SRINAGAR Crime Branch Kashmir has lodged an FIR against a senior bureaucrat for resorting to the change of date of birth in his service records.
According to official sources report was filed against Commissioner Secretary to the Government, ARI and Trainings Mohammad Merajudin Khan, a senior KAS officer by the Crime Branch Kashmir after it received a communication from Govt. through General Administrative Department.
GAD communication stated that as per records the available with it, the date of birth of Khan is 09-11-1958. The Government had to issued a notification with regard to the retirement of the said officer which is due on November 2018. Accordingly the officer was asked to submit his original Service-Book and date of birth certificate vide GAD O.M. dated 26-12-2017 followed by reminders but despite multiple reminders the officer did not furnish the requisite records. However on the basis of available records, the competent authority approved notification of his date of retirement as 30-11-2018. Later on the officer submitted his original service book in response to GAD communication No. GAD(Legal)F-78/2017 dated: 08-03-2018.
During the perusal of the service records it revealed his date of birth as 09-11-1961 which was found to be contradictory. In view of the contradictory DOB the matter was referred to the Director Forensic Science Laboratory J&K by GAD for examination.
“The FSL expert in its report vide No. 148-Doc dated. 27-08-2018 opined that the first page of the original service-book has been inserted at a later stage and the provisional certificate in the original service-book has been pasted on the typed certificate of Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. The accused dishonestly and fraudulently has thus resorted to change of his date of birth and the records on the service book thereof, with malafide intention to enhance his service period by about three years”.
Accordingly Case FIR No. 37/2018 U/S 420, 468 & 471 RPC was registered in Police Station Crime Branch Kashmir and investigation taken up. The accused was arrested on Friday (31-08-2018 and remains in the custody of Crime Branch Kashmir