The Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VOK) has registered a case under Prevention of Corruption Act against Srinagar Municipal Committee and R&B Department into the allegations of bribery. Zahoor Ahmad R/O Bemina under the patronage of officers/officials of SMC has started a construction on a piece of land at Nawab Bazar Srinagar acquired by R&B Circular Road Project in 1992 and it was also alleged that the accused has converted his residential house into a commercial hub. FIR No. 04/2016 under section 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C. Act and sections 120-B, 188 RPC in Police Station Vigilance Organisation Kashmir was registered against officers/officials of SMC Srinagar and R&B Department following a Joint Surprise Check conducted by a team of VOK which had revealed that in the month of November 2014, Zahoor Ahmad Mir R/o Housing Colony Bemina purchased land measuring 2620 sfts under Khasra No. 1325 alongwith a three storey residential house and shops from one Saleema Molvi W/o Molvi Abdul Hai R/o Nawab Bazar. Zahoor Ahmad Mir converted the said residential house into a commercial complex and further constructed a single storey shop under the name and style of m/s A.F General Agencies without the requisite building permission in connivance with and active knowledge of the then Chief Enforcement Officer SMC Nisar Ahmad Shah, the then ward Officer Nawab Bazar Mushtaq Ahmad Malik and Sheikh Javaid Ahmad Assistant Executive Engineer R&B Sub Division Syed Mansoor Sahib Srinagar.
2015 Kashmir Despatch