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SRINAGAR:  Reacting to the withdrawal of support to PDP, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) today said that both the coalition partners have never been on the same page from the day one, resulting into deterioration in the situation. 

Commenting on the pulling out of BJP today, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir said that BJP cannot escape the responsibilities of the damages caused to peace in the State. The difference on the issues between the PDP BJP has remained the source behind the deterioration of the situation, now the BJP has pulled out from the Govt after ruining the State. The unholy alliance between PDP BJP   has caused lot of damages to state in every respect, pulling out from the Govt will not save the sinking boat of BJP, G.A. Mir said.

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SRINAGAR: Vigilance organisation has booked officials of Mechanical Engineering wing, Khellani District Doda in connection with allegations of corruption. In a statement issued Vigilance said that a case under FIR No. 17/2018 under section 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 and 120-B, 420 RPC was registered in P/S VOJ against Imtiyaz Ahmed, Head Clerk and Riyaz Ahmed, Class-IV employee posted in Mechanical Division Khellani District Doda on the basis of a verification conducted into a complainant forwarded by the Court of Ld. Special Judge Anti-Corruption (Addl. District and session Judge) Doda lodged by one Abdul Karim against officers/officials of Mechanical Engineering wing, Khellani District Doda to look inter–alia into the allegations that the above mentioned public servants took bribe of Rs.40,000/- from the complainant at the time of his appointment and also used to take Rs. 2150/- every month from the salary of the complainant. 

The statements adds that a verification conducted revealed that the complainant Abdul Karim was engaged as casual labourer on 01.11.2014 by then Executive Engineer Mechanical Division Khellani, Doda on the recommendation of then Minister Roads & Buildings.  “It came to fore that Imtiyaz Ahmed the then Head clerk Mechanical Division Doda & Sh. Riyaz Ahmed, Class IV employee Mechanical Division Doda on account of getting Abdul Karim regularized demanded and accepted amount of Rs. 40,000/- and 20,000/- respectively from him (Complainant) in presence of Narian Dass S/O Shadi Lal R/O Prabble Tehsil Marmat District Doda which Sh. Abdul Karim barrowed from Sh. Wali Mohd S/O Mohd Abdulah Malik R/O Bharth District Doda on two occasion viz Rs. 40,000/- on 03.03.2016 and Rs. 20,000/- on 21.03.2016”, it added. 

Vigilance said by acting in this manner Imtiyaz Ahmed & Riyaz Ahmed under a well-knit conspiracy with each other by illegal means and by abuse of their official positions demanded and accepted Rs. 40,000/- and Rs. 20,000/- respectively from Abdul Karim (Complainant). The investigation of the case has been taken-up, it added.

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SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra today met with senior leaders and representatives of political parties of the State at the Raj Bhawan this evening and discussed with them the prevailing environment and important issues concerning the growth and development of the State. Former Chief Minister and Vice President, National Conference, Sh Omar Abdullah; State President, INC, Sh G.A. Mir; Sh Sat Sharma from BJP; Sh Mohammad Dilawar Mir from PDP; State Secretary, CPI (M), Sh Ghulam Nabi Malik; Sh Bashir Dar, MLA, from People’s Conference; Sh Ghulam Hassan Mir from J&K Democratic Party Nationalist; Sh Hakim Mohammad Yaseen from J&K PDF; and Chairman, Panther’s Party, Sh Harsh Dev Singh participated in the meeting.

Governor held wide ranging discussions on issues related to internal security, law and order, development, educational problems, the ensuing Shri Amarnath Yatra, besides the political scenario which has emerged after the imposition of Governor’s Rule. He sought cooperation from all stake holders for the restoration of peace and tranquility in the State, to enable speeding up of developmental activities. Governor urged the leaders to join hands in bringing the State out of the present morass and motivating the youth to shun the path of violence and concentrating on their education and future careers.

The leaders put forth their view points for improving the law and order situation on the ground and suggested measures in this regard. They unanimously expressed their support to the Governor for restoring lasting peace in the State by taking into confidence all sections of the society. They emphasized the need for the Administration to work in a neutral, transparent and accountable manner, completion of important pending development projects in the different regions of the State; urgently addressing the long pending issues of SSA teachers; Anganwari workers; contractual Lecturers; strengthening of Public Delivery System and other pending issues to build confidence among the various sections of the society. Advisors to Governor, B.B. Vyas and K. Vijay Kumar, Chief Secretary, B.V.R Subrahmanyam, Principal Secretary to Governor, Umang Narula, Principal Secretary, Planning & Development, Rohit Kansal were also present in the meeting.

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