Charge sheet filed against J&K Govt officer

Anti Corruption Bureau produced chargesheet against Ghulam Mohidin, then Executive Director/Secretary, J&K, State Social Welfare Board before Anti Corruption Court Baramulla in a case regarding misappropriation of huge amount allotted for homeless people.

Re instant case vide FIR Number 10/2014 u/s 5(1)(c) r/w 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act & sections 409,420,468 RPC was registered in Police Station, Vigilance Organization Kashmir, pursuant to the outcome of a verification.

Investigation revealed that “Swadhar Shelter Home” was established in February 2006 at Branwari Kupwara for the people rendered homeless by high magnitude earthquake in October 2005. In the month of November 2007, it was vacated due to non-availability of funds and the inmates were asked to proceed to their native destinations.

The accused Ghulam Mohidin has shifted “Swadhar Shelter Home” from Branwari Kupwara to Chadoora Budgam in 2009 without requisite approval/permission of the Government. It was found that the destitute (widows/orphans) shown in “Swadhar Shelter Home” had never shifted to Chadoora Budgam.

It came out in investigation that that the accused had transferred an amount of Rs 2.50 lacs from the official bank account to Hafeeza Begum, resident of Firdous Colony Ali Jan Road Srinagar on account of purchase of 3 marla land for establishing of Widow Hall at Budgam which does not exist anywhere. It was found that accused had purchased 4 kanals and 3 Marlas of land from the lady in year 2009 at the rate of Rs 11 lakh per kanal for personal use and Rs 2,50,000 was part of the payment made to the land lady against this land.

The accused has also issued a bearer cheque Rs 50,000 from official account of Swadhar Shelter Home Kupwara in favour of one Mohammad Iqbal shah against purchase of grocery items, which has been denied by the said trader.

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