RAJOURI DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY SCAM

In a case of alleged hushing up of Rajouri Development Authority Scam by SVO, a Division Bench (DB) comprising of Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice B.
RAJOURI DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY SCAM
Photo: Aman Farooq/GK

In a case of alleged hushing up of Rajouri Development Authority Scam by SVO, a Division Bench (DB) comprising of Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice B.S. Walia today directed the Senior AAG Seema Shekhar to file the status report on behalf of Commissioner/Secretary to Govt. of J&K, General Administration Department, in terms of Division Bench Order dated May, 2, 2016 indicating the appointment of new Inquiry Officer for holding departmental inquiry.

The directions were given by the DB in response to  a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) highlighting alleged hushing up of Rajouri Development Authority Scam wherein instead of registering an FIR despite the approval of the Director Vigilance Organization, the same was converted by SVO into Regular Department Action (RDA) against the delinquent officers/officials of Rajouri Development Authority namely Mohammad Javed Khan (IAS), the then Chief Executive Officer, Rajouri Development Authority, presently Custodian General, J&K Government, Khushal Chand, the then Executive Engineer, Devi Dass Heer, Executive Engineer and Gurcharan Singh, Junior Engineer, Rajouri Development Authority.

Division Bench in the open court after hearing Advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed with Advocate Rahul Raina appearing for the petitioner, Senior AAG Seema Shekhar appearing for GAD and Senior Advocate Sunil Sethi with Advocate Ankesh Chandel appearing for newly impleaded Mohammad Javed Khan (IAS), directed the Senior AAG Seema Shekhar to file the status report on behalf of Commissioner/Secretary to Govt. of J&K, General Administration Department in terms of Division Bench Order dated May, 2, 2016 indicating the appointment of new Inquiry Officer for holding departmental inquiry against Mohd. Javed Khan (IAS), the then CEO Rajouri Development Authority and other suspected officers allegedly involved in the Rajouri Development Authority Scam. 

The Division Bench also allowed 3 weeks time to Senior Advocate Sunil Sethi appearing for Mohammad Javed Khan to file the response to the allegations leveled in the Public Interest Litigation. JNF

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