Kishtwar, May 27
Appreciating the steps taken by the Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana for conducting verification of works executed under CDF and MPLAD, District President People’s Democratic Party Kishtwar Sheikh Nasir Hussain has said that this bold decision taken by the Deputy Commissioner will help in keeping check over the misuse of funds worth crores meant for the development of the area.
In a statement issued to press, Sheikh Nasir has said that need of the hour is to conduct a thorough enquiry into the execution of works not only during the current year but for the last two decades as it has been learnt that crores of funds have been misused during the previous regimes. Nasir has said that he has been repeatedly raising the issue of misuse of crores of rupees by Congress MLA from Inderwal and demanding an enquiry. Despite bringing the matter to the notice of the authorities concerned no action has been taken so far. Sheikh Nasir has disclosed that there is massive abuse of constituency Development Funds by the MLA in Inderwal and in a recent case which has come to fore lakhs of rupees have been released against a non-existing work that too falling in another constituency.
While giving more details Nasir has said that payment has been released through Block Development Officer Drabshalla in the name of Thathri-Drabshalla alternate road, where as no work of proposed alternate road has been executed in any panchayat of block Drabshalla. He has further said that identification of work and issuance of release letter by the MLA despite knowing the fact that no work of such nature has been executed in his constituency makes it clear that he is responsible for this misappropriation and on his patronage the then BDO who was also placed under suspension for several frauds and other officials have prepared false bills and completed the formalities on papers to carry out the scam. PDP district President has appealed the higher authorities to conduct a separate enquiry through some independent and special team to verify the works executed in Inderwal during the last 15 years under the head CDF and MPLAD.