Misappropriation of funds: ACB produced chargesheet against then BDO Gurez, others

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JAMMU: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) produced chargesheet in Anti-Corruption Court Baramulla in case FIR number 33/2009 under sectuion 5(1) (c) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 and section 409, 420, 120-B RPC of P/S VOK now ACB against Mohammad Ramzan Bhat, then BDO Gurez, Irshad Ahmad Lone, then Jr. Assistant BDO Office Gurez, Nazir Ahmad Lone (Govt. teacher) and Abdul Ahad Wani (Beneficiary).
The case was registered on the basis of an enquiry report of the then Addl. District Development Commissioner (ADDC), Bandipora. The enquiry was conducted in pursuance to Govt. Order No. 259-RD of 2007 dated 23-08-2007, forwarded by GAD through Dy. Secretary GAD to State Vigilance Organisation (Now ACB) to look into the allegations of misappropriation of funds in the office of Block Development Officer (BDO), 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 Mohd. Ramzan Bhat and Junior Assistant Irshad Ahmad Lone fraudulently drew an amount of Rs 17, 82,466.
The drawal was made by issuing self drawls 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 Ab. 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 under section 5(1) (c) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K 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.
The next date of hearing has been fixed on 11.05.2021.