Corruption genius in ‘Jannat’: Dismissal of eight tainted employees, these officers also involved in the game of extortion

News Desk, Amar Ujala, Jammu

Published by: Prashant Kumar
Updated to 29 October 2021 12:01 PM IS

Summary

Action has been taken against all employees under Article 226 (2) of the J&K Service Rule. Under this rule, an employee can retire after completing 22 years of service by the government or at the age of 48 years.

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The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday sacked another eight tainted employees. All these employees are facing charges of corruption and indiscipline. According to sources, RUSA’s mission director Ravindra Kumar Bhat was among those sacked for corruption during postings in various branches. In 2015, the then Vigilance Division (now ACB) registered a case against him.

During his tenure as Assistant Commissioner of Revenue in Budgam, government land was randomly transferred under the Roshni scheme. The price of land fraudulently set was much lower than the market price. Unofficially changed the classification from residential land to agricultural land.

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This caused a huge loss of revenue to the government. Recommended for prosecution action against the officer in October 2019. Even when he was posting as a director in the rural development department, he was corrupt without a tender process and bought huge sums. The ACB Joint‌ Team caught this irregularity during a surprise investigation. There were also allegations of financial misconduct against the officer.

Srinagar Survey and Land Records Regional Director, JKS Officer Mohammad Qasim Wani was also sacked. While posting as ICDS District Program Officer in Kupwara, he bought perishable goods at high prices. An FIR has also been registered against him in this case. In 2020, the government recommended prosecution, and the ACB filed a chargesheet against him. Vani bought a lot of assets in his wife’s name.

ARI and Training Department Deputy Secretary Noor Alam took action after investigating the corruption case. He created wealth by abusing government office. In 2019 the ACB registered a case against him and attached four assets. It also attached a house in Jammu, 10 acres of land in various places, three canal lands and 10 acres of land. Apart from these assets, he created several assets in the name of his wife and other family members. In addition to commercial vehicles, several vehicles were also purchased.

KAS officer Mohammad Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Ghazi was sacked for giving a loan of Rs 223 crore to a non-existent co-operative society at the time of posting in the co-operative branch. He is currently on suspension. Credible sources informed that they have identified those caught in corruption allegations and expedited action against the employees.

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The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday sacked another eight tainted employees. All these employees are facing charges of corruption and indiscipline. According to sources, RUSA’s mission director Ravindra Kumar Bhat was also among those sacked for corruption during postings in various branches. In 2015, the then Vigilance Division (now ACB) registered a case against him.

During his tenure as Assistant Commissioner of Revenue in Budgam, Roshni illegally transferred government land under the scheme. The price of land fraudulently set was much lower than the market price. Unofficially changed the classification from residential land to agricultural land.

Also read- J&K trembles: Bloody game shakes Doda road, 12 killed, 14 injured

This caused a huge loss of revenue to the government. Recommended for prosecution action against the officer in October 2019. Even while posting as a director in the Rural Development Department, he was found guilty of corruption without a tender process and bought in huge quantities. The ACB Joint‌ Team caught this irregularity during a surprise inspection. There were also allegations of financial misconduct against the officer.

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