June 2003 News

17 IAS, IFS officers facing corruption charges in J&K

8 June 2003
The Times of India

SRINAGAR: Reiterating his stand to provide clean administration, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said 17 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers are facing corruption charges in the State.†However, he said state Vigilance Organization (VO) awaits the sanction from the Centre against three officers.†In a written reply to a question by Mohammad Dilawar Mir of the National Conference,¬† Sayeed in state assembly said nine corruption cases were pending in the state court against a retired IAS officer Bashir Ahmed Mir.†The VO has to go for a revision in the High Court after the lower court discharged cases against Bashir , he said.†He said the VO has also produced challans against IAS officer Habib-ul Hassan Baig, in two corruption cases and Saif-ud- Din Lone, a retired IAS officer, also involved in two cases.†Corruption cases against a retired IAS officer Mohammad Amin Khan were under investigation. Corruption and misappropriation of funds cases are pending against Abdul Qayoun Khan and Sarvesh Roy, both IFS, D K Nargotra, N K Verma, Ajit Kumar, A R Mubarki, Suresh Kumar,¬† Sushma Choudhary, Mehboob Iqbal, Mohahhad Yehya Teli and A K Mehta, all IAS officers, the chief minister added.†The cases of Mehboob Iqbal,¬† Sushma Choudhary and Mohammad Yehya Teli have been recommended by the VO to Centre for sanction. The officers are in the Indian Administrative Service and sanction to their prosecution can be given by the Central Government only, he said adding that the Centre has asked the State Law Department whether a case is made out under the prevention of corruption act against them.††


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