SRINAGAR, July 19: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has booked Superintending Engineer PW(R&B) Kargil and Executive Engineer (R&B) Kargil-Zanskar and others in corruption and embezzlement case.
Official sources said that on the outcome of preliminary enquiry conducted by this Bureau on the allegations that Bodh Raj Bhagat, Executive Engineer, PWD Kargil/ Zanskar in league with Des Raj Bhagat, Deputy Secretary, PWD (R&B), Department and others have siphoned out more than Rs 2 crores of Government money on account of construction of Pidmo Bridge, Chumogumpa Sani Road Phutktal Road and concrete abutments, it has surfaced that there were numerous procedural violations made in the allocation of works executed by the Executive Engineer and District Superintendent Engineer, PWD Kargil.
It was also established that they had also accorded illegal extensions by the said engineers on their own without sanction from the competent authority. The inquiry conducted has further revealed that a loss to the tune of Rs 15,97, 284 has been caused to the State exchequer on account of exorbitant rates for untendered work of construction of one number pier and strengthening of two numbers of abutments of 1 X 75 Mtrs span, steel Girder Bridge over river Zanskar at Pidmo.
Thus allegations which surfaced during preliminary prima facie disclose commission of offences u/s (1) (d), punishable under Section 5(2) of PC Act Svt 2006 on the part of SE PWD (R&B) Department Kargil, Executive Engineer and others. Consequently a case FIR No. 13 / 2019 has been registered in Police Station ACB Kashmir and investigation taken up. Interestingly, the ACB authorities avoided to disclose the name of SE, R&B Kargil due to the reason best known to them.