Ganderbal Illegal structures racket: ACB conducts spot visit

Ganderbal: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) conducted a spot visit in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district where government officials in connivance with influential people have created illegal structures. These structures have come up adjacent to new Hospital Road Check Doderhama Ganderbal.

An official from Anti-Corruption Bureau told news agency KNT that a team accompanied by officials of Municipal Committee Ganderbal and Revenue Department conducted the physical inspection and measurements of these illegal structures.

Divulging information about these illegal structures, the official said that these had come up in 2018 and three FIRs’ vide number 7, 8 and 9/2018 stand registered in this regard. “During the investigation it came to fore that Municipal Committee Ganderbal official resorted to massive malpractices and allowed these illegal works. They allowed these huge structures on roads against hefty amounts. Huge multi storied buildingsa and column structures have illegally been erected adjacent to new Hospital Road Check Doderhama Ganderbal.”

Anti Corruption Bureau had received reports about these illegal construction being carried out in district Ganderbal wherein various government functionaries have been involved in illegal favours to various beneficiaries and the concerned revenue officials have been in conspiracy with many private officials who are either managing fake NoCs or conniving with the revenue officials and managing to get fictitious/fudged revenue extracts.

The revenue officials at many instances have been seen in fudging records during the course of investigation of these FIRs.

The Joint Surprise Check conducted by the team of ACB officers had revealed during the inspection that various building permissions have been issued by the then Executive officers of M.C. Ganderbal and Anees Ahmad Choudhary and Abdul Mateen Baba who by way of abuse of their official positions in league with the then field Khalifwarzi Assistants of ward Doderhama Ganderbal namely Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, Riyaz Ahmad Tantray and Siraj-ud-din Mir under a well knitted conspiracy with the beneficiary owners namely Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Tantary and Bashir Ahmad Tantray sons of Ab. Khaliq Tantray, Bashir Ahmad Tantray and Manzoor Ahmad Tantray sons of Ghulam Muhammad and Mrs. Mahbooba have fraudulently issued in their favour in violation of BOCA norms and rules on the basis of fake NOC’s and have allowed the beneficiaries to construct huge complex type structures in violation of approved building permission.

The investigation of these cases is in progress, the official said.(KNT)

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