HC Directs J&K Bank To Conclude Enquiry & Initiate Action Against The Alleged Appointments

Srinagar, August 07: High Court of J&K directed the J&K Bank to conclude the enquiry and initiate action against the alleged appointments in a time bound manner.

The Court directed the bank to take the requisite record from the court and from the office of Anti-Corruption Bureau as early as possible and complete the action in time bound manner and not keep the same pending for years.

Bank counsel submitted before the court that two FIRs have been registered with the allegation of illegal appointments in the bank. He submitted before the court that voluminous record was seized by ACB and there are approximately 2800 employees who may be affected & the bank has constituted a high level Committee to go into all aspects of the appointments made. A direction is also on bank to initiate departmental action in the matter.

He further informed the court that an application filed by the bank before trial court for seeking copies of seized record as in absence of the record enquiry could not be completed. Bank counsel submitted before the bench that as soon as the complete record is received the committee constituted will proceed ahead to discharge the duty assigned to bank. It is mentioned that court has recently directed for release of salary of these employees which was withheld on the directions of trial court