Vigilance books R&B officials

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Mar 16: The Vigilance Organization Kashmir has booked officials of R&B division Kupwara for causing huge loss to the State exchequer by abusing their official position.
A case FIR No. 06/2018 under Section  5(1)(c), 5(1)d r/w 5(2) J&K PC Act Svt. 2006 and Section 406,468, 471,120-B, RPC, has been registered  after the outcome of a verification conducted into the allegations of huge loss to the State exchequer by contractor  Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Lone in connivance with the R&B division Kupwara  by way of preparing fraud bills and misappropriating the store material issued for construction of new bridge located at lastiyal Kalaroos.
The contractor had left the  construction work of said bridge allotted to him half way and did not return the unconsumed store material amounting to the tune of Rs  5,63,150/- to the concerned department.
The verification further revealed that the then Cashier of R&B division Kupwara, namely, Ghulam Rasool Lone, the then Cashier, Farooq Ahmad Malik and Tanveer Ahmad Bhat, the then dealing Assistants posted in cashier section R&B division Kupwara, by abusing their official position in league with said contractor, fraudulently released the CDR amounting to Rs 73,000/- in favour of said contractor, thereby causing loss to the State exchequer.