Fake Recruitment Scam: Court rejects bail plea of SA in Advocate General J&K’s office



SRINAGAR: Special Judge Anticorruption Kashmir C L Bavoria rejected the second time bail plea of Mohammad Yaqoob Bhat, Senior Assistant in the Advocate General Office, who was arrested by Crime Branch in alleged fake recruitment scam.
The FIR has been registered after receipt of a communication from Z A Dewani, (Administrative Officer, Office of Advocate General, J&K) alleging therein that fake orders bearing Nos 76 AG of 2021 and 79 AG of 2021 dated July 13, 2021 are being circulated on social media showing selection of 33 persons as Jr. Assistants and other 33 persons as Orderlies, however, no such order has been issued by the office of Advocate General, J&K.
Accordingly an enquiry was initiated by Crime Branch Kashmir and during the probe, it came to fore that some touts have conspired with Mohammad Yaqoob Bhat (Senior Assistant) posted in the office of the Advocate General, J&K who have lured the candidates on fake promise of providing jobs. During probe, it was also surfaced that some beneficiaries have transferred huge amount of money in account maintained in the name of Mohammad Yaqoob Bhat.
Special Judge Anti-corruption Kashmir C L Bavoria, after hearing both the sides observed that allegations against the petitioner as laid above are serious, grave and incriminating in nature and demonstrate his unprofessional conduct, unbecoming of a public servant with the eye on minting public money. From the evidence collected by the prosecution till date as reveals from police report & CD file, there are genuine reasonable grounds that petitioner has committed offences as referred in FIR. Therefore having considered the same in the light of the aforementioned judicial pronouncement, the incriminating material that has come fore against the petitioner during investigation, the stage is not right to grant bail in favour of the petitioner, the Court observed. “Concession of bail at this stage shall undeniably prejudice and obstruct further course of investigation as material witnesses being influenced with, cannot be ruled out,” the Court observed and rejected the bail application.