Jammu: The ruling PDP’s Gujjar leader Choudhary Zafar Ali Khatana has been accused of corruption and embezzlement on account of helping in the Gujjar Community and it’s people.
On Sunday at Press Club, Khatana was accused of accumulating more than 400 crores, which includes a prime property at the posh friends colony, Srinagar.
The minister on Sunday quit the party, alleging PDP had become a hub of corrupt people.
Khatana’s resignation from the PDP came on the second death anniversary of party founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
He demanded a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the assets of ministers and their relatives.
He enjoyed the status of Minister of State (MoS) in the government.
Referring to his resignation from the board, he said his mission was to serve the deprived Gujjar and Bakerwal community but he found that the board was a “mere eyewash” as vice chairman could do nothing to mitigate their problems.
“The government has destroyed the tribal community and there was none who can listen to their grievances,” he alleged.
He accused Tribal Affairs Minister Choudhary Zulfkar Ali of “amassing huge wealth” and asked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to order a probe against him.
Khatana alleged that the Gujjar-Bakerwal community was being denied job opportunities and benefits of reservation and promotions.