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JAMMU: The State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) Jammu on Wednesday registered an FIR against seven Executive Engineers of PWD (R&B) Division Ramban and others on the basis of a verification conducted into the allegations of allotment of work without floating tenders in the execution of Banihal-Duligam Road and Link Road Chaknarwah constructed during the period between 2000 to 2010.
The verification revealed that developmental works on Banihal-Duligam Road were carried out during the period 2000-2010 and an amount of Rs 1,95,06,860 was spent on this project by the then Executive Engineers of PWD (R&B) Division Ramban including G.N. Shiekh, Opinder Kar, A.K Darbari and Parvaiz Shah. Moreover, departmental works on Link Road Chaknarwah were also carried out during the same period and an amount of Rs.1,45,11,387 was spent on the project by the then Executive Engineers of PWD (R&B) Division Ramban including G. N.Shiekh, N. K. Dhar, S.P Manhas, Opinder Kar and Mohd Parvaiz Kamlaak.
During the course of verification it has been established that both these works were executed arbitrarily and departmentally by the these Executive Engineers without going for tendering and fair competition under the pretext of urgency.
The accused Executive Engineers of PWD (R&B) Division Ramban by abusing their official positions and in conspiracy with the beneficiary contractors have exceeded their financial powers and have ordered the execution of works departmentally beyond their competence under the false pretence of urgency at the cost of state exchequer. They have thereby extended undue monetary benefits to the beneficiaries/contractors and caused wrongful loss to the State exchequer.
In this regard, the SVO Jammu has registered FIR 19/2017 Section 5(1) (d) read with 5(2) J&K PC Act and Sec 120-B RPC and started inquest proceedings.
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