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Vigilance arrests 5 SMC officials on corruption charges

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Srinagar: Besides other employees anti-graft body Vigilance Organization has arrested top five officials of Srinagar Municipal Corporation on charges of corruption.

In a statement to media, Vigilance Organization said that it has arrested Muhammad Ashraf Warsi (Enforcement Officer),Fayaz Ahmad Khan and Bilal Ahmad Baba (Ward Officers), Urfan Hussain Joo and Bashir Ahmad Bhat (Building  Inspectors), against whom and other  employees of SMC Srinagar,  a case vide FIR number 7/2017 U/S 5(1)d, 5(2) PC Act Svt, 2006, Section 4-A P. C (Amendment Act-2014) r/w Section 109 RPC was registered  on the outcome of Joint Surprise Check  conducted  in association with Engineering wing of Vigilance Organization, where under it was surfaced that  the above mentioned employees and others of SMC Srinagar, in  connivance with the  owner of the Hotel Royal Arabia namely  Abdul Majid  Matoo S/o Ghulam Ahmad Matoo R/o Sadribal Srinagar have allowed the illegal   construction behind  Khyber Hospital  at Khayam Colony Srinagar by violating the approved building permission No. 441 of 2013, dated 29-06-2013, wherein  plinth area of the construction was 2685 sfts with height  of 45 fts which stands  violated to plinth area to 3692.5 sfts and height 67 fts and other alterations, further the first floor was approved  for stilt parking and same has been violated by way of changing the same into restaurant and reception. Besides have allowed constructing a double storey Servants Quarter with dimension of 702 sfts, without any permission for pecuniary gains. Further investigation into the case is going on.

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