Anti-graft body charges ex-CMO Kulgam for causing loss to exchequer

Srinagar, Jan 31: Anti Corruption Bureau in south Kashmir filed a case under anti-graft law against the former Chief Medical Officer Kulgam and health department officials for insuring loss to state exchequer and misusing their position in giving undue benefits to a supplier.
According to an official handout, during investigations it was found that equipments for operation theaters/labour rooms and blood banks at district Hospital Kulgam and its other sub district hospitals were procured at exorbitant rates in violation of codal formalities by the then CMO Kulgam Ashiq Hussain Mir and others officers/officials in his office.
During a joint surprise check it surfaced that Mir and his subordinates posted in district Kulgam in “league with suppliers prominently ‘Sea Green Traders’ caused loss to the state exchequer and conferred undue pecuniary benefit upon themselves by misuse of their official positions. They have not only procured outdated items but also on highly exorbitant rates”.
Subsequently a case (FIR No. 01/2019) section 5(1),d) r/w 5(2) of J&K prevention of corruption Act was filed in police station Anti Corruption Bureau Anantnag against Mir, officers/officials and beneficiary supplier firm(s).