The State Vigilance Organization has registered cases against 200 government officials in the last three years for their alleged involvement in wrong doings.
As per the official figures of State Vigilance Organisation available with leading news agency, the anti-graft body has registered 196 cases against around 200 government officials since 2015 in the state.
As per these figures, the SVO registered 55 and 23 cases in Kashmir during 2015 and 2016, respectively. Till the month of August this year, the Vigilance Organisation has registered 19 cases in the valley.
In Jammu region, 43 and 27 FIRs were registered during 2015 and 2016, respectively. In the first eight month of this year, 29 cases have been registered.
These cases have been registered related to misuse of official position, corruption charges, disproportionate assets, illegal compensation, purchase of sub-standard drugs, illegal grant permission to constructions, irregularities in funds, backdoor appointments, and various other wrong doings.
Cases have also been registered against several senior bureaucrats and police officers.
During 2017, an FIR has been registered against senior officials of the Health and Medical Education Department for allegedly purchasing sub-standard drugs.
Cases have been registered against several former chief engineers of the PHE for allegedly having purchased substandard materials on exorbitant rates.
There are also cases against several engineers of Roads and Buildings Department for “misappropriation” of funds.
An official of the SVO said that the investigations were going in these cases. “We register cases only if there is some proof. In all these cases, there is some evidence based on which the FIRs have been registered,” the official said. “We do not registered FIR only on a mere complaint unless find some evidence,” he added.