VO to probe allegations against CAPD officials
Jammu , July 16: The State Vigilance Organization has registered a case to investigate the allegations of excess payment of freight charges to the private trucks, vehicles by the officials of CA&PD, department Udhampur during year 2008-2009
An official statement said it was found that for speedy dispatch of food grains to far flung and cut off areas, CA&PD department had issued an order conveying the approval of the government authorising the Director CA&PD Jammu/ Kashmir to hire private trucks for carriage/ transportation of food grains inter-alia with the condition that hired private trucks had to be paid 10 per cent less than the rate fixed by J&K SRTC.
The statement said it was found that T R Padha, Vijay Kumar then Assistant Directors and other official(s) of CA&PD Udhampur, by abuse of their official position and in league with private truck operators/ Mill owners namely, Ms Divka Transport Co Udhampur and M/s Udhampur Flour Mills respectively under a conspired plan in gross violation of above mentioned order hired the trucks from above named beneficiary firms and released the total freight charges to the beneficiary firms without deducting 10% of the freight charge fixed by J&K SRTC, resulting in excess payment of Rs 33,69,070 to the beneficiaries with corresponding loss to the state exchequer.
“The accused public servants were found to have committed offence punishable under section 120 RPC r/w 5(1)d and 5(2) J&K P. C. Act. Investigation of the case is in progress,” the statement added.
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