BMO, Asstt booked for demanding, accepting bribe

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Nov 30: State Vigilance Commission (SVC) booked Block Medical Officer (BMO) Uri and his Assistant for allegedly demanding and accepting gratification for releasing salaries of contractual employees in Baramulla district.
As per official spokesperson, SVC exposed fraud and conspiracy committed by the BMO Uri in connivance with his subordinate staff which caused a huge loss to the State exchequer.
Dr Azad Ahmad complained to the SVC that the BMO and his assistant demanded and accepted gratification to release pending salaries and arrears of contractual doctors and paramedics, including his wife Dr Sameena Qayoom, he added.
SVC directed the Vigilance Organization to initiate preliminary enquiry in order to surface the nexus, he said, adding that after thorough enquiry prima-facie established that the arrears in respect of 13 contractual employees have been drawn in sheer violation of the rules resulting in loss to the Government exchequer running into lakhs of rupees.
Accordingly, the SVO registered an FIR Number 47/15 under Section 5(1) (c) (d) r/w 5/2 J&K PC Act-2006, Section 120-B, 467, 468 and 471 RPC against the BMO and his assistant at police station VOK and investigation is underway against the accused public servants, he stated.


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