Looting Public exchequer: In Kangan BDO constructs toilet, MLA’s dismantles

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Wahid Bhat

SRINAGAR:  Amid tall claims of good governance and development, the public money is being looted and wasted for self-interests by the people at helm of affairs.

In such a similar case at Kangan area of Ganderbal district, the Block Development Office (BDO) constructs a toilet at Damping Park Kichp0ra unnecessarily.

Interestingly despite have two existing toilets constructed by J&K Police and Tourism one each, the department sanctioned another just to waste money.

The irony is that the construction of the toilet was latter stopped and dismantled on the direction of concern Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Main Altaf. Sources told PTK that the concern MLA is allotting government construction works to blue eyed persons in the constituency adding that this particular construction become victim of political interference, hence the money utilised from the public exchequer was wasted.

Sources told PTK Tehsildar approved the construction of toilet but after completion of 60% of work, it was dismantled, hence wasting public money for self-interests.

Locals told PTK that there was no need of another toilet and if the department purchased huge construction material and almost erected the construction, what was need to dismantle it?.

“They give benefits to their relatives; friends and business partners, latter dismantle for self-interests and wasting public money invested.

When contacted, Tehsildar Kangan Mushtaq Ahmad told Press Trust of Kashmir that the concern MLA asked to stop work adding that “what can we do?”.

When contacted, MLA Kangan Main Altaf he refused to comment over the issue. He said, “Do whatever you want to do. Why should i give answer to you”. (PTK)