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Jammu ACB books former ACD Rajouri on corruption charges

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RAJOURI: Jammu Anti-Corruption Bureau on Thursday booked former Assistant Commissioner Development on corruption charges.

Official spokesman said that a case was registered against Noor Alam, then ACD Rajouri of Ward No 8, Mandi Tehsil Akhnoor, District Jammu at present near Macca Masjid Bhatindi, Jammu on corruption charges.

He said that the instant case was registered on the basis of a verification into the allegations that the  suspect officer, in sheer abuse of his official position, with ulterior motives as well as for pecuniary gains made illegal engagement of large number of supporting staff (beneficiaries) under MGNREGA as GRS/Technical Assistant/Bare Foot Engineers/computer Assistant/Data Entry Operator/MIS Operator etc on consolidated basis during the period 2015-18 in District Rajouri without involving  selection committee in the engagement process as well as without seeking administrative approval, in utter violation of guidelines issued by the Secretary Rural Development Department, J&K for making the engagement of supporting staff under MGNREGA, thereby providing illegal as well as undue benefits to the beneficiaries.

On prima facie establishment of the allegations, a formal case has been registered against Alam and investigation is being done, they said.