January 2020 News

3 Govt Officials Among Seven Chargesheeted By ACB In J-K

4 January 2020

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Anti-Corruption Bureau on Saturday filed a charge sheet against seven people, including three government officials, for allegedly misappropriating subsidised food grains which led to a loss of over Rs 27 lakh to the exchequer, an official said. The seven accused were chargesheeted in the eight-year-old case of misappropriation of food grains at a Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department store in Billawarm of Kathua district, an ACB spokesperson said. The charge sheet was filed in the Court of Special Judge (Anti-Corruption) in Kathua, which set the next date of hearing on on February 3, he said. The accused in the case are - Amar Singh, the then Tehsil Supply Officer, Billawar Jaswant Singh, the then storekeeper, salesman Beli Ram and carriage contractors Sukh Ram, Jagdish Raj, Bishan Dass and Khushi Ram - the spokesperson said. The investigation in the matter revealed that a total loss of Rs 27.27 lakh was caused to the exchequer due to the misappropriation of food grains by the accused persons.