Dated :-01-06-2015-II

 

Vigilance Organisation produced Challan against Forest officers Verinag & ors.

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

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

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

 

Dated :-01-06-2015

 

Accounts officer convicted for corruption.

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

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

Dated  19-05-2015

 

Clerk of Sub treasury Dharmari  Reasi Caught red handed

 

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

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

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

Dated 12-05-2015.

 

“Vigilance Organisation produced Challan against Patwari Halqa Pallar Budgam"

 

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

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

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

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

 

                                 

Dated: 11.05.2015

 

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

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

S.No

Name of the candidate

Anti Corruption Court (designate) for which engagement recommended.

01

Mushtaq Ahmad Shah

Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge Baramulla.

02

Munshi Zulfkar

Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge Anantnag.

03

Zulfkar Ali Mirza

Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge Kathua.

04

Nisar Ahmad Allaqband

Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge Pulwama.

05

Mohammad Asgar Beigh

Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge Doda.

06

Ab Khaliq Mirza

Court of Additional District & Sessions Judge Rajouri.

 

Dated: 24th      of   April – 2015.

 

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

 

 

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

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

Dated 23.04.2015-11

Police Official caught red handed

 

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

Dated:23.4.2015

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

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

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

22-04-2015 

Two Ex. Divisional Commissioners Kashmir & others in Vigilance net 

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

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

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

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

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

Dated: 17.04.2015-II

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

 

Dated: 17.04.2015.

The then DDC Kupwara and others booked by Vigilance Organisation.

 

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

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

 

Dated: 16th April, 2015.

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

 

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

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

Dated:   15-04-2015

 

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

 

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

 

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

Dated:-13-4-2015

 

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

 

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

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

 Dated:- 09-04-2015

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

 

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

Dated:   08-04-2015

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

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

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

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

 

Dated:- 01-04-2015 

 

Review meeting held to discuss Roshni cases 

 

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

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

Dated:-   26 March, 2015

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

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

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

Dated:   25-03-2015 

   Asstt. Engineer TLMD IV Pampore falls in Vigilance Net.

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

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

Dated:- 23.03.2015

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

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

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

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

Dated:-20-03-2015

Vigilance Organisation registered cases against the officers of Health Department

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

Dated:- 20-03-2015-I

Vigilance Organisation raided  offices of different departments in Kashmir.

 

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

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

 

Dated:- 16-03-2015

VO registers case against revenue officials 

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

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

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

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

 

Dated:- 03.03.2015 

   Police Cops in Vigilance net

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

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

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

Officers/officials of LAWDA in Vigilance Net

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

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

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

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

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

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

                              Dated:-24-2-2015

Chief Medical Officer  Budgam and others in Vigilance net.

 

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

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

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

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

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

The investigation of the case is taken up. 

 

Dated: 23.02. 2015-1

POLICE OFFICIAL CAUGHT RED HANDED WHILE Accepting bribe(23.2.15)
 

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

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

Dated: 23.02. 2015-2

 

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

 

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

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

 

Dated: 23.02. 2015-3

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

                            

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

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

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

 

Dated: 23.02. 2015-4

 

Commissioner SMC, BOCA officials and others falls in Vigilance Net

 

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

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

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

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Dated: - 20-02-2015

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

Dated:- 13-02-2015

 

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

 

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

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

Dated:- 13-02-2015

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

                     DATED: 12.02.2015

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

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

 

          

Dated: 09-02-2015

Officials of revenue department Pattan in Vigilance net. 

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

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

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

 

Dated. 03.02.2015

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

Further investigation into the cases are taken up.

 

Dated:- 28-01-2015 

Vigilance Organisation registers another case against Revenue officials of Samba district


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

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

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

Dated:- 23-01-2015 

Vigilance Organisation registers another case against Revenue officers /officials.
 

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

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

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

 

Dated:- 22-01-2015

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

 

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

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

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

 

Dtd:-21.1.2015

Two successful traps laid by Vigilance Organization Kashmir Srinagar.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dated:- 19-01-2015

 Revenue official caught red handed while accepting bribe. 

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

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

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

 

 

Dated:- 15-01-2015 

Officers / officials of Education Zone Kunzar in Vigilance net.

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

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

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

 

 

Dated:- 08-01-2015

PATWARI HALQA TIKRI IN VIGILANCE NET
 

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

 

 

 

 

Dated:- 02-01-2015

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

                     DATED: 31.12.2014

OFFICIAL OF CA&PD DEPARTMENT IN VIGILANCE NET

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

 

Dated 30th December 2014

 

Vigilance produced challan against revenue official caught red handed.

 

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

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

 

Dated:- 24-12-2014

 

Medical Supdt. District Hospital Kathua caught red handed.

 

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

         Dated: 16.12.2014.

Patwari Halqa Dangam, Shopian in Vigilance Net.

 

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

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

 

Dated: 15.12.2014

 

VO Concludes 05 cases in Roshini Scam.

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

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

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

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

 

Dated:-25-10-2014.

District Social Welfare Officer Kupwara in Vigilance Net.

 

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

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

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

 

Dated:- 20-10-2014

 

Supervisor CA&PD Department convicted for corruption.

 

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

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

 

 Dated:- 20-10-2014(i)

 

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

               

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

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

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

 

Dated:- 16-10-2014

Employee  of  Fire & Emergency Services Jammu  in Vigilance net

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

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

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

Dated:- 29-08-2014

Revenue official convicted for Corruption.

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

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

 

Dated:- 06-08-2014

 Patwari Halqa Lethpora Pampore caught red handed.

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

Dated:- 17-07-2014

 

Officers/Officials of Municipal Committee Mattan in vigilance net.

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

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

  Dated:- 15-07-2014

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

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

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

Dated:- 14-07-2014

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

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

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

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

Dated:- 09-07-2014

Vigilance caught red handed official of BDO office Khansahib 

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

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

 

Dated:- 08-07-2014 

ZEO Boniyar and others booked by Vigilance Organization

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

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

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

Dated:- 2-7-2014

Executive Officer Municipal Committee Achabal and others  booked by Vigilance

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dated:- 30-06-2014

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

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

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

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

 

Dated: - 27-06-2014

 

Adjustments of SsP in Vigilance Organisation J & K

 

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

 

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

 

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

Dated:- 25-06-2014

Officers/ officials of Revenue Deptt Ganderbal booked by Vigilance. 

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

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

 

Dated:- 24-06-2014

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

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

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

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

 

 Dated:- 23-06-2014        

BMO Beerwah and others in Vigilance net

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

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

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

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

Dated:- 20-06-2014  

Misappropriation of Govt money by officials of Social Conservation Department Kupwara

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

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

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

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

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

Dated:- 17-06-2014 

Govt officials booked in fake PRC case 

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

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

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

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

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

Dated:- 17-06-2014-1

Vigilance detects misappropriation of flour in CA&PD Department

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

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

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

Dated:- 16.06.2014

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dated:- 11-06-2014

 

Teacher Govt Middle School Chakli, Koteranka Rajouri caught red handed

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

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

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

Dated:- 05-06-2014

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

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

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

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

Dated:- 04-06-2014

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

            

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

Dated:- 23-05-2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Dated:- 21-05-2014

Revenue official of Tehsil Bishnah in Vigilance net.

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

 

Dated:-16-05-2014

Incharge Police Post Khellani trapped by Vigilance Organisation Jammu.

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

Dated:- 22-04-2014

Assistant Sub Inspector of Police Caught red handed

 

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

 

Dated:- 18-04-2014. 

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

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

Dated:- 23.03.2014

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

 

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

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

            The investigation of the case is in progress.

Dated:-10.03.2014

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

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

Dated:-06.03.2014

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

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

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

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

 

Dated:-26-02-2014.

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

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

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

 

Dated:-28-01-2014

Computer operator of Electric Divn Tulmulla Ganderbal Caught red handed

 

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

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

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

Dated:- 10-01-2014 

PROJECT MANAGER DIC JAMMU CONVICTED

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

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

 

Dated:- 09-01-2014-III

CASE REGISTERED AGAINST THE REVENUE OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN KISHTWAR LAND SCAM

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

 

Dated:- 09-01-2014-II

OFFICERS / OFFICIALS OF JAMMU MUNICIPALITY IN VIGILANCE NET

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

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

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

 

Dated:- 09-01-2014

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

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

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