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ACB registers FIR against former PHE Executive Engineer, others


 Srinagar, Feb 17 (KNS): Anti Corruption Bureau today filed an FIR against a former Executive Engineer of Public Health Engineer Department. Regarding misappropriation of funds during his tenure in PHE division Bjebhehra Anantnag. 

An ACB spokesperson said that a case under Prevention of Corruption Act on outcome of a Verification regarding allegations related to misappropriation was registered against Bashir Ahmad Shah, the then Executive Engineer  PHE Division BijebeharaAnantnag and others.
 “During Verification conducted by Anti corruption Bureau, into the allegations that the Executive Engineer PHE Division Bejibihara, Anantnag, by corrupt practices awarded different works to blue eyed contractors which included in Kishtwar-Simthan Anantnag Road project the allotments of which were cancelled and then converted into authorities with four times above the allotted cost,” statement mailed to KNS said.
Similarly, in Water supply scheme Rambirpora-Kheribal project and GuridramanKokernag project, laying and fitting works were allotted  to blue eyed contractors on approval and commission basis.
“ In water supply scheme Hassan Pora-Taweela project, fencing of pump operator quarters as Hassan Pora stands was issued two years back by showing it as an emergent work but still the work is unexecuted and has not been started yet. The physical status of the permanent flood restoration works were checked and most of the works do not exist anywhere etc,” statement reads.
“The physical status of the permanent flood restoration works was checked and most of the works did not exist on ground. During verification it also came to fore that an amount of Rs. 479.589 lacs has been shown drawn on execution of different work components executed by the Division in flood restoration programme without following codal formalities and some permanent works were shown executed under the head of flood restoration works. Besides diversion of funds from flood restoration component to normal works programme was also detected which was done  without mandatory approval,” statement by ACB added.
 The statement also reads that accordingly FIR No. 01/2020 P/S ACB, South Kashmir, under section 5(1)(d), r/w 5(2) of J&K P.C. Act Svt. 2006 and 120-B RPC, (c) punishable under section 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt 2006,  and investigation of the case taken up.
  “Subsequent to registration of case, search was conducted at residence of Bashir Ahmad Shah. Investigation of case is going on,” statement said.(KNS)