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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.