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Manoj Sinha acts against corruption in J&K like a boss; Punishes corrupt officials

Last Updated on December 9, 2021 at 7:58 pm

Jammu and Kashmir recorded a significant decline in the number of corruption cases as the administration has taken a major step in punishing those involved in such crimes.

More than 100 prosecution sanctions have been given by the General Administration Department (GAD) during past three years to the Central Bureau of Investigation, Anti-Corruption Bureau and Crime Branch as per Daily Excelsior.

Timely directives issued by the Division Bench of the High Court in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) titled Sheikh Mohd Shafi and Another Versus Union of India and Others have led to improvement in granting prosecution sanction.

As per reports, the CBI, Jammu and Kashmir ACB and Crime Branch had submitted a total of 129 cases to the General Administration Department for grant of prosecution sanctions since January 1, 2019 till December 2, 2021 and of these sanctions have been accorded in 101 cases.

In the year 2019, 30 FIRs were received from these agencies in the GAD for prosecution sanction and the same was granted in 28 cases. Similarly, in the year 2020, a total of 39 FIR cases were received in the GAD for prosecution sanction and the same has been granted in 33 cases.

There were no progress for the prosecution sanction cases in past but after the continuous directives and monitoring of the Division Bench of the High Court headed by successive Chief Justices the situation has changed. The prosecution sanctions have been granted against several officers including those of All India Services and Jammu and Kashmir Administrative and Police Services.

Also the major scams happened in past, the concerned agencies have taken timely action against booked officers under repeated directives of the High Court.