Jammu and Kashmir: Vigilance on corruption more than 300 behind bars

Apr 25 2021 11:02 AM
Jammu and Kashmir: Vigilance on corruption more than 300 behind bars

After the removal of Article 370, in less than two years in Jammu and Kashmir, it has started to clamp down on the corrupt. Many people who have survived for years due to political clout is now trapped in the net. So far, a quarter of a hundred and 300 corrupt people have reached behind bars. These include many former senior IAS officers and those with political patronage. Many more have come on the radar of the investigating agencies. 

Highly placed sources associated with the government said that in the year 2020, 256 people have been detained in corruption cases. So far this year, 68 people have been killed by agencies. These include Mushtaq Ahmed, former chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Bank and Parvez Ahmed Nengaru, former chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Bank, Shafi Dar, Rakesh Pargal of FCI Udhampur, Mujiburrahman Gassi, special secretary in the department of industries, Bhupendra Dua, MD, Small Industries Development Corporation, Co-operative The society's deputy registrar is Ashik Hussain. It has been learned that the agencies have seized or recovered 202 crores of assets by taking action even in the case of disproportionate assets. These include former IAS officer Javed Khan, former information director Farooq Ahmed Rango, PDD chief engineer Manohar Gupta. So far this year, 9 cases have been filed in the disproportionate assets case.

People started to stand against corruption: According to the information received, people are now also standing against corruption in Jammu and Kashmir. This is the reason that cases related to bribery and other corruption have been heard by the investigating agencies. People are themselves registering complaints by phone or through various mediums. Due to which cases of getting caught red-handed taking bribes have also increased.

Zero tolerance against corruption: Manoj Sinha: Let us tell that Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has committed zero-tolerance against corruption. Instructions in this regard are being given to those officers even in continuous meetings. The clear message is that no matter how big it is, corrupt conduct is not going to be tolerated at all. With the control of the ASB in their hands, the investigating agencies have no problem working.

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