He was pursuing his case for induction into KAS under technical quota
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JAMMU: The Crime Branch Jammu, on Wednesday arrested retrospectively superannuated Special Secretary (Legal) Home Department, J&K for forging his own date of birth.The Crime Branch Jammu arrested former Special Secretary (Legal) Home Department J&K, Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Ganai, son of Abdul Salam Ganai, resident of Hanjura, Tehsil Chadoora, District-Budgam who has been retrospectively superannuated by the Government as on March 31, 2019, the CB officials said.It has prima facie been established that Ghulam Mohi-Ud-Din Ganai forged and manipulated his own date of birth in his service records in connivance with others in order to take illegal monetary gains for himself and enjoy powers as Senior Legal Officer of the Union Territory, they said adding that the accused has been produced before the Court. Police remand has been granted for investigation of the case.The officials said that a written communication was made with Crime Branch Jammu, by the J&K Government along with allied documents including a written complaint lodged by Ghulam Mohd Bhat, son of Medha Bhat, resident of Hanjura Chadoora, alleging that Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Ganai who was till March 5, 2021 posted as Special Secretary (Legal) to Home Department J&K, has used his official position to grab money and enjoy power as a Senior Legal Officer.It was also alleged that the accused has forged and manipulated his own Date of Birth in official records, the CB officials said and added that as per his actual Date of Birth, he was supposed to have retired two years back in March, 2019.By forgery & manipulations, the CBV officials said, the accused has added four more years to his government service, at senior rank by taking undue advantage of his official position.With access to corridors of power of the time, the accused arose from a daily wager in the office of Executive Engineer, Electric Division, Budgam to Special Secretary (legal) to Government of Jammu & Kashmir by managing out of turn promotions which prima facie appear to be in violation of rules and regulations and would be probed.He had also unsuccessfully pursued his case for induction into KAS in technical quota.The accused passed equivalent of matriculation examination in 1980 as private candidate and joined as daily wager in the office of Executive Engineer Electric Division Budgam, the officials said adding that in 1985 he was regularized as Field Executive (Class-IV Employee).In 1989, the officials said, the accused was appointed as Public Law Officer, in the same office and climbing the ladder reached to the rank of Special Secretary (Legal) in J&K Government and interestingly the officer got all education equivalent of Higher Secondary and Graduation without attending any regular schools and colleges.On the basis of an enquiry conducted by the government, the CB officials said, the allegations of forgery and misuse of official position has been found to be prima-facie substantiated against the accused Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Ganai.Accordingly a formal criminal case has been registered under the relevant sections of law in Crime Branch Jammu for in-depth investigation for the omissions and commissions on the part of the accused and others.The accused has been retrospectively superannuated from service on March 5, 2021 by the Govt. w.e.f the date on which he should have retired, March 2019.After the arrest of the said accused, unverified complaints have started pouring in Crime Branch Jammu regarding more such cases of violation of rules, which will also be verified, the officials said.
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