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Multi-Crore Scam Unearthed In Municipal Committee Shopian

Million Of Rupees Looted In The Title Of Gasoline Bills; Evidential Report Set To Ablaze In 2018 However No Motion Taken So Far

Anantnag, Could 27 : A multi-crore rip-off has been unearthed in Municipal Committee (MC) Shopian the place officers resorted to swindling tens of millions of rupees within the title of gas bills proven in report, dependable sources stated. They added that greater authorities have miserably did not take fraudulent officers into process who in a well-designed plan set ablaze the evidential report of the Committee in 2018.

Sources advised Kashmir Information Service (KNS) that like different Municipal Committee’s throughout J&Okay, gross misappropriation of funds has been reported in MC Shopian the place tens of millions of rupees have been embezzled in opposition to the payments proven as gas bills in official report. www.kupwaratimes.org

Sources disclosed that from final three years, there was gross misuse of official funds reported in MC Shopian the place some blue-eyed officers having ‘no accountability’ withdrew tens of millions of rupees within the title gas fees to official automobiles. “Twenty-thousand liters of diesel have been shown in official record during two-three years by officials of MC Shopian and swindled millions of rupees”, they stated.www.kupwaratimes.org

They stated that auditors meant for checks and balances of book-keeping, additionally failed to lift their fingers in opposition to embezzlement of funds throughout audit. “It has become a routine in all MC’s across J&K to get documents and receipts signed and stamped by auditors in lieu of hefty amount of bribe”, sources stated.

MC Shopian, as per sources, is going through dearth of manpower since years and all affairs of the Committee is being run by an worker of Nationwide Data Centre (NIC) together with a woman worker who’s appointed beneath SRO scheme. “There is a dearth of officials from many years. We have MC’s like Pahalgam, Ashmuqam, Kokernag and others where you see ten Junior Assistants at least are serving but when you talk of MC Shopian it lacks everything. There is no Junior Assistant, Senior Assistant and Head Assistant due to which all affairs of the Committee are being mishandled”, dependable sources advised KNS. www.kupwaratimes.org

In Pulwama’s Tral space, authorities have deputed two Tax Inspectors for forty retailers however in Shopian we’ve three-hundred and fifty retailers with toll’s one crore income recorded every year with none official deputed there, sources stated, and added “All affairs of MC Shopian is carried out by a blue-eyed worker specifically Irfan Jalla, Assistant Tax Controller who allegedly burnt total report of MC Shopian in 12 months 2018 with the help of different functionaries of the division with a view to preserve embezzlement of funds into conceal.

Sources stated that regardless of misappropriation of funds within the Committee and fidgeting with evidential report, authorities have did not provoke motion in opposition to the erring workers which apparently depicts a nexus between blue-eyed workers and higher-ups within the division. “Be it Commissioner Secretary, Deputy Commissioner Shopian or else, all officials have so far failed to take stern action against fraudulent employees who misused their official positions while looting public money”, sources advised KNS.

Director City Native Our bodies Kashmir (ULBK) Riyaz Ahmad Wani whereas speaking to KNS stated that “I am highly thankful to you for bringing the matter to my notice. Surely I will constitute a committee who will submit its findings within a month and action must be initiated against those involved in misappropriation of funds”.

Wani stated, “Be it the matter of utilization of fuel or generation of revenue, department will not shy away taking culprits into task”, and added “Whosoever will be involved in swindling money through fraudulent means will face stringent action from the department”, he added. (KNS)

 

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