Srinagar Resident Booked In Embezzlement Case

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Srinagar: The Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) on Monday produced a challan against a Srinagar resident for his alleged involvement in embezzlement, on account of salaries and General Provident Fund (GPF) released from treasury.

In a statement, CBK said that a challan was produced against Absar Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Aziz Dar of Solina Srinagar in a case under FIR number 86/2004 under section 409 RPC 5(2) PC Act of Police Station Shaheed Gunj before the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar.

The case pertains to embezzlement, on account of salaries and General Provident Fund (GPF) released from treasury, by the accused person, the statement said.

“The brief facts of the case are that the officials of District Police Lines (DPL) Srinagar reported non-disbursal of their salaries/ GP fund by the cashier of DPL namely Absar Ahmad Dar,” the statement said.

It added that consequent upon the complaint by the employees of District Police Lines Srinagar, the IGP Kashmir Zone ordered to carry out the audit of accounts of DPL Srinagar.

“The audit so conducted for the period from 02/2001 to 09/08/2004 observed that an amount of rupees 44, 90,486 was not disbursed by the concerned cashier among the employees of DPL Srinagar as he allegedly had embezzled the said amount.”

Accordingly, CBK said that a case under FIR number 86/2004 under section 409, 467, 468, 471 RPC was registered against the accused in Police Station Shaheed Gunj Srinagar and investigation was taken up.

“The case was transferred to Crime Branch Kashmir vide PHQ order No. 3404 of 2004 dated 09-10-2004 for further investigation. During the course of investigation it transpired that accused Absar Ahmad No.04/S posted as cashier DPL Srinagar was assigned the work of disbursing of pay/ supplementary pay/arrears /GP Fund/General arrears of Executive Police. The accused remain posted as cashier at DPL Srinagar from 2001 up August-2004 when the embezzlement came to fore,” the statement said.

“Investigation conducted substantiated that the total amount misappropriated by the accused cashier, worked out to the tune of Rs. 44, 90,486/- out of which Rs.26, 03,125 were recovered and disbursed. Accordingly offences U/S 409 RPC & 5(2) PC Act were found established against the accused Absar Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Aziz Dar, a resident of Solina, Srinagar. Investigation with regard to the role of other suspects is underway and a supplementary charge sheet will be produced before the Court of law in due course of time,” CBK added.

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