Village head arrested for siphoning off material
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 14:37
Srinagar: A recently-elected village head and a blacksmith have been arrested for allegedly siphoning off construction material belonging to the Public Health Engineering Department in Central Kashmir's Budgam district.

Ghulam Nabi Shah, a resident of Kaichgeer in Khasahib area, 25 kms from here, was arrested along with blacksmith Altaf Ahanger, in connection with the pilferage of 22 water supply pipes, officials said on Tuesday.

They said Shah, a contractor with the PHE department, was elected as a village head during the recently-held panchayat elections in the state.

Police has registered a case under Sections 409 RPC (criminal breach of trust by public servant or agent), 413 RPC (habitually dealing in stolen property) against the duo.


First Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 14:37

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