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Vigilance arrests JAKEDA CEO, DySP LAWDA
JAMMU, Mar 14: Vigilance organization Kashmir (VOK) today claimed to have arrested Chief executive Officer (CEO) JKEDA and a Deputy Superintendent of Police (the then Enforcement Officer LAWDA) in two separate corruption cases in Kashmir.

Official reports said that Vigilance organization Kashmir (VOK) today arrested Shafat Sultan CEO JKEDA in case FIR number 10 of 2015 registered at Police station VOK under section 5(1)(D) r/w 5(2) J&K PC Act, 109 and 120-B RPC registered in Police Station VOK.

Reports said that Shafat Sultan during the year 2009-10 as CEO JKEDA had indulged in bungling while procurement of Solar Home Lighting Systems. The investigation carried out so far has revealed that the accused has placed supply order for procurement of 6872 SHLs from BEL (Bharat Electronics Limited) at exorbitant rates despite cheaper options were available.

“Investigation has further revealed that the CEO had placed this order only 5 days before the period of rate contract was ending and also the quotations for new rate contract had already been opened by DGS&D on July 29, 2009, which were available on their website, in which the unit rate of HSLs had been offered at much lower cost, thereby causing huge loss to the state exchequer,” reports said.

The investigation has thus revealed that the said CEO knowingly and with malafide intentions had placed the said order to BEL at exorbitant rates thereby causing loss of Rs 1493 per unit, which when worked out for 6872 units of SHLs is 1,02,59,896.

Further investigation into the matter is going on and Vigilance is working on the involvement of other accused officers and contractors in the case, reports added.

Meanwhile, in another case a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) was arrested today by State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) for allegedly allowing illegal construction around the scenic Dal Lake in Srinagar and accumulation of disproportionate assets.

"The SVO arrested Shah Sikander Khan, the then enforcement officer of Lake and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA), from Jammu," official reports said, adding that Shah is presently posted as DSP of 13th battalion of 13th Armed Police at Humhama (Kashmir).

As the enforcement officer, he allegedly allowed illegal construction in Dal Lake and peripheral areas in the Srinagar city, report claimed, adding that a case was registered by SVO in 2015 against the accused officer.

Two more cases in 2015 pertaining to alleged abuse of official position and accumulation of disproportionate assets are also registered against him, reports added.

Investigation in all the three cases against the accused is going on, reports maintained.

News Updated at : Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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