Former Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Justice Bashir Ahmad Khan was today sworn in as the new chairman of the State Accountability Commission (SAC)– the state’s three-member anti-graft body.
Khan was administered the oath of office by Governor N N Vohra at Raj Bhavan.
Two other members of the Commission–former High Court judges, Justices Bashir Ahmad Kirmani and J P Singh–were also sworn in.
Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, his Cabinet colleagues and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah were among others who were present at the function.
The revival of the SAC was part of PDP-BJP coalition Government’s “agenda of alliance”.
The Commission remained non-functional since August 20 last year after its Chairperson Justice (retd) Y P Nargotra and one of the two members Justice (retired) Imtiyaz Hussain completed their terms in office