SVC asks officers to ensure early conclusion of cases

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 16: Calling for expeditious conclusion of  under investigation cases, the Chief Vigilance Commiss-ioner Kuldeep Khoda has asked the officers of Vigilance Organization to speed up the investigation process and ensure that corruption related cases are disposed off  in a time bound manner.
He asked them to make better use of latest gadgets and technologies in collecting evidence while dealing with such cases. He said inordinate delay in investigation can some time change the game and favour the public servant indicted in criminal conspiracy.
While chairing a meeting of the Commission at Srinagar, convened to review the status of  under investigation corruption related cases of Kashmir Division, the CVC asked the officers to expedite the disposal of cases.
Vigilance Commissioner, Dr RK Jearath, Addl Secretary, SVC, Dr Firdous Ahmad Giri, SSP Vigilance, Mohammad Majid Malik, SSP Vigilance, Abdul Qayoum and Deputy Director Prosecution, Mahesh Sharma were also present in the meeting.
Highlighting the importance of time management in dealing with corruption related cases, the CVC asked concerned SSPs to issue appropriate instruction to the investigating officers of the  organization for making best use of legal powers as laid down in Cr.PC  so that investigation and verification of cases is completed in minimum time frame.
Stressing for early completion of under investigation cases, the CVC  asked the officers of Vigilance Organization to take every precaution while dealing with corruption related cases, so that the officials involved in corruption do not go scot free despite involvement in corruption cases.  Pointing towards their responsibilities, he said that every move of the Organization should be to go deep into the investigation, leaving no chance of ambiguity, thereby making case strong for prosecution.
The Commission was informed that over 200 cases have been received by the Organization during 2016, of them, 55 stand disposed off, apart from completing verifications in 36 cases,  besides conducting joint inspections and secret checks in 12 cases and preliminary enquiry in 5 cases.