The Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organization registered a case against two government officials for alleged misappropriation of over Rs. 19L in Kishtwar district.
After screening of records between May 2008 and August 2010, a case was filed against then Assistant Director of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCSCA) department, Kishtwar Zaffarullah Batt, and Tehsil Supply Officer (TSO) Saroop Chand, a spokesman said.
The screening revealed that Chand and Batt in connivance prepared forged record by showing disbursement of the amount among the people, who were not found during the probe, the spokesman said.
He said officials in sheer abuse of their official position and under a criminal conspiracy misappropriated the amount, causing huge loss to the state exchequer.
The investigation has been conducted in the case.
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