

            The challan against the said accused helper has been produced today before the Court of Law, after sanction was accorded by the Govt.

Dated 10-05-2010 

Office Patwari, Tehsil Office Pattan caught red handed while accepting bribe. 

Today State Vigilance Organization caught red-handed Shri Abdul Rashid Rather,  Office Patwari, Tehsil Office Pattan while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.2000/- from the complainant. 

Shri Mohammad Abbas Waza S/o Mohammad  Sadiq R/o Kerpalpora, Pattan, District Baramulla lodged a written complaint in P/S VOK alleging therein that Shri Abdul Rashid Rather S/o Shri Abdul Razak Rather R/o Barzulla Pattan working as Office Patwari in the Tehsil Office Pattan is demanding Rs. 2000/- as bribe for issuance of extracts of mutation of his ancestral land already done vide Mutation No’s 405 and 406 after the death of his father.  

A Case FIR No.19/2010 under section 5(2) P.C.Act svt 2006 r/w section 161 RPC was registered in P/S VOK. The accused Patwari was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.2000/- from the complainant. The bribe money was recovered from his possession. Hand wash / Pocket Wash of the accused was also taken which tested positive.

Dtd 29-04-2010

 

Challan produced against  Assistant Accounts Officer, Finance Department, J&K.

Today on 29.04.2010 a Challan against Mohammad Shaban Sofi, then Assistant Accounts Officer, S.E R&B Circle Anantnag, presently Assistant Accounts Officer, CA&PD Srinagar, S/o Ghulam Rasool Sofi, R/o Heaven Colony, Ashajipora, Anantnag and two accused private persons namely Ghulam Nabi Pahalwan, S/o Mohammad Sideeq Pahalwan, R/o Ashajipora, Anantnag and Ahmadullah Zargar, S/o Ghulam Rasool Zargar, R/o Noonmai Yaripora, Kulgam in Case FIR No. 08/2007 u/s 5(1)(e) r/w 5(2) J&K P. C. Act Svt. 2006 and Section 109, 467, 468 and 471 RPC P/S VOK was produced in the Court of Special Judge, Anti-Corruption, Srinagar.

 The case was registered on receipt of a reliable information that Mohammad Shaban Sofi, Assistant Accounts Officer, Finance Department has while indulging in corrupt and illegal practices acquired wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income in the shape of three storey residential house, a single storey concrete house and a two storey concrete house with four shops on the ground floor. These three houses have been raised by the accused on a plot of land measuring 3 to 4 kanal purchased by the accused at Ashajipora near Heaven Cinema, Anantnag. The suspect was also found to have purchased a two storey shopping structure at Khah Bazar, Chini Chowk, Anantnag at an approximate cost of Rs. 8.5 lacs. The suspect was also found possessing a Maruti Car bearing registration No. 543-JK03A besides other valuable moveable assets.

 During investigation, the allegations levelled against the accused AAO were established and huge assets in the shape of residential structures, bank deposits, bank shares, golden ornaments, LIC policies etc. were found in his possession disproportionate to his know/legal sources of income. The investigation revealed that accused private person Gh. Nabi Pahalwan had assisted the accused public servant in concealing the ill-gotten money by keeping the residential house of accused in his name while as the another accused private person Ahmadullah Zarger had prepared a fake will deed of father of accused depicting payment Rs. 14.15 lacs to the accused as share of property. The will deed was produced by the accused to conceal his ill-gotten property.

 The investigation thus conducted has established that the accused during his service career acquired disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs. 34,06,213/-. The Hon’ble Court after entertaining the Challan has fixed the date of hearing on 21.06.2008.

Dt 29-04-2010

Challan produced against Officials of Block Development Office, Budgam

Today State Vigilance Organization produced Challan against Sh Gh Mohi-u-din Ganai, then Accounts Assistant and Assadullah Kuchay, VLW Block Development Office Budgam in the Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Srinagar in Case FIR No 32/2008 P/S VOK

The case was registered in P/S VOK on a written complaint lodged by one Shri Mohammad Sultan Mir S/o Gh Rasool Mir R/o Gudsathu Budgam alleging that the accused officials were demanding bribe for submitting his case for assistance under IAY scheme for construction of shed.  The accused officials were caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 1000/- as bribe from the complainant. The Hon’ble Court has fixed June 22, 2010 as next date of hearing in the case.

 

Dated 29-04-2010  

Challan produced against Revenue Clerk (Jr. Assistant) then posted in Naib Tehsildar Office Watergam  

Today State Vigilance Organization produced Challan against Sh Bashir Ahmad Peer S/o Assadu;;ah Peer R/o Puthkhah presently residing Alsafa Colony Sopore  then clerk (Jr. Assistant)Naib Tehsildar  Office, Watergam in the Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Srinagar in Case FIR No 11/2008 P/S VOK

 The case was registered in P/S VOK on a written complaint lodged by one Shri Farooq Ahmad Najar alleging therein that the accused had demanding and accepted illegal gratification illegal gratification of an amount of Rs 2000/- for processing his Social Caste Certificate

Dated 28-04-2010

Challan produced against Statistical Officer then posted in DIC Jammu 

State Vigilance Organization produced Challan against Sh Parveen Sharma S/o Om Prakash Sharma R/o H.No 344 Lane No 11 Talab Tillo Jammu then Statistical Officer in the Economic Investigation Section of General Manager DIC Jammu in the Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Jammu in Case FIR No 25/2009 P/S VOJ 

The case was registered in P/S VOJ on a written complaint lodged by one Shri Sham Singh S/o Sh Paras Ram R/o Chak Majra Tehsil Bishna alleging therein that he applied for registration of SSI Unit namely “M/S Shabnam Industries”  situated at Chak Majra, Tehsil Bishna Jammu in District Industries Centre Jammu. The case for registration of his unit was pending with Parveen Kumar Statistical Officer DIC Jammu and was demanding Rs 5000/- as bribe for issuance of Registration Certificate. The accused Statistical Officer  was caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 5000/- as bribe from the complainant.

 

Dated 27-04-2010

Challan produced against Patwari Halqa Aarth  Budgam

The  State Vigilance Organization today produced Challan against Sh Shafat-ul-Rehman S/o Sh Ab Rehman R/o Dabtal, Zainakadal, Srinagar then Patwari Halqa Aarth Budgam in the Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Srinagar in Case FIR No 15/2009 P/S VOK

The case was registered in P/S VOK on a written complaint lodged by one Shri Farooq Ahmad Dar S/o Mohammad Sultan Dar R/o Village Aarth, Budgam alleging therein that his father had exchanged his land with one Ghulam Mohi-u-Din R/o Aarth, Budgam about 30 years back. However the levy of the said land had not yet been deposited in Govt. Treasury. The Complainant approached Sh Shafat-u-Rehman, the Patwari Halqa Aarth, Budgam for deposting levy. The said patwari demanded Rs 15000/- as bribe for prepration of challan. The complainant after arranging the bribe money of Rs 5000/- approached Vigilance Organization Kashmir, Srinagar with a written complaint seeking therein action into the matter.  After registration of aforementioned case in P/S VOK, the accused Patwari was caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 5000/- as bribe from the complainant. The investigation of the case has been concluded as proved and after getting the sanction from Govt J&K State, Challan was produced in the Hon’ble Court of anti corruption Srinagar.

 

Dated 26-04-2010

Naib Tehsildar  in Vigilance net

Today on  26.04.2010 State Vigilance Organization caught red-handed Naib Tehsildar Hajin Gh. Mohi-u-Din Banday S/o Gh Ahmad Banday R/o Village Aloosa Bandipora presently Sir Syed Abad Bemina Srinagar while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.1500/- from the complainant. 

Shri Fayaz Ahmad Bhat S/o Gh Hassan Bhat R/o Hajin Tehsil Sonawari,  lodged a written complaint in P/S VOK alleging therein that the Naib Tehsildar Hajin Gh Mohi-u-Din Banday  was demanding illegal  gratification from the complainant for forwarding the factual report to the Tehsildar Sumbal regarding demarcation of his land which is under illegal occupation of Mohammad Abdullah Bhat S/o Mohammad Sultan Bhat  R/o Hajin.  

A Case FIR No.15/2010 under section 5(2) P.C.Act svt 2006 r/w section 161 RPC was registered in P/S VOK. The accused Naib Tehsildar was caught red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs.1500/- from the complainant. The bribe money was recovered from his possession. Hand wash / Pocket Wash of the accused was also taken which tested positive.

 

Dated 22-04-2010 

Challan produced against Jr. Assistant then posted in Labour Commissioner Office Srinagar

State Vigilance Organization today produced Challan against Syed Naseer Ahmad Andrabi S/o Syed Bashir Ahmad R/o Ratnipora, Pulwama then Jr. Assistant Labour Office, Batmaloo, Srinagar in the Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Srinagar in Case FIR No 23/2009 P/S VOK 

The case was registered in P/S VOK on a written complaint lodged by one Shri Mohammad Shahid Sofi S/o Ab Rashid Sofi R/o Vecharnag, Soura, Srinagar alleging therein that he was working in SAIFCO Cements Pvt Ltd, Shivpora Srinagar and had applied for withdrawal of Central Provident Fund of Rs 24,960/- in the office of Labour Commissioner, Srinagar. It was further alleged that he met Shri Syed Naseer Ahmad Andrabi, Dealing Assistant in the office of Labour Commissioner Srinagar who demanded Rs 2000/- as bribe for processing his case. The accused Jr. Assistant was caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 2000/- as bribe from the complainant.

Dated:- April 21, 2010 

Patwari Halqa Deeli, Jammu caught red-handed while accepting bribe.  

            State Vigilance Organization caught red-handed Shri Jawahar Lal S/o Hari Ram R/o House No. 511, Narwal Pain Jammu, Patwari, Halqa Deeli Jammu while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 14,000/-  

A Case FIR No.  11/2010 was registered  in P/S VOJ after a written complaint was lodged by Shri Goutam Kumar S/o Sh Baldev Dass R/o Bhalwal, Jammu  alleging therein that said patwari demanded Rs 14,000/- for making necessary entries in the revenue records for raising loan from J&K Bank, Residency Road, Jammu for extending his business of plastic packing material manufacturing over a land registered in his name and falling under Khasra No. 37 Min and 40 Min measuring 02 kanals at village Deeli, Jammu.  

The investigation was set into motion and a trap was laid, with shadow and independent witnesses and the accused Patwari was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.14000/- from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses. The hand and pocket wash was tested positive. During the search, an additional amount of Rs 37,000/- was recovered from his office.

Dated:- April, 20, 2010

 Challan produced against Supervisor/ Incharge Tehsil Officer, CA&PD, Shopian.

State Vigilance Organisation today produced challan against Mohammad Mansoor Malik, then Supervisor / Incharge Tehsil Officer, CA&PD Department, Shopian, S/o Habibullah Malik R/o Shalatoo, Shopian, in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar in Case FIR No. 26/2009 P/S VOK. 

            The case was registered in P/S VOK on receipt of an order dated 05.08.2009 passed by Hon’ble Additional District and Session Judge, Anti-Corruption, Srinagar in a complaint lodged by one Shri Sabzar Ahmad Dar S/o Abdul Razaq Dar R/o Reshipora, Shopian. The complainant had been running a Fair Price Shop of CA&PD Department at Village Reshipora since 2007, and Shri Mohammad Mansoor Malik, Supervisor/ Incharge Tehsil Supply Officer, CA&PD, Circle Zainapora, Shopian had demanded and accepted Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant for issuing reports in respect of various applications that had been endorsed to him by the Assistant Director CA&PD Department. 

            The challan against the said accused Supervisor has been produced today before the Court of Law, after sanction was accorded by the govt.

Dated:-April 19, 2010 

Junior Engineer caught red-handed while accepting bribe.  

            State Vigilance Organization caught red-handed Shri Saleem Malik, Junior Engineer posted at Block Surankot, Rural Development Department  

Shri Mohammad Rashid S/o Shri Abdullah Joo R/o Sangla Surankot lodged a written complaint in P/S VOJ alleging therein that Saleem Malik Junior Engineer, RDD Surankot was demanding Rs 10,000/- as bribe for preparation of bills for release of payment against the construction of Panchayat Ghar at lower Sangla Surankot  

A Case FIR No.10/2010 under section 5(2) J&K P.C.Act svt 2006 r/w section 161 RPC was registered in P/S VOJ. The accused Junior Engineer was caught red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs. 10,000/- from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from the possession of the accused in the presence of independent witnesses. The accused was taken into custody for further investigation.

Dated 19-04-2010 

Vigilance Organization Kashmir Produces challan against a Watcher Forest Protection Force, Budgam.

            Today on April 19, 2010 Vigilance Organization Kashmir produced challan in Case FIR No. 29/2009 U/S 5(1) (d) r/w Section 5(2) P.C. Act Svt. 2006 and Section 161 RPC before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge, Anti-Corruption Kashmir Srinagar  against the accused Tariq Ahmed Malik, Watcher, Forest Protection Force posted to the office of Deputy Director, Forest Protection Force, Budgam. He was caught red handed while accepting an illegal gratification of Rs. 2000/- from the complainant Shri Ali Mohammad Khan, son-in-law of Mohammad Akbar Najar, R/o Rathsuna, Beerwa, Budgam. The Hon’ble Court has fixed June Ist, 2010 next date of hearing in the case.

Dated:- 19-04-2010 

Challan produced against Jr. Assistant then posted in BDO office Larkipora Anantnag 

On 17-04-2010, State Vigilance Organization produced Challan against Sh Habibullah Kumar S/o Ghulam Qadir Kumar then Jr. Assistant Block Development Office, Larkipora , Shahabad, Anantnag in the Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Srinagar in Case FIR No 25/2009 P/S VOK

The case was registered in P/S VOK on a written complaint lodged by one Shri Bashir Ahmad Dar S/o Mohammad Afzal Dar R/o Larkipora, Shahbad, Anantnag alleging therein that he alongwith five other helpers posted in Block Development Office, Larkipora, Shahabad, Anantnag were given in-situ promotion w.e.f 01.11.2008. The complainant approached shri Habibullah Kumar, Jr. Assistant who was also incharge Establishment in Block Development Office, Larkipora, Shahbad, Anantnag for preparation of arrears bill but the accused Jr. Assistant demanded Rs 1800/- (Rs 300/- per head) as bribe for preparation of bills. The accused Jr. Assistant was caught red handed while demanding and accepting Rs 1800/- as bribe from the complainant.

Dated:- Apr 16, 2010

BEACON Official caught red-handed while accepting bribe.  

            State Vigilance Organization caught red-handed Shisher Kumar, Supervisor, Electric Mechanical Grade-I, BEACON posted at South Portal, Jawahar Tunnel while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 14,000/-.  

Shri Irshad Ahmad Rather, R/o Drangbal, Baramulla lodged a written complaint in P/S VOK alleging therein that the Shisher Kumar was demanding bribe as a consideration for allowing his two loaded Travellers with Hot Mix Machinery to cross the Jawahar Tunnel.  

A Case FIR No.14/2010 under section 5(2) J&K P.C.Act svt 2006 r/w section 161 RPC was registered in P/S VOK. The accused supervisor was caught red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs. 14,000/- from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from the possession of the accused Supervisor in the presence of independent witnesses. The accused was taken into custody for further investigation.

Dated:- 16.04.2010

Case registered against Executive Engineer, PHE, Baramulla and others

A verification conducted by State Vigilance Organization into the allegations of fraud appointments in PHE Division Baramulla has revealed that from the year 2005 till 2009, the Executive Engineers of PHE Division, Baramulla namely Gh. Mohi-ud-Din Rather, Nazir Ahmad Zonga and Executive Engineer of Ferozpora Basin Irrigation Division, Tangmarg namely Gh. Hassan Ganaie hatched a criminal conspiracy with other officials of the department and in furtherance of the same have fraudulently appointed 17 persons as Helpers by resorting to manipulation of records viz. Service Books, Pay Rolls etc and have drawn salaries in their favour, conferring undue benefits to the beneficiaries and themselves, thus have caused loss to the state exchequer. The verification also revealed that these appointments have been shown made in pursuance to Government Order No. 288-PW of 1996 but the beneficiaries did not figure in the said order.  

            On this case FIR Nos. 11/2010, 12/2010, 13/2010 U/S 120-B, 468, 471 RPC r/w Section 5(1)d, 5(2) P.C. Act have been registered in P/S VOK, Srinagar for a thorough probe into the matter.

 Dated April 15, 2010

 Police Official in Vigilance net

On 15.04.2010 State Vigilance Organization caught red-handed HC Noor Mohammad Chowhan, P/S Bijbehara while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.3000/- from the complainant. 

Shri Abdul Majid Shah S/o Mohammad Maqbool Shah R/o Kachihama, Kupwara,  lodged a written complaint in P/S VOK alleging therein that the police official namely Noor Mohammad Chowhan Head Constable of P/S Bijbehara was demanding illegal  gratification from the complainant for releasing the documents of his vehicle retained by him illegally 

A Case FIR No.10/2010 under section 5(2) P.C.Act svt 2006 r/w section 161 RPC was registered in P/S VOK. The accused Head Constable was caught red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs.3000/- from the complainant. The bribe money was recovered from his possession. Hand wash / Pocket Wash of the accused was also taken which tested positive.

Dated:- April 9, 2010

            Challan produced against Corrupt Executive Engineer R&B Division Budgam.

            On 08.04.2010 Challan against Shri Abdul Khaliq Malla, the then Executive Engineer R&B, Division, Chadoora presently Executive Engineer R&B Division, Budgam S/o Mohammad Shaban Malla, R/o Nigeen, Srinagar and Afaq Ashraf Munshi S/o Mohammad Ashraf Munshi (Supplier) Proprietor M/s New Aay Aay Enterprises Habib Complex, Karan Nagar, Srinagar in Case FIR No. 25/2008 u/s 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C. Act, Svt. 2006 and Section 120-B RPC P/S VOK was produced in the Hon’ble Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge, Anti-Corruption Kashmir, Srinagar.

            The instant case was registered on a verification report conducted on receipt of a complaint to the effect that Shri Abdul Khaliq Malla, the then Executive Engineer R&B Division, Chadoora by misuse of official position in league with proprietor M/s New Aay Aay Enterprises Habib Complex, Karan Nagar, Srinagar had during the year 2004-05 purchased Florinite Concrete Hardner on exorbitant rate of Rs. 48/- per kg and has thereby caused a huge loss to the state exchequer against wrongful gain to himself and the supplier.

            During course of investigation, the evidence brought on record has revealed that above cited accused Executive Engineer in league with supplier firm M/s New Aay Aay Enterprises under a conspired plan had by abuse of official position purchased 6250 kgs of Floronite Concrete Hardner at highly exorbitant rate of Rs. 48/- per kg as against prevailing rate of Rs. 11.50 per kg (approximately) to confer undue benefit upon himself and the supplier firm resulting in huge loss to state exchequer. The Hon’ble Court after entertaining the challan has fixed, 25.05.2010 as next date of hearing.

Dated:- March 31, 2010

Zonal Education & Planning Officer, Tulmulla, Ganderbal caught red-handed by Vigilance while accepting the bribe.

            State Vigilance Organisation caught one Zonal Education and Planning Officer, Tulmulla, Ganderbal red-handed for demanding and accepting an amount of Rs.1,500/- from the complainant, R/o Tulmulla, Ganderbal for preparing the rent bill of his house occupied by the Education Department. The accused has been taken into custody.

            A Case FIR No.09/2010 under Section 5(2) P.C. Act dated 31.03.2010 has been registered and the investigation has been taken up by the    P/S Vigilance Organization, Kashmir. 

Dated :- March 30, 2010 

            Patwari Halqa Rajnagar, Rajouri  caught red handed while accepting bribe.

            State Vigilance Organisation caught red handed one Patwari Halqa Rajnagar, Tehsil Budal, District Rajouri for demanding and accepting an amount of  Rs. 3,500/- for issuing house title verification certificate from the complainant, R/o Raj Nagar, Tehsil Budal, District Rajouri. The accused has been taken in to custody.

            A Case FIR No. 08/2010 under Section 5(2) J&K P.C. Act Svt. 2006 read with 161 RPC has been registered and the investigation has been taken up by the P/S Vigilance Organization Jammu. 

 Dated 26-03-2010

Vigilance produced Challan against Accountant, Finance Deptt, J&K

State Vigilance Organisation produced challan against Shri Abdul Ahad Rather S/o late Habibullah Rather R/o Drusu Pulwama, Accountant, Finance Department, J&K, then posted in Auxilary Police Ist-Bn and other accused persons in case FIR NO. 37/2006 u/s 5(1)(e) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act, svt 2006 and section 109, 420, 471 RPC P/S VOK in the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar.  

            The case was registered on receipt of reliable information that the Abdul Ahad Rather, accountant Finance department has by indulging in corrupt and illegal practices acquired wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.  

            During the investigation, the accused was found in possession of huge property in the shape of a commercial complex at Dangerpora, Pulwama, a two storey house at Drusu, pulwama,  land at Kadalbal Pampore, huge cash saving and golden ornaments etc. 

            In the course of investigation it was found that the accused had resorted to manipulation of records and prepared false and forged affidavit regarding advance rent amounting to Rs 13.0 lacs to conceal illicit origin of property. The below mentioned private persons including son of the accused were found to have facilitated the preparation of the false and forged affidavit. 

  1. Javaid Ahmad Rather S/o  Abdul Ahad Rather R/o Drusu Pulwama( Private person)
  2. Naseer Ahmad wani S/o Abdul Rehman Wani R/o Chewa kallan, Pulwama (Private Person)
  3. Zahoor Ahmad Bhat S/o Abdul Salam Bhat R/o Chewa Kallan, Pulwama (Private Person)
  4. Zahoor Ahmad Itoo S/o Mohammad Akbar Itoo R/o Chewa Kallan, Pulwama (Private Person)
  5. Mohammad Hussain Bhat S/o Mohammad Akram Bhat R/o Gosh Pulwama (Private Person)
  6. Mohammad Maqbool Pandit S/o Abdul Rashid Pandit R/o Athoora Pulwama (Private Person)

The investigation thus conducted has established that the accused has accumulated disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 36,71,552/- . The Hon’ble Court after entertaining the challan has fixed the date of hearing on 04-05-2010

Dated:- 25.03.2010

Technician cum meter reader of Electric Deptt caught red handed while accepting bribe 

            State Vigilance Organisation caught red-handed Shri Mukhtar Ahmad Tanki, Technician III cum Meter Reader, Electric Division – IInd Rajbagh, Srinagar   while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.300/- from the complainant Shri Mohammad Shafi Wagay S/o Gh Hassan Wagay R/o Marwah, Kishtwar presently an employee of Rajbagh Cable Network for providing of electric connection to Rajbagh Cable Network. To this effect case FIR No. 08/2010 u/s 5 (2) P.C.act svt 2006 r/w Section 161 RPC stands registered against the accused in P/S Vigilance Organsiation Kashmir.

Dated 20.03.2010 

Junior Engineer, Zone Assar, Doda caught red handed while accepting bribe 

Case FIR No. 07/2010  u/s 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 and Section 161 RPC has been registered in P/S Vigilance Organisation Jammu against Shri Narinder Singh at present Junior Engineer, SSA, Zone Assar, District Doda for demanding and accepting Rs. 10,000 as illegal gratification from the complainant Shri Omkar Singh S/o Shri Amar Chand R/o Village Nagvas, Panchayat Charota, Tehsil and District Doda for preparation of final bill of construction work of school building of Government Primary School Karandi.

Dated:- 19.03.2010

Patwari halqa Ajjar, Bandipora caught red handed while accepting bribe. 

            State Vigilance Organisation caught red-handed Shri Mohammad Yousuf, Patwari Halqa Ajjar, Bandipora  while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.5000/- from the complainant Shri Ghilam Mohammad Sheikh S/o Karim Sheikh R/o Ajjar Bandipora for mutating the land and providing fard of the land extracts.

            A case FIR No. 7/2010 u/s 5(2)  P.C Act svt 2006  r/w section 161 RPC  was registered in P/S Vigilance Organisation Kashmir and investigation taken up.

Dated 13.03.2010

SVO produced challan against Accounts Assistant, Addl. Treasury, Jammu. 

State Vigilance Organisation produced challan in case FIR No. 09/2009-VOJ in the Court of Special Judge Anti-corruption against Subash Chnader raina S/o Moti ram R?o H.No. 103, Panjtirthi, Jammu, then Accountants Assistant, Addl. Treasury New Plot, Jammu.

The Hon’ble Court has fixed the next date of hearing on 20.04.2010.

Dated:- 12.03.2010 

Vigilance produced challan against the officers of PWD (R&B) 

State Vigilance Organisation produced challan in case FIR No. 25/2006 P/S VOJ in the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu against (i) Sh. Krishan Kumar Arora S/o Sh. Atma Ram R/o C-3 Extn. Gandhi Nagar, jammu then Superintendent Engineer PWD (R&B) Jammu – Kathua Circle (now retired) (ii) Sh Parshotam Kumar Samnotra S/o Lekh Raj R/o HNO-3, Vikas Lane Talab Tillo Jammu, then Executive Engineer PWD (R&B) Tawi Bridge cum Medical College Jammu presently Executive Engineer mansard Development Authority (iii) Sh Satpal Pandoh S/o Tara Mani R/o C-3 Trikuta Nagar Jammu then Executive Engineer PWD (R&B) Construction Division IInd Jammu (now retired) and (iv) Sh Rajinder Mahajan S/o Khem Parkash R/o 738 Sec 8 Panchkula Chandigarh , Haryana, proprietor M/S R.Deen Trading Corp. India Chandigarh. The Hon’ble Court has fixed the next date of hearing on 08.05.2010.

Dated: March 10,  2010

Patwari halqa Zorhama, Kupwara caught red handed while accepting bribe.

State Vigilance Organisation caught red handed Sh Mohammad Ashraf Parray S/o Bashir Ahmad Parray R/o Khurhama Lolab Kupwara presently Patwari Halqa Zorhama while demanding and accepting Rs 3000/- as illegal gratification from one Sajad Ahmad Khan S/o Gh. Nabi Khan R/o Zorhama for issuance of revenue extracts in favour of mother of the complainant namely Mst. Saja D/o Gh. Qadir Khaja R/o Ladderwan Kupwara. Case FIR No. 6/2010 U/S 5(2) P.C. Act 2006 r/w 161 RPC P/S VOK stands registered and investigation taken up.

Dated  Mar 10, 2010 

Headmaster Govt High School Khah Budhal caught red handed while accepting bribe.

A case u/s 5(2) J&K P.C.Act Svt. 2006 read with 161 RPC has been registered in P/S Vigilance Organisation, Jammu under FIR No. 6/2010 against Shri Satish Chander presently posted as Headmaster Govt. High School, Khah No. 1 Tehsil Budhal and District Rajouri for demanding and accepting Rs. 20,000/- from the complainant Sh. Nissar Hussain S/o Sh. Wali Mohammad R/o Khah Tehsil Budhal and District Rajouri to hush-up an enquiry initiated against the complainant. The investigation of the case has been taken up.

Dated :- March 10, 2010 

Vigilance produced Challan against the officials of Revenue Department. 

Vigilance produced challan in case FIR No. 12/2009 P/S VOJ in the Court of Special. Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu against Sh Balak Ram S/o Sh Buti Ram R/o Tootray, Tehsil R.S.Pura, Jammu, then Patwari Halqa Korotana Kalan, R.S.Pura and Sh Jangi Ram S/o Sh Sant Ram R/o Village Chakroi Tehsil R.S.Pura (retired Patwari) . The Hon’ble Court has fixed the next date of hearing on 19.04.2010.

Dated:- 04-03-2010

Vigilance produced challan against the officials of District Treasury, Budgam.

 State Vigilance organisation produced challan in case FIR NO. 23/2008 u/s 5 (1) (d) r/w Section 5 (2) P. C. act Svt 2006 Section 161, 120-B RPC before the Hon`ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir, Srinagar against the accused Surjit Singh, Accounts Assistant and Gulzar Ahmad SOfi, Orderly of District Treasury, Budgam. They were caught red handed on June 20, 2008 while demanding and accepting an illegal gratification of Rs. 5000/- from the complainant Shri Abdul Rashid Shergujri S/o Mohammad Ismail R/o Kenhama, Budgam for issuance of cheque for an amount of Rs. 5,83,000/- in lieu of acquisition of land measuring 19 ˝ marlas by the Tourism Department. The Hon’ble Court has fixed April 07, 2010 as next date of hearing in the case

 

February 18, 2010 

Revenue officer  caught red handed while accepting bribe            

          State Vigilance Organisation caught red-handed Shri Ghulam Nabi Shah, Naib Tehsildar, Pattan while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.1000/- from the complainant.

           A case FIR No. 4/2010 was registered in P/S Vok on the written complaint lodged by Shri Ghulam Hassan  S/o Shri Mohammad Ismail R/o Hanjiweera Pattan  alleging therein that  agricultural land had to be devolved in the name of the complainant and his co-sharers but the accused Naib Tehsildar demanded and accepted an amount of Rs 18,000/- as illegal gratification from the complainant and was persisting  for more.

However on further demand and acceptance of  Rs 1000/- as illegal gratification the Naib Tehsildar fell into the dragnet of the vigilance organization who was caught red handed on spot.

The tainted money was recovered from his possession in the presence of independent witnesses and was taken in custody for further investigation.  

February 16, 2010 

Revenue official caught red handed while accepting bribe 

          State Vigilance Organisation today arrested  Sh. Mohammad Sohail, Patwari, Halqa Seoura, Jammu while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.13, 000/- from       Sh. Deepak Choudhary S/o Sh. Ramesh Choudhary R/o Sanjay Nagar Jammu

           On a written complaint that the accused was demanding  a bribe of Rs 13000/-, for attestation of mutation a Case FIR No 4/2010 was registered in P/S VOJ and investigation taken up. 

A trap was laid and the Patwari Sh Mohammad Sohail was caught red handed while demanding and accepting  a bribe money of Rs 13,000/- from the complainant for attestation of the mutation. The further investigation is in progress

 

February 16, 2010

Challan produced against Jr. Assistant Revenue Department

                  Today on 16.02.2010, State Vigilance Organisation presented challan against accused Bishan Dass, Jr. Assistant in the office of Tehsildar (Settlement) Kathua before Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu who was caught red handed by a team of Vigilance Organisation, Jammu on 09.09.2009 while demanding and accepting bribe money amounting to Rs.5000/-from the complainant namely one Sh. Sohan Singh S/o Late Sh. Inder Singh R/o Mirpur Nagri Parole, Kathua. According to the facts the case FIR No.18/2009 under section 5(1) (d) r/w section 5(2) J&K P.C Act and section 161 RPC was registered in P/S VOJ. On a written complaint filed in SVO by the complainant alleging therein that two files were pending with the accused person for demarcation of his land falling under khasra No.420, 421 situated at Mirpur Ram, Kathua for irrigation purpose.

            The Vigilance team had laid a trap and caught the said Jr. Assistant red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe and recovered the tainted money from his possession.

 

February 15, 2010 

            Challan produced against Sr. Assistant Education Department

            On 13.02.2010 State Vigilance Organisation produced challan in Case FIR No.22/2009 U/S 5(1)(d) r/w section 5(2) P.C Act 2006 and section 161-RPC before Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir Srinagar against the accused Mohd. Sadiq Raina, Senior Assistant of Zonal Education Office, Kangan.  

The said Sr. Assistant was caught red-handed on 08.07.2009 while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.1000/- from the complainant Shri Mohd. Shafi Rather, Teacher for preparation of his service book.

February 09, 2010

            Challan produced against Junior Inspector SRTC       

            On 09.02.2010 State Vigilance Organisation produced challan in Case FIR No.7/2007 U/S 5(1)(d) r/w section 5(2) P.C Act 2006 and section 161-RPC before Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir Srinagar against the accused Abdul Majid Shah, Junior Inspector then posted in Mechanical Inspection Cell of State Road Transport Corporation Srinagar.

The said Junior Inspector was caught red-handed on 08.02.2007 while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.600/- from the complainant Shri Shafat Ahmed Dar of Rawalpora Srinagar for conducting mechanical inspection of his vehicle that had met an accident bearing registration No.DL2CS-2446 (Maruti Car) seized by Police Station Saddar, Srinagar..

           The Hon’ble Court has fixed 26.02.2010 as next date of hearing.

February 03, 2010 

            Patwari caught red handed while accepting bribe

                        Today on 03.02.2010 State Vigilance Organisation caught red-handed Shri Jagdish Singh, Patwari Halqa Kot Bhalwal while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.10000/- from the complainant.

           A Case FIR No.3/2010 was registered  in P/S VOJ after a written complaint was lodged by Shri Mohinder Singh S/o Shri Jaswant Singh R/o Shama Chak, Akhnoor on 03.02.2010 alleging therein that the said Patwari is demanding Rs.10000/- as illegal gratification for issuance of fard of his land measuring 2 kanals 3 marlas situated at Burn falling in the Niabat of Kot Bhalwal.

           The investigation was set into motion and the accused Patwari was caught red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs.10000/- from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses.

01-Feb-2010 

            District Officer caught red handed while accepting bribe 

                        Today on 01.02.2010 State Vigilance Organisation caught red-handed Shri Mohd. Zaman, District Officer. Khadi Village Industry Board, Rajouri while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.5000/- from the complainant. 

            Shri Mohd. Farooq S/o Aziz Din R/o Kewal Tehsil Budhal District Rajouri lodged a written complaint in P/S VOJ on 01.02.2010 alleging therein that the said officer is demanding Rs.5000/- as illegal gratification for sanction of loan amounting to Rs.1.00 lac in favour of his brother Shri Manzoor Ahmed for the establishment of barber shop. 

            A Case FIR No.2/2010 P/S VOJ was registered and a team of SVO officials were deputed to Rajouri. The accused District Officer was caught red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs.5000/- from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses. The accused was arrested for further investigation.

  Dated 29-01-2010

Jr. Assistant of Tehsil Office Srinagar in Vigilance Net

             The State Vigilance Organization today caught red handed Shri Lateef Ahmad S/o Sh Gh Hassan R/o  Khawaja Sahib, Baramulla, Jr. Asstt/ Judical Clerk Tehsil Office Srinagar while accepting a bribe of Rs 1000/- from the complainant. The complainant Shri Abdul Aziz Wani, S/o Abdul Sattar Wani R/o Hanjik, Sharifabad, Budgam lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir, stating therein that a case under Section 107/151 Cr.P.C. was under trial against him before the court of Executive Magistrate Ist. Class, Srinagar. On 15.01.2010, the Hon’ble Court acquitted the complainant and others. The complainant further submitted that he applied for a copy of the acquittal order which was marked by the concerned Tehsildar to accused for necessary action. However, the judicial Clerk Abdul Lateef demanded Rs. 1,000/- for the issuance of the copy of said order. On receipt of the complaint, Case FIR No. 02/2010 P/S VOK was registered and investigation taken up. The trap team constituted for the purpose laid a successful trap in which the accused Jr. Assistant/Judicial Clerk was caught red handed while accepting Rs. 1,000/- as bribe from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from the possession of the accused clerk whose hand/pocket wash turned positive. The accused was arrested on spot. The entire proceedings were conduced in presence of an independent witness.

January 25, 2010            

Challan produced against Assistant Sub Inspector J&K Police 

            State Vigilance Organisation produced challan in Case FIR No.7/2009 U/S 5(1)(d) r/w section 5(2) P.C Act 2006 and section 161-RPC before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir against ASI Mohammad Sultan Bhat then posted to P/S Zakoora Srinagar on January 25, 2010. He was arrested on March 3, 2009 while accepting an illegal gratification of Rs.1500/- from the complainant Ali Mohammad Khan of Inderhama Hazratbal, Srinagar who was apprehended by Police Station Zakoora and subsequently released on bail. The Hon’ble Court has fixed March 22, 2010 as next date of hearing in the case.

January 12, 2010

            Patwari caught red handed while accepting bribe

           On 12.01.2010 State Vigilance Organisation caught red-handed Shri Ganesh Pal, Patwari Halqa Gokle Chack Ramgarh  and his tout namely Sh. Balwant Raj while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.3000/- from the complainant.

             Shri Simrat Singh S/o Capt. Gurmukh Singh R/o Village Gokle Chack, Ramgarh lodged a written complaint in P/S VOJ on 12.01.2010 alleging therein that the two files were pending with the accused Patwari, one for entry of Virasat Intaqal in the revenue records of land situated at Village Gokle Chack, Ramgarh and the issuance of income certificate. However, despite repeated requests concerned Patwari did not process the files and demanded Rs.3000/- as gratification from the complainant. 

            A Case FIR No.1/2010 P/S VOJ was registered and a team of SVO officials were deputed to Ramgarh. The accused Patwari alongwith his tout were caught red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs.3000/- from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from the possession of the accused persons in presence of independent witnesses. The accused were arrested for further investigation.

January 8, 2010 

            Patwari caught red handed while accepting bribe

            State Vigilance Organisation caught red-handed Shri Abdul Majeed Wani, Patwari Halqa Nunner Ganderbal while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.5000/- from the complainant for issuance of revenue extract. 

          Shri Gh. Hassan Wani S/o Shri Gh. Nabi Wani R/o Babusipora, Nunner lodged a written complaint in P/S VOK on 07.01.2010 alleging therein that the concerned Patwari is demanding Rs.5000/- gratification for issuance of a revenue extract (Intikhab). 

            A Case FIR No.01/2010 P/S VOK was registered and a team of SVO officials were deputed to Nunner Ganderbal. The accused Patwari was caught red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs.5000/- from the complainant. The tainted money was recovered from the possession of the accused Patwari in the presence of independent witnesses. The accused was arrested for further investigation.