Forgery case in SMC | Court sends 6 accused to judicial remand

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A local court here today sent six persons including two SMC officials accused of forgery to judicial custody.

In a statement, the Crime Branch said it produced charge sheet in case FIR No. 55/2016 U/S 420, 468, 471, 120-B RPC against six persons, before the Court of Forest  Magistrate Srinagar . “The accused six persons are: Mymoona R/O Shalteng A/P Posted as clerk in SMC, Ghulam Mohidin Dar R/o Ganderbal (SMC), Mohammad Amin Shora resident of Darish Kadal Safakadal,

Bashir Ahmad Najar R/O Shalteng Pathpora Srinagar, Mohammad Shafi Batloo resident of Zaldagar, Ghulam Nabi Wani R/O Shaheed Gunj Srinagar,” Crime Branch said in a statement.

“The Crime Branch Kashmir had received a written communication, which inter alia revealed that Divisional Planner SMC Srinagar had detected four building permission cases (fast track), wherein the signatures of issuing authority have been forged . It is further alleged that the Health Officer SMC has noticed that the date of birth certificates are fake. Subsequently, a Preliminary Verification was initiated at Crime Branch Kashmir,” it said.

“During the course of investigation, it surfaced that the building permissions and DOB certificates have been issued fraudulently after resorting to forgery. These acts of omission and commission on the part of the accused persons, prima facie discloses commission of offences Punishable U/S 420, 468, 471, 120-B RPC and accordingly the instant case FIR No.55/2016 was registered.

The court sent all the six accused persons to judicial custody who have been lodged in Central Jail Srinagar,” it added.