Huge quantity of PHE pipes kept dumped in 3 shops seized in Poonch

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Poonch, June 24: Police have found huge quantity of water pipes of Public Health Engineering (PHE) dumped for last several years in three shops at Kotan Mendhar here, officials said.

Based on the specific information, police carried out a special raid. They said PHE officials were summoned and the shutters of shops unlocked. Inside the shops, the pipes which are government property and meant to be used for the people good were found, they said.

“The pipes were seized as police put two locks, one belonging to the police and the other of the PHE department,” the official said.

Meanwhile an FIR (No. 243) under section 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant) and 109 (abetment, dealing with giving and acceptance of bribe) was lodged in Mendhar Police station.

SSP Poonch Dr. Vinod Kumar said confirmed that investigations have been started. “Whosoever is found to be involved will face the action under law,” he said.

Deputy Commissioner Poonch Inder Jeet said that if someone commits wrong he would not be spared. “Action as per law will be taken,” he said. gns

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