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PWD Superintending Engineer Among 3 Caught Red handed taking Bribe

The government has suspended three officials, including the superintending engineer of the Public Works Department, who were detained by the CBI on charges of corruption, with immediate effect. In the order issued by the Principal Secretary, Public Works Department, Shailendra Kumar, on Saturday, it has been said that based on the prima facie report in this case from the CBI, Superintending Engineer Udhampur Circle Hilal Ahmed Sheikh, Technical Officer of Superintendent Engineer PK Kaul and Junior Engineer Sanjay Kaul have been sent. He is being suspended because of the ongoing investigation against him.

All three were arrested by the CBI two days ago for accepting a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh. The CBI raided the offices and residences of the detained officers and recovered several essential documents. The CBI is still investigating these documents. According to a CBI spokesperson, in this case, a contractor had complained to the Anti-Corruption Branch that he had got the sub-centre contract in the year 2017-18. was built there.

It is alleged that a bribe of Rs 3 lakh was demanded its technical approval. After this, the CBI laid a trap to arrest the accused after finding some facts during the initial investigation of the case. Two days ago, CBI arrested Sanjay Kaul, a junior engineer of the Public Works Department, taking a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh. Based on his interrogation, Superintendent Engineer Hilal Ahmed Sheikh and Technical Officer PK Kaul were arrested. On the other hand, the work of PWD is getting affected due to the non-distribution of the workload of suspended officers. There is a possibility that the charge for these posts will be given to someone on Monday.


Admin Declares 6 Locations as Micro Containment Zones

Jammu DC Anshul Garg has declared 6 locations as micro-containment zones


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Former Minister, Pahari Tribe ST Forum delegation call on Lt Governor

Several delegations including former Minister; members of Pahari Tribe ST Forum and Youth leader from Bhaderwah today called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.

Sh. Abdul Ghani Kohli, former Minister met the Lt Governor and projected various welfare issues of Gujjar and Bakerwal communities pertaining to proper arrangements for Gujjar & Bakwerwal population in view of the winter season; tribal funds; Insurance for sheep; spreading awareness among Gujjar and Bakerwal communities regarding welfare policies & schemes, besides other concerns of the general public.

Meanwhile, a three-member delegation of the Pahari Tribe ST Forum led by Adv. Ahsan Mirza and accompanied by Adv. Gurdev Singh Thakur and Sh. Sajjad Mirza submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to ST status for Pahari people, functioning of Pahari Advisory Board and other concerning issues of Pahari youth.

Later, Advocate Mohammad Majid Malik, a youth leader from Bhaderwah also called on the Lt Governor and apprised him about various issues of Bhaderwah including the declaration of Jammu University campus into a full-fledged University; construction of Chattargalla tunnel; the opening of Bhaderwah-Chamba and Bhaderwah-Bani road; Mini Secretariat and several youth-related issues.

While interacting with the delegations, the Lt Governor observed that J&K Government has adopted citizen-centric policies and is steadfastly working on all fronts for the development and welfare of people belonging to every community.

We are committed to making every section of society an equal stakeholder in the development process of the UT, the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor assured the members of the delegations that the genuine issues put forth by them would be given due consideration. He impressed upon them to keep projecting the issues of public welfare and development of the region.

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Jammu: Husband arrested for killing wife

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A man was arrested for killing his 23-year-old wife and trying to mislead the investigators by projecting the murder as suicide in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

Nishu Devi, a resident of Pasyal Dharalta village of Batote, was found hanging at her house on January 23 and inquest proceedings were initiated to ascertain the actual cause of the death, a police spokesperson said.

He said the postmortem of the deceased was conducted at district hospital Ramban and the body handed over to legal heirs for last rites.

During the course of inquiry, parents of the deceased alleged that their daughter was murdered by her husband and his family as they had been torturing and harassing her, the spokesperson said.

Pawan Kumar, husband of the deceased, was detained and questioned. He confessed to killing his wife by strangulating her and later hung her body to pass it as a case of suicide to mislead the police, he said.

The officials said the accused was arrested and booked for murder besides attempting to bribe a public servant to escape punishment.

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