R&B Enggs among 8 charge sheeted

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Dec 10: The Anti-Corruption Bureau today filed a charge sheet against eight people, including five Government officials of Roads and Building Department, in a seven-year-old case of misappropriation of Government funds in Baramulla district.
The charge sheet was filed against the then Executive Engineer, Roads and Building Department, Baramulla, Ishfaq Ahmad Zargar, Assistant Executive Engineer Ahmad Sherwani, two JEs — Khursheed Ahmad Hakeem and Mohammad Ashraf Dar — Clerk Zahoor Hussain Bukhari and three contractors — Farooq Ahmad Bhat,  Reyaz Ashraf Banday and Javid Abdullah Bhat in the court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption, Baramulla.
The case against these eight people was registered in 2012 under various Sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Ranbir Penal Code for the alleged misappropriation of funds during construction of Vizer-Thindum-Kreeri-Tilgam road and Saloosa-Shrakwara road.
The investigation revealed that the stipulated rules were not followed in allotment of tenders and substandard roads were built despite huge expenditure on the project.