STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested a former Executive Engineer, Assistant Executive Engineer of PWD (R&B) and a contractor for misappropriation of funds.Giving details, an official spokesperson said that Gulam Nabi Ganaie, the then Executive Engineer, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, the then Asstt. Executive Engineer of PWD (R&B) and a contractor were arrested by sleuths of ACB, in a case registered vide FIR No. 32 of 2010 at Police Station ACB Kashmir under Section 5(2) of J&K PC Act Svt.2006 read with Sections 5(1)(c), 5(1)(d), 409, 468, 471 and 120-B of RPC.The instant case was registered on outcome of a verification conducted by ACB South Kashmir. During investigation it was found that the accused public servants have abused their official position in league with accused contractors by virtue of misappropriation of funds meant for execution of works viz ‘Providing and fitting of Street Lights’ in Kulgam town by officials of R&B Special Sub-Division Kulgam in year 2004-2005. It was found that for 21 works (both Civil and Electric), accused engineers of Sub-Division Kulgam abused their official position and hatched a criminal conspiracy with Mashooq Ahmad Khan, Nayees Ahmad Lone, Rafiq Ahmad Lon and Arshid Hussain Deen (contractors) and in furtherance of criminal conspiracy, executed the works on manipulated allotment orders purportedly issued by the then Executive Engineer (R&B) Electric Division Kashmir in 1999 on highly exorbitant rates, he added.It was further revealed during investigation that expenditure of Rs 69,60,120 was fraudulently shown against actual expenditure of Rs 50,94,868 incurred and drawn by these accused public servants in league with contractors and as such caused huge loss to the State Exchequer. The investigation of the case is complete and soon chargesheet will be presented before the competent court, he added.
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