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ACB produces chargesheet against former Chief Agri Officer among 10 in corruption case

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BARAMULLA: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has produced chargesheet against former Chief Agriculture Officer and nine other accused in Anti Corruption Court Baramulla.
As per an official spokesperson, the ACB presented chargsheet in a case registered vide FIR No. 25/2014 under Sections 5(1)(c), 5(1)(d) read with 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act & Sections 120-B and 109 of RPC in the Court of Special Judge, Anti Corruption Baramulla.
He further informed that instant case was registered against Abdul Rashid Wani (then CAO Kupwara), Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Shah (then ASCO Kupwara), Abdul Majid Dar (then SCA Kupwara), Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Lone (then SCA Kupwara), Abdul Qayoom Shah (then Field Assistant Kralpora), Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Bhat (then Field Assistant Kralpora), Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Khan (then Field Assistant Kralpora), Nazir Ahmad Mir, resident of Rawathpora Kupwara (Beneficiary), Tasnima Banoo resident of Rawathpora Kupwara (Beneficiary) and Abdul Rashid Mir resident of Thandipora Kupwara (Beneficiary).
During investigation of case, it was found that that accused officers/officials of Agriculture Department in league with private beneficiaries, booked expenditure against construction of Protection Bund at Nallah Tulwari at Rawathpora Kupwara, which was actually constructed by Block Development Office Kralpora, few years back. As such, by abuse of their official positions, they misappropriated the funds, which were meant for carrying out flood protection works on Nallah Tulwari and thereby caused a loss of Rs 2,47,993 to the State exchequer, he added.
The Chargesheet was produced before the Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Baramulla after Government accorded prosecution sanction in respect of in-service accused public servants vide order No. 52-JK-GAD (Vig) of 2020 dated October 15, 2020, he told, adding that all ten (10) accused public servants and private beneficiaries were arrested and produced in custody before the Court along with chargesheet against them.

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