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Crime Branch books PDD officials for fraud, Transfer Govt money to personal and family accounts


Srinagar, July 11, CNS:
Crime  Branch Kashmir has registered a case against a Power Development Department employees for transferring government money to his personal and family bank accounts.

A Crime Branch official said that it received a complaint  against one  Mushtaq Ahmed Malik  of Argam Bandipora, the Senior Assistant in the office of Executive engineer, Electric Division Sumbal, who has  supposedly drawn bills of the department amounting to Crores of Rupees  and  credited into his personal  account and the accounts of  his family  members in different Banks.

The suspect has managed  to transfer/credit an amount of Rs. 5 Crore 72 lacs and 52 thousands  in his personal Account number  and account numbers of his  family members  and earned an amount of Rs 43.82 lacs  as interest in the  Bank Accounts  operated  by him and his family members in different branches of  J&K Bank. The Bank Accounts unearthed so for  stand frozen.

The said suspect has been found to have  fraudulently drained  an amount of Rs.5 crore, 72 lakh and 52 thousands  from official account NO. 0089010200012 standing in the name of Executive Engineer  Electric Division Sumbal, and credited/transferred dishonestly and fraudulently into 22 Account numbers  maintained and operated in the name of the accused and his family members.

The acts committed and omitted on part of accused prima-facie disclose commission of offences punishable under section 420 RPC r/w5(2) P.C Act .Accordingly  case vide FIR number 25/2018  was registered  in Police Station Crime Branch Kashmir..

During the search of the house of the accused in presence of Magistrate and  independent witnesses and lady contingent, important documents relating to the case and appointment orders  of officials in PDD were recovered, besides other relevant  material  like  official seals and original  certificates of  some  un-related persons were also recovered.

The accused Mushtaq  Ahmed Malik  has been taken into custody and is being questioned. Investigation of the case is going on and further searches and arrests are expected. (CNS)