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Vigilance books former police officer for allowing illegal construction

Srinagar, Dec 21 (KNS): The corruption watch dog has booked a former police official for facilitating illegal construction of a house in Nishat in Srinagar outskirts.

A Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VOK) spokesman said it has registered an FIR No. 53/2015 P/S VOK against the then Enforcement officer of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) Deputy SP Shah Sikander Khan and others and the beneficiary under Section 5(1) (d) r/w Section 5(2) J&K P.C Act, Svt. 2006 and section 120-B RPC.

The official said that the VOK conducted investigation into construction of a double storey house owned and constructed by Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah alias Billu Kawoosa son of Ghulam Qadir Shah at Ishber Nishat in 2014 without obtaining any building permission from LAWDA.

“The construction of the house has been raised with the active knowledge and with intentional aid of the Enforcement Wing of LAWDA Srinagar, but the then Enforcement Officer of LAWDA Srinagar, Shah Sikander Khan, Deputy SP and his Enforcement staff by acting in league with each other and with the beneficiary allowed to raise this illegal construction and then neither stopped nor demolished the said structure,” the official said.

Khan and others have abused their official positions by conferring undue favour, advantage, benefit and wrongful gain to the owner, which is a criminal conspiracy hatched by and between them and the accused beneficiary.

VOK said that it is the fourth case registered at VOK against the officers/officials of LAWDA Srinagar in this year.

The other cases registered at VOK include FIR No. 17/2015, 48/2005, &FIR NO.52/2015, he added. (KNS)