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Action against 112 officials for drawing salary of non-existent employees

Last Updated on August 13, 2021 at 7:47 pm

A charge sheet has been produced against 112 officials of J&K government by Crime Branch (CB) Kashmir including two then Executive Engineers for misappropriation of funds in drawing the salary of the non-existent employees.

The CB said that the charge sheet was produced in case FIR No. 25/2018 U/S 420, 409, 467, 468, 471,120-B, 201-RPC r/w 5(2) PC Act of Police Station Crime Branch Kashmir against Mohammad Yousuf Baba, the then Executive Engineer, Power Development Department (PDD) Sumbal; Aftab Ahmad Khan, the then Executive Engineer, PDD Sumbal; Mushtaq Ahmad Malik, the then Senior Assistant, PDD Sumbal; Riyaz Ahmad Wani, the then Junior Assistant, PDD Sumbal; Ab. Khaliq Dar, the then Helper, PDD Sumbal; Shazia Ahad, the then Junior Assistant, PDD Sumbal; Ab. Rashid Bhat, the then Head Assistant, PDD, Submal; Farooq Ahmad Banday, the then Head Assistant, PDD, Sumbal; Hilal Ahmad Naik, the then Head Assistant, PDD Sambal; Ghulam Hassan Malik, the then Junior Assistant, PDD, Sumbal; Farooq Ahmad Khan, the then AAO, PDD, Sumbal; Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, the then AAO, PDD, Sumbal and Ghulam Mohi-Ud-Din Sofi, the then AAO, PDD, Sumbal.

The charge sheet was produced against 112 officials of PDD, Finance, J&K Bank and 45 fake employees.

As per reports, the prime accused Mushtaq Ahmad Malik along with other accused officers/ officials have embezzled an amount of more than Rs 7.25 crores by adopting modus operandi of drawl of illegal salary of 02 non-existent employees, illegal regular salary of 5 retired employees and drawl of illegal arrears in respect of 301 PDD employees.

Moreover, CB said that fake service books of 45 employees were prepared. “The illegal salary drawn by these fake employees from the year 2003, amounts to more than Rs 7.41 crores,” the CB said.CB said that the accused persons in criminal conspiracy with each other and by abuse of their official positions have embezzled a total amount of more than Rs 14.72 crore.