Jammu & Kashmir

JMC councilor removed for ‘abusing official position’, says JK Admin

Jammu Municipal Corporation office.

‘Jyoti Devi was caught red handed by ACB officials while accepting Rs 1000 bribe’

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has removed a councilor of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) on the grounds of abusing of her official powers.

The Housing and Urban Development Department (H&UDD) has ordered removal of Jyoti Devi, councillor, Jammu Municipal Corporation, who was caught red handed by sleuths of the Anti—Corruption Bureau (ACB) while accepting Rs 1000 as bribe.

“Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 34(I) (b) of The Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Corporation Act, 2000, the government hereby removes Smt Jyoti Yadav, councillor, ward No 53, from her office on the ground of abuse of her official powers, with immediate effect,” reads an order issued by the H&UDD, a copy of which is news agency Kashmir News Observer.

This is the second such action in the past two years. Earlier, it had removed president municipal committee Awantipora Bashir Ahmad Bhat for “abusing” official powers.

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