April 2016 News

Vigilance Books 224 Officials In 3 Yrs, Only 2 Challaned

25 April 2016
Rising Kashmir

Srinagar: The State Vigilance Organization (SVO) has registered 224 cases against the officials in last three years while only two among them have been challaned so far. According to the data, 99 cases have been registered against the officials in Jammu while 125 cases have been registered in Kashmir. 'The cases against the officials of different departments have been registered under different cases which include demand of bribe, tampering in revenue records, fake appointments, looting state exchequer by committing fraud, embezzlement of funds and others,' reveals the data. Of the 99 cases registered in Jammu, one case has not been proved while the remaining cases are still under investigation. Among 125 cases in Kashmir, one case was not proved while two more have been challaned. The data reveals that 220 cases registered against the officials in the State since 2013 are still under investigation. 'In 2013, 19 cases were registered against officials in Kashmir among which two have been challaned and one was not proved while in Jammu region, 17 cases were registered and one among the cases was not proved,' reveals the data. It further states in 2014, 44 cases were registered against officials in Kashmir while in Jammu 35 cases were registered against officials. 'In 2015, 55 cases were registered in Kashmir and in Jammu, 43 cases were registered. In 2016, 6 officials were booked in different cases in Kashmir while as in Jammu 4 cases were registered so far.' 'From 2014-April 2016, not a single case has been challaned,' reveals the data. (KNS)