Srinagar, Aug 7 (GNS): Crime Branch Kashmir conducted raids at a number of places in Srinagar in connection with the illegal structures including shopping malls amid complaints about the involvement of top Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) officials.
Official sources told GNS that the Crime branch Kashmir started raids across the city early Friday morning and continued it for better part of the day.
Confirming it, a senior Crime Branch officer told GNS that there have been numerous allegations that SMC top brass has allowed illegal structures including shopping malls to come up without following the due procedures against illegal gratifications. “There also are complaints that some shopping complex have been allowed without provision of mandatory parking spaces. Also numerous complaints have been received that where the officials of the SMC have allowed large deviation of building permissions,” the officer said, adding, “At instances, there are complaints that some structures have been allowed without even permission.”
All the complaints, the officer said, are being looked into. “Those found at fault inkling senior and middle rung officials will be dealt with in accordance with law,” the officer added. (GNS)