Jammu, June 8: Anti-Corruption Bureau registered case against Kiran Wattal, then Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Jammu & then Sr. Town Planner for criminal misconduct, abuse and misuse of their official position as public servants while issuing building permission in favour of Pardeep Kumar and Kuldeep Kumar sons of Sh. Shanti Prakash with dishonest intentions.
A verification was conducted into the allegations that building permission was granted to Pardeep Kumar and Kuldeep Kumar for raising a residential as well as commercial structure at Gummat Chowk Jammu, illegally and against laid down procedure of Municipal Corporation Jammu.
The Senior Town Planner recommended case of the applicant to the then Municipal Commissioner Jammu, Kiran Wattal who approved the building permission without referring it to BOCA or UTEIC ignoring objections raised by ACR Jammu and AC Nazool, deliberately and with malafide intentions.
If, it is so, it is clear cut & proved case of huge corruption by the big boss, then Commissioner, JMC. If ACB will try to study UTEIC, NOC’s/guidelines more frauds shall come out.
During verification proceedings, it also came to fore that land in question was basically state land and acquired by Rani Blori temple during the rule of Maharaja but the officers relied upon the notarised lease deed which contained cuttings and unclear land specifications/Khasra number and despite these inherent defects, the permission was granted in favour of the beneficiaries, illegally thereby conferring huge pecuniary advantage upon them as the permission in question facilitated them to raise a huge commercial structure at the prime location near Gummat Chowk, Jammu.
It is not only the illegal case, if enquired lot of more such cases shall come out.