More than 300 govt officials under investigation: J&K
Over 300 cases against state officials are at various stages of investigation, while probe in 35 such cases were completed over the past four years, the Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesday said.
Srinagar: Over 300 cases against state
officials are at various stages of investigation, while probe
in 35 such cases were completed over the past four years, the
Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesday said.
"As many as 189 cases are registered with State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) against over 450 government officials, Crime Branch of state police is investigating 115 other such
cases," the government said in a written reply in the
Legislative Assembly here.
Majority of the cases registered under various sections
of Prevention of Corruption Act and Ranbir Penal Code (RPC)
pertained to corrupt practices, misuse of official position
and misappropriation of government funds, besides illegal
appointments, frauds and land grabbing, the government said.
It said while Jammu wing of the SVO is investigating 95
cases registered between 2006 and 2014 against 233 officials,
the Kashmir wing of the anti-corruption body is investigating
93 such cases registered between 2007-2014 against 195
In addition, the Kashmir wing is also re-investigating a
case registered in 2000 on the directions of a court, the
Investigation by SVO in 32 corruption cases -- 26 in
Jammu and 6 in Kashmir -- were completed and the accused
officials were convicted by the special court during 2011-14.
The government said Crime Branch is investigating a total
of 115 cases, 66 in Kashmir and 49 in Jammu. Twenty-three of
the cases have reached the evidence stage while 11 are at the
The government said the special judge of the
anti-corruption court in Jammu has convicted three officials -
two head constables and a store-keeper - between 2012 and
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