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Jagti township scam

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 23: Anti-corruption Court today accepted the closure report filed by Vigilance Organization Jammu into Jagti township scam, which was unearthed in 2012.
It was alleged that the then Relief Commissioner Vinod Koul had entered into a criminal conspiracy with M/s Maytas Rithwik and in pursuance of same payment in respect of Service Tax to the tune of Rs 2,03,18,155 out of Government exchequer was made.
During the course of investigation number of documents relevant for the purpose were seized and statements of witnesses conversant with the facts of the case were recorded. The investigation so done in the case culminated in filing final report under Section 173 Cr.PC on the ground that no criminality was made out.
After going through the final report, the Special Judge Anticorruption Sanjeev Gupta observed, “from the facts and circumstances I am of the opinion that no criminality can be attributed to Vinod Koul, the then Relief Commissioner (M) with regard to the allegation of causing loss to the Government exchequer by entering into a criminal conspiracy with Matyas Rithwik, which was allotted the work for construction of Jagti township in the year 2007 by the Jammu & Kashmir Gover-nment”.
“So, there is no scope for taking any other view other than that taken by the investigating officer of the case in the closure report which is subject matter of FIR in question. Accordingly, this final closure report is accepted”, the court said.

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