Muzaffarabad: (Azadi Times – News Desk ) Azad Jammu and Kashmir High Court dismissed the writ petition by two former administrators of Municipal Corporation Rawalakot against providing available records to the Accountability Bureau for anti-corruption investigation.
Directed the Accountability Bureau to continue the investigation against this institution. This request was given to the Accountability Bureau of Azad Kashmir on behalf of the people of Rawalakot by Afnan Nawaz, Ayaz Rafiq, Sardar Saud Iftikhar, and Abid Saeed about three years ago.
In this charge sheet consisting of 08 attributes, allegations of serious corruption were made against the municipal corporation, which previously had the status of a municipality. sent a 21-point letter asking the department for records from 2005 to 2021 and expressing displeasure that the department did not respond to the earlier letter in its spirit.
Instead of responding to the orders of the Corporation, a writ petition was filed in the High Court on behalf of the administrators Sardar Muhammad Zafar Khan and Sardar Zakir Sher Afzal, who was appointed during the periods of two different governments, in which the Accountability Bureau made Azad Kashmir a party.
Further proceedings were sought to be restrained. The court issued an injunction and the Corporation orders an FIR against an ex-officer of its own office at the City Police Station, Rawalakot, and also an ex parte judgment from the Sessions Court, Rawalkot. It was found that the said official had stolen official records.
Also, he took an affidavit from some of the ad-hoc employees of the office and presented it to the accountability bureau including the court, in which serious allegations were made against the employee who had been transferred.
When the said employee appealed to the High Court against the decision of the Sessions Court, the High Court heard all writ petitions of the same nature. The petitioner Afnan Nawaz did not withdraw.
Now the AJK High Court also suspended the judgment of the Sessions Court and rejected the stand of the Municipal Corporation while disposing of the writ petition and directed the Accountability Bureau to continue its proceedings.