SIT files status report in Doda MC scam

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 14: In a petition filed by Dr Rehmatullah, vice president of National Conference seeking investigation by Vigilance Organization or Crime Branch into the alleged misappropriation of Rs 94,56,493 in Doda Municipality, SIT constituted on the directions of the High Court today filed a fresh status report.
In the status report filed by the Incharge SIT, Ajaz Ahmed Zargar (DySP Headquarters Doda), it has been submitted that  the officers of MC Doda engaged 26 non-existing persons as need base labourers from time to time and drawn an amount of Rs 1,30,790 as their wages in addition to 240 liters of diesel amounting to the Rs 9309 without issuing the same to the vehicles engaged by MC Doda.
The status report further submitted during the investigation seven accused were identified namely Sheikh Abdul Hafiz (Ex-Executive Officer MC Doda), Mohd Ashraf Zargar, the then Food Inspector and presently Executive Officer MC Doda, Abdul Rashid Dar, the then Sanitary Supervisor (now retired), Showkat Ali, the then Accountant, Abdul Latief, the then Accountant Zakir Ali Nigran and Sukesh Kumar Sanitary Inspector.
The report said that these accused caused loss of Rs 1,40,099 to the State exchequer by resorting to cheating/ criminal breach of trust/misappropriation of Govt property through corrupt and illegal practices by using their official position.
With regard to Executive Officer Mohd Ashraf Zargar, the status report stated that he was evading the arrest and has proceeded on leave till joining without sanction by any competent authority and court of Additional Sessions Judge Doda has issued non-bailable arrest warrants against him twice.

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