J&K ACB registers corruption case against I&FC employees

Jammu: The sleuths of Jammu and Kashmir Anti-Corruption Bureau have registered a corruption case against employees of Irrigation and Flood Control in Poonch district.
Official Spokesman here on Thursday said that Anti-Corruption Bureau registered a formal case of corruption against Mohammad Farooq, then JE of Surankote, District Poonch and other officers of Irrigation and Flood Control Department, Poonch at Anti-Corruption Bureau Police Station.
He added that the instant case was registered on the outcome of verification conducted by ACB Rajouri on the basis of complaint lodged by the inhabitants of village Seri Khawaja, Poonch to look into the allegations that officials of Irrigation and Flood Control Department Poonch have misappropriated the amount of Rs 33.67 lakh allotted for the construction of work of irrigation khul in the year 2009-10 at Seri Khawaja, Poonch.
It surfaced during verification that Mohd Farooq, then JE and other officers/officials of irrigation and Flood Control Department Poonch by abuse of their official position and in connivance with each other, just for their pecuniary gains have misappropriated 2767 bags of cement which were allotted for the execution of works at Seri Khawaja Khul in the year 2009-10, the cost of which has been assessed as Rs 10,09,955 (2767 bags @ 365 per bag), thereby causing a huge loss to the state exchequer.
On the prima facie establishment of the allegations, a formal case has been registered against the above named persons and investigation taken up, said the Spokesman.