ACB books former manager CMS Tangmarg

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Anti Corruption Bureau Baramulla has filed a case against former Manager, Cooperative Marketing Society (CMS) Tangmarg, Mansoor Ahmad Lone.

An ACB handout said the case, FIR 2/2019, under the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, was filed on the basis of an inquiry conducted by SVC into a complaint against the accused.

“The inquiry revealed that (a) shopping complex has been constructed at Wahipora Tangmarg by evading all norms/procedures and the works have been allotted to the contractors without approval from competent authority,” the statement said.

“The enquiry revealed a huge amount of Rs 19.94 lakh on account of goodwill has been received by the then Manager Cooperative Marketing Society Tangmarg from 13 persons. However, as per the records, Rs 12.85 lakh has been paid to the sublet contractors till 03/08/2017 against the construction work,” the statement said.

The probe also revealed that records have not been maintained properly which seems to be a deliberate attempt on part of the accused.

“Moreover, the inquiry revealed that while constructing another shopping complex at Tangmarg, all norms, procedure have been flouted,” it said.

“Accordingly the aforementioned case has been registered today in P/S ACB and investigation set into motion,” it said.