Court accepts ACB closure report against then Director Horticulture

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 16: Special Judge Anticorruption Kashmir R N Wattal has accepted the closure report filed by Anti Corruption Bureau against G A Dar, the then Director Horticulture and Mufti Mohammad Muzaffar, the then Chief Canning Instructor Horticulture Kashmir.
The case was registered against these officers on the basis of a complaint purportedly lodged by some employees of Horticulture Department alleging therein purchase of sub-standard canning equipment by accused persons against illegal gratification to the tune of Rs 50 lakh.
“The final report supported by the statement of IO clearly indicates that the allegation of illegal gratification in the purchase of machinery in any way for prima facie establishment of guilt against accused, has not been proved during investigation conducted by ACB officials”, the court observed.
“The investigation in the case seems to have been conducted in right perspective. The court is of considered view that ACB officials have left no stone unturned to conclude the investigation in the case as per the standards and there is nothing on record which may lead to different view in the case”, Judge said”.
With these observations, the court accepted the closure report.


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