Srinagar: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday filed charge-sheet against the then Executive Engineer (Ex Er) of Roads and Buildings (R&B) and five others for purchasing pipes on exorbitant rates.
A spokesman of the ACB said this evening that the ACB produced charge sheet before Anti Corruption Court Baramulla Mohammad Shafi Bhat (then Executive Engineer, Abdul Gani Bhat (then Head Draftsman, Ghulam Rasool Dar (then Storekeeper, Mohammad Shafi Qazi (then AAO) of R&B Division Kupwara besides Lateef Ahmad Ganie ( Proprietor Lateef & Co) and Sajad Ahmad Rather (Proprietor SI Traders).
He said investigation conducted by Vigilance Organisation (now Anti Corruption Bureau) in case FIR No.13/2011 has proved that accused Ex Er and his associate accused officials of R&B Division Kupwara have purchased Mild Steel Pipes and Galvanized Iron Pipes on highly exorbitant rates and thereby caused a loss of Rs 4,61,000 in the purchase of MS Pipes and Rs 69,630 in the purchase of GI Pipes to the State Exchequer.
The investigation has thus established the commission of offences u/s 5(2) J&K PC Act Svt 2006 r/w sections 467,468,471 RPC and 120-B RPC against accused public servants and private suppliers.
He said Government had accorded sanction for prosecution against the in-service public servants vide order No.43-GAD(Vig) of 2019 dated 26.07.2019. ACB filed the chargesheet in court. The Court fixed August 21,2021 as next date of hearing in the case.