ACB presents charge-sheet against former OSD, driver of PWD



JAMMU: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Jammu presented charge sheet before Special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu in a case registered vide FIR No. 22/2019 under Section 5 (1) (d) read with 5 (2) J&K PC Act 2006 and Section 4-A & 4-F of J&K PC Act Amendment-2014, against Nazir Ahmed Sheikh, the then Officer on Special Duty with Nasir Goni, the then Chief Engineer, (R&B) Jammu (now retired) and Raju Singh, the then driver in office of Chief Engineer (PWD R&B) for judicial determination.
As per an official spokesperson, the FIR was registered on written complaint lodged by one Suresh Kumar Gupta, son of S P Gupta, resident of Ward No 04 Reasi alleging therein that he was working as a contractor in PWD (R&B) Deptt under Self Help Group M/s Guru Nanak Builders Jammu and an amount of Rs 32.12 lakh was pending for payment by PWD for works executed on Reasi-Angi road. He approached Nasir Goni, Chief Engineer Office PWD (R&B) Jammu number of times for payment and accused Nazir Ahmed, OSD to Nasir Goni, demanded bribe of Rs. 70,000 for release of Rs 10 lakh pending funds. Accordingly a case FIR No. 22/2019 was registered at Police Station Anti-Corruption Bureau Jammu, he said.
The official further said that Nazir Ahmed OSD was caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 70,000 and accused Raju Singh, son of Puran Chand, resident of Quarter No. 1 Rehari, Jammu, the then driver of Chief Engineer, PWD (R&B) who abetted the demand and acceptance of bribe amount of Rs 70,000 by accepting the same from complainant on directions of accused Nazir Ahmed.
After completion of investigation and obtaining prosecution sanction in respect of accused public servant, the charge-sheet against accused persons namely Nazir Ahmed Sheikh (now retired), the then OSD in Office of Chief Engineer PWD (R&B) Jammu and Raju Singh, the then driver in office of Chief Engineer PWD (R&B) Jammu was produced in the court, he said, adding that next date of hearing is March 22, 2021.


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