4 ministers, 400 officers face graft charges: Government


Jammu, Mar 25: Four sitting ministers and more than 400 police and civil officers in Jammu and Kashmir are facing corruption charges including demand and acceptance of illegal gratifications.
As per official figures released in the Legislative Assembly, the officers facing corruption charges include those from IAS and KAS cadre as well against some of whom the government is yet to accord prosecution sanction as required under the Criminal Procedure Code.
Replying to the cut motions in the Assembly on Monday, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said besides civil and police officers, four sitting ministers, Peerzada Muhammad Sayeed, Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Abdul Majid Wani and Dr Manohar Lal Sharma, were also facing corruption related cases in State Accountability Commission (SAC) but the matters have been stayed by the High Court.
The Chief Minister informed the House that around 409 civil and police officers were facing charges of corruption and alleged misuse of official positions.
In another revelation, Omar informed the House that around 87 cases were pending investigation or awaited grant of prosecution sanction by the government. Rest of the cases are pending disposal in various courts and forums in the state.
It was further revealed that some of the cases were more than 20 years old and were pending trail before the courts.
Some of the senior government officials facing corruption charges included, Farooq Ahmed Geelani, IFS, Muhammad Yousuf Bhat, then ACD Anantnag, Ghulam Nabi Ganaie, then ACD RDD Baramulla, Gopal Dass, Assistant Director CAPD, Ajaz Ahmed Bhat, then MD SFC, Mehbooba Iqbal, IAS, the then Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Nagendra Sharma, then VC SKUAST Jammu, Abdul Majid Mir, then Director CAPD Kashmir, Dileep Thusoo, then MD JKPCC, Abdul Rashid Naqash, then ADC, Ejaz Iqbal, IAS, then MD SFC, Hemant Kumar, then Director CAPD, Jammu, Muhammad Subhan Najar, then MD JKPCC, Walayat Wazir, then GM JKPCC, Vinod Koul, then Relief Commissioner (Migrants) Jammu, Mubarak Singh, then Commissioner JMC, Muhammad Qasim, then XEN, Ali Muhammad Dar, then DFO, PK Pole, IAS, then DC Reasi, Mushtaq Ahmed Dar, then Chief Engineer PWD, Mohinder Singh, then Director Local Bodies Jammu, Avtar Krishan Raina, IAS, then Director Local bodies Jammu, SN Sharma, then Director Agriculture, Muhammad Aslam Qureshi, then VC JDA, Dr Mufti Tahir, then Director ISM, Ghulam Haider, then Director Agriculture Kashmir, Masooda Yaseen, then director Technical Education, Haleema Mufti, then DFO, Shah Latif, then DC Kupwara, HH Beigh, then DDC Kargil, Haji Abdul Majid, then Custodian EP Jammu and Dr Mohan Prakash, then Director Health Services, Jammu.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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