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J&K govt sacks 9 officials for alleged graft

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SRINAGAR: The J&K government on Friday sacked nine employees of the housing and urban development department on charges of corruption.

The charges include misappropriation of funds, falsification of records, raising fake bills, allowing illegal construction, financial irregularities and making illegal appointments during their tenure in various urban local bodies. They were confirmed by the departmental committees and upheld by the designated review committee under Article 226(2) of the J&K Civil Services Regulations, 1956, officials said.

Article 226(2) allows government employees to be retired in “public Interest” upon completing 22 years of qualifying service or attaining 48 years of age. The employees are given three months’ notice or pay for the same period. However, they retain pension benefits.

The nine employees include

Mehrajuddin Buja

, in-charge, senior building officer, Srinagar Municipal Corporation; Ghulam Mohiuddin Malik, estate officer, Anantnag Municipal Council;

Shabir Ahmad Wani

, assistant sanitation officer, Shopian Municipal Council;

Zakir Ali

, sanitary supervisor, Doda Municipal Council; Abdul Latief, head assistant, Banihal Municipal Council;

Sukesh Kumar

, senior assistant, Doda Municipal Council; Gowhar Ali Tugoo, in-charge secretary, Directorate of Urban Local Bodies (DULB), Kashmir; Shagufta Fazil, secretary, DULB; and

Thakur Dass

, electrician, Reasi Municipal Committee.

Most of the officials earlier faced probe by the Anti-Corruption Bureau and were also suspended.

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