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Former ACD booked in corruption case in Rajouri

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Jammu: A former assistant commissioner development (ACD) was booked by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Thursday on charges of corruption in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, officials said.

The ACB registered a formal case against Noor Alam, then ACD Rajouri, on the basis of a verification into the allegations that the suspect officer, in sheer abuse of his official position, with ulterior motives as well as for pecuniary gains made illegal engagement of a large number of supporting staff (beneficiaries) under the MGNREGA, they said.

He made illegal engagement of technical assistants, engineers, computer assistants, data entry operators on consolidated basis during the period 2015-18 in Rajouri district without involving selection committee in the engagement process as well as without seeking administrative approval, in utter violation of guidelines issued by the secretary rural development department, J-K, the officials said.

On prima facie establishment of the allegations, a formal case has been registered against Alam and investigation is being done, they said.

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