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Vigilance registers corruption case against R&B officials, contractor in Kupwara

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Srinagar, Mar 16: Vigilance Organization today registered a case against a contractor and some officials of Roads and Buildings department in Kupwara for causing loss to the state exchequer through fraudulent means.

According to a Vigilance spokesman, following investigations, it was revealed that a contractor Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Lone in connivance with the R&B Division Kupwara, caused loss to the state exchequer by way of preparing fraud bills and misappropriating the store material issued for construction of new bridge located at Lastiyal Kalaroos.

He said the contractor left the work of construction of said bridge allotted to him half-way and did not return the unconsumed store material amounting to Rs 5,63,150 to the concerned department.

It was also revealed that the then cashier of R&B Division Kupwara — Ghulam Rasool Lone, the then cashier Farooq Ahmad Malik, and Tanveer Ahmad Bhat, the then dealing assistants posted in R&B division Kupwara  by abusing their official position in league with said contractor have fraudulently released the CDR amounting to Rs 73,000 in his favour, thereby causing loss to the state exchequer, spokesman informed.

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