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Mantris want 'tainted babu' to regain same post in Housing Board
Attached twice, official lobbies to get back third time
12/10/2017 11:12:49 PM
Early Times Report

Srinagar, Dec 10: An allegedly tainted official in the Housing Board, who was attached on charges of corruption in multi-crore projects, is set to regain his "influential" posting as some ministers are lobbying for him in the corridors of power.
Officials in the Housing and Urban Development Department said the "tainted official" who was previously posted at a responsible in position in unit II of the Housing Board was attached some two years ago when the Vigilance Organization of Kashmir registered a case to probe into Rs 27 crore expenditure in building constructions where most of the work was found grossly faulty.
The Vigilance organization had received complaints that during the constructions, the corruption had been so high that the concerned officials had constructed "shorter and smaller buildings, including those of hospitals, than actually planned and prescribed."
As per the complaints received by the Vigilance, the accused official, of the cadre of Executive Engineer, had misused his powers and was subsequently attached lest his being in power affects the inquiry.
"But as of now he is trying his level best to get himself posted again in Unit II with the help of some higher ups," the sources said.
Sources said some senior ministers from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been in league with the official. "Some projects worth Rs 100 crore are being executed and these big guns want him there to meet their interests," said a senior official in the Housing and Urban Development Department, on the condition of anonymity.
"They (ministers) are mounting pressure on senior officials for his posting to the same unit. Though the concerned officials have been resisting the pressures, till how long will they manage to resist because the ministers supporting him are very powerful," said the official.
Interestingly, it's not for the first time that the official has been attached on charges of corruption. "In the past as well he was attached atleast twice," the sources said.
Shockingly, however, despite charges of corruption, the official was always retained and given the same posting in the same unit second of the housing board.
"All the times he was attached, he came back to regain the chair and now the history is about to repeat," the officials said.
When contacted a senior official admitted that there were "pressures from some ministers."
Despite repeated attempts the alleged tainted official couldn't be contacted for comments.
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