ACB Files Chargesheet Against Former BDO For Misappropriation Of Funds

Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Monday produced a charge-sheet in the Anti-Corruption Court Baramulla in case FIR No. 33/2009 u/s 5(1) (c) (d) r/w 5(2) Jammu & Kashmir Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 and section 409, 420, 120-B RPC of police station ACB against Mohammad Ramzan Bhat the then BDO Gurez, Irshad Ahmad Lone the then Jr. Assistant BDO Office Gurez, Nazir Ahmad Lone (Govt. teacher) and Abdul Ahad Wani (Beneficiary).

In a statement, ACB said that the instant case was registered on the basis of an enquiry report of the then Additional District Development Commissioner, Bandipora.

The statement added that the enquiry was conducted in pursuance to Govt. Order No. No. 259-RD of 2007 dated 23-08-2007, forwarded by GAD through Dy. Secretary GAD to the erstwhile state Vigilance Organisation (Now ACB) to look into the allegations of misappropriation of funds in the office of Block Development Officer, Gurez.

The enquiry revealed that during the period of 2003-04, prior to fire incident in BDO’s Office Gurez, in march 2005, the then BDO, Gurez Muhammad Ramzan Bhat and Junior Assistant Irshad Ahmad Lone fraudulently drew an amount of Rs 17, 82,466/-. The withdrawal was made by issuing self drawl cheques, cheques of varying amounts in favour of some unknown co-operative agency and a cheque of Rs. 2.00 lakh in favour of one Abdul Ahad Wani against non-existent works.

On the basis of evidence, oral as well as documentary, collected during the course of investigation, a case for commission of offences u/s 5(1) (c) (d) r/w 5(2) Jammu & Kashmir Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 and section 409, 420, 120-B RPC has been prima facie established against accused persons and the chargesheet of the case has been produced in the court of law after obtaining sanction from the Government.

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