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SRINAGAR: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has presented charge-sheet against Dr Mohammad Abdullah, former Chief Medical Officer Budgam and others for an embezzlement of Rs 17 lakh.As per an official spokesperson, the sleuths of ACB presented charge-sheet in FIR No. 16/2015 registered under sections 5(1) (c) (d), read with 5(2) J&K of PC Act. Swt 2006 and sections 120-B, 409, 420, 467, 468 & 471 at Police Station ACB, before the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Court Srinagar against Dr Mohammad Abdullah, then CMO Budgamand others including a deceased official and private persons namely Mohammad Ayoub and Shahid Shabir. The official further said that instant case was registered on basis of outcome of verification conducted into allegations for embezzlement of Rs 17 lakh by the CMO Office Budgam during 2009-10. Out of funds allotted under Office Expenditure, the then CMO Budgam, hatched a criminal conspiracy with other accused officials and private persons, by resorting to fraudulent means, prepared fictitious/false bills in respect of purchase and repairs of vehicles and put the state exchequer to loss of Rs. 11,78,240. “It was also found during investigation that an amount of Rs 8,01,990 was found withdrawn by the accused Chief Medical Officer Budgam, in league with other accused persons on account of repairing of departmental vehicles and shown disbursed to private firms. The investigation further established that these vehicles were never repaired by the firm and payment was not received by firm,” he added.The official further said that investigation further revealed that a supply order for installation of two number of LED hoardings and production of short-films was placed in favour of M/S Oscar Cine Media Group Srinagar, without ascertaining reasonability of rates and without inducing competition with an excess amount of Rs. 88,250 by accused CMO Budgam, to the supplier firm. “All the accused persons except a deceased were presented before the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar, for further legal action. Further trial of the case will proceed in due course,” said the official adding that next date of the case has been fixed on January 28, 2022.
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