SRINAGAR, Feb 20: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today produced charge sheet in Anti-Corruption Court Baramulla against officials of Irrigation and Flood Control Division for embezzlement of funds worth lakhs of rupees.
The charge sheet has been produced against Mohammad Sarwar Dar, the then Executive Engineer, Khazir Khanday, the then AEE, Irrigation and Flood Control and others in Court of Anti Corruption Judge Baramulla.
The case (FIR No. 20/2014 of P/S VOK (now ACB) under Section 5(1) (c)(d) r/w 5(2) P.C Act 2006, Section 120-B, RPC was registered against Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Peer the then JE, Irrigation and Flood Control Division Handwara, Abdul Aziz Kumar, the then Head Draftsman, Akhtar Mohi-ud-Din Baba, the then Draftsman, Irfan Ahmad Bhat, the then Draftsman and Nazir Ahmad Mir, who was the contractor of the project.
The case was registered after preliminary verification conducted into the allegations that the officers/officials of Irrigation and Flood Control Division Kupwara Headquarter Handwara in connivance with contractors have embezzled/misappropriated huge amount of Government money in the year 2008-09 and 2009-10 during execution of various works.
The work “increasing capacity by way of deepening and widening of Dharamwari Storage tank” was allotted to one Nazir Ahmad Mir for an allotted cost of Rs. 18.265 lacs. The work was extended which inflated the allotted cost to Rs.19.949 lacs. During inspection, measurements were found lesser to the recorded and paid ones. The overall measurement of shortage was found 55 meters.
Moreover, the quantity of earth work charged by the department was found contrary to the actual quantity. The actual quantity of earth work was found executed only 5,926 cubic meters instead of 14,091 cubic meters, thereby causing a loss of an amount of Rs.11,55,906 to the Government exchequer by way of misappropriation.