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Estate office's clerk, SI dismissed in graft case

The UT estate officer-cum-deputy commissioner dismissed a sub-inspector (enforcement) and a clerk working with the estate office from service in a nine-year-old corruption case with immediate effect.

chandigarh Updated: Nov 25, 2013 22:31 IST
HT Correspondent

The UT estate officer-cum-deputy commissioner dismissed a sub-inspector (enforcement) and a clerk working with the estate office from service in a nine-year-old corruption case with immediate effect.

The erring officials are clerk Rama Kant Mishra and sub-inspector Ram Kishan.

Both officials were booked for cheating under various sections of the Indian Penal Code in 2004 for committing various irregularities regarding allotment of sites in Vikas Nagar and Mauli Jagran Colony during the rehabilitation scheme of Labour Colony, Sector 31, with the connivance of bogus allottee and officers of estate office.

In five cases, Mishra forged the documents to make allotment of tenements to ineligible persons. After the fraud came to light, five corruption cases were filed in the court against Mishra on August 8, 2004. The court in 2009 held the accused guilty in all cases.

Similarly, Kishan was also found guilty of misusing his official position in two cases of inserting the name of bogus persons on the application form for allotment. All forged documents were prepared by Mishra.

UT deputy commissioner Mohammed Shayin in his orders stated that there is no need for holding further inquiry into the matter and there is sufficient evidence as aforementioned on the record of this office. Hence, considering the said facts brought on record, Mishra and Kishan are hereby dismissed from service.

In recent past, Shayin dismissed four employees working in different departments under him in September. On September 23, a junior assistant working with estate office was dismissed from service for irregularities while on September 18, a clerk posted at the election department was terminated from service for remaining absent from duty. On September 10, two officials of UT Red Cross Society were dismissed for failing to perform their duties, which led to financial loss to society.