Charge-sheet filed against senior education officials in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Dec 18 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation today produced a charge-sheet against a deputy director of technical education and many other senior officials.

A vigilance spokesman said the charge-sheet was produced in the court of the Special Judge, Anti-Corruption, here.

The accused officials are Reyaz-ul-Amin, then Assistant Director now deputy director, Technical Education Kashmir, Suresh Singh Jamwal, then ITI Supervisor Jammu, Ashok Kumar, then ITI Motor Mechanic Instructor, Jammu, Sheikh Shahid Saleem, NIT Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Srinagar, Saad Parvez, also NIT Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Srinagar, Masooda Yasin, then Director Technical Education Kashmir, Janak Singh, then FA and CAO Technical Education Department, Mir Nazir Ahmad, then deputy director, Technical Education, Kashmir, Balwant Singh, then ITI Superintendent, Jammu, Pyari Lal Suroop and Vinod Kumar Aggarwal (both suppliers).

The vigilance had registered a case after it was established that the Department of Technical Education had purchased 16 units of digital toe alignment machines model DTA-1 --nine for Kashmir and seven for Jammu -- at Rs 1.70 lakh per unit from Ludhiana-based Vee Kay Industries on exorbitant rates in 1997-98.

The actual rate was found to be Rs90,000 per machine during investigations, he said, adding a loss of Rs 12.80 lakh was caused to the state exchequer by members of purchase committee and others.

The court has fixed February 27, 2008, as the next date of hearing in the case.

UNI

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