"The SVO today lodged an FIR into the illegal appointments made by then Custodian, Evacuee Property namely Abdul Majid Wans in connivance with Custodian General, Evacuee Property," an SVO spokesman said here.

He said the duo had allegedly appointed two relatives of Wani in 2003 and 2005 violating the guidelines and the beneficiaries were later promoted as Junior Assistants during the year 2004-05 on pick and choose basis.

"Khurshid Ahmad Khanday and Javid Ahmad Bhat, the brother-in-law and cousin respectively of the then Custodian were appointed in the department initially on consolidated basis on monthly wages and thereafter within a short span of time regularized these beneficiaries as orderlies in a graded pay scale," the spokesman said.

"It is further alleged that these engagements and their subsequent regularization and promotions were thus based on back door entry, nepotism and favouritism, whereas the genuine and deserving candidates were not given a chance to compete in the process of engagement or proper recruitment in utter violation of rules and regulations," he added.

Further investigation into the case is on.


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