November 28, 2022

Shaharbeen News Service Kashmir (SNS KASHMIR)

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Govt orders 2 inquiries against elected representatives of ULBs in Kashmir

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Inquiry officers to probe allegations of abuse of official position by VP Pampore,and Baramulla councilor

SNS KASHMIR

Nasir Azam

Srinagar, Oct 07 :

The Jammu & Kashmir Government has ordered two separate inquiries against elected corporators of Kashmir for abuse of their official position.

In two separate orders, the Housing & Urban Development Department has ordered two separate inquiries against Zareena Akther, vice-president of municipal committee Pampore and Nighat Parveen, Councilor, municipal council Baramulla, for abuse of their official position.

According to an order, a copy of which is in possession of news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the H&UDD has appointed Director Urban Local Bodies Kashmir Mathoora Masoom to conduct a detailed inquiry into the alleged abuse of the official position by Zareena Akther.

“As a principle of natural justice, reasonable opportunity of being heard shall be afforded to the vice president concerned,” the order states.

The inquiry officer has been directed to submit his report within 15 days.

In another order, a copy of which is also in possession of KNO, the government has appointed additional deputy commissioner Baramulla, Zahoor Ahmad Raina, as an inquiry officer to probe the alleged misconduct and abuse of official position by Nighat Parveen, councilor of ward No. 10, municipal council, Baramulla.

The inquiry officer has been directed to submit a report within one month, the order states.

It is worthwhile to mention that the J&K Government had last removed the President of the municipal committee, Awantipora for abusing his official position—(KNO)

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