VOK raids then CE PHE Kashmir & EE PHE Division Kupwara for extending works wrongly

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[ June 20, 2017 ] Jammu: After registration of a Case FIR No. 14/2017 under section 5(2) J&K P.C. Act Svt. 2006, The teams of Vigilance Organization Kashmir today on 19.06.2017 has conducted residential searches against the accused public Servants namely Gh. Rasool Zargar the then Chief Engineer PHE Kashmir and Reyaz Ahmad Wani the then Executive Engineer PHE Division Kupwara (now retired) after obtaining the search warrant from the Hon’ble Special Judge Anti-corruption Court Baramulla Kashmir. The case has been registered on the outcome of a verification conducted in to the allegations that the then Executive Engineer PHE division Kupwara namely Reyaz Ahmad Wani, during the execution of various approved works had extended various works to the tune of Rs. 7.6 lacs in violation of codal procedure in favour of contractors. These works have been shown executed without tendering process through casual labour roll and without maintaining Muster roll, vouchers of material etc.Similarly an extension of Rs. 35.00 lacs has been accorded by the then Chief Engineer PHE Kashmir Namely Gh. Rasool Zargar on the approved basic work of water Supply Scheme under source sustainability Programme advertised at the cost of Rs. 1.27 crores in favour of contractor namely Showkat Ahmad Panjara, without complying the requisite codal formalities in conspiracy with other officers/officials of the said Division.