Srinagar: The Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) Thursday produced a charge sheet against five persons in a fraud case.
A statement of CBK issued here said that the charge sheet was produced in a case FIR No 09/2017 under Section 420, 468, 471, and 120-B of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) against five persons Fazi Begum of Lurgam Tral; Abdul Rashid Laway of Lurgam Tral; Ali Muhammad Wani of H No 427 I/D Government Housing Colony, Bemina, Srinagar, the then Executive Engineer R&B Division, Pulwama; Harbajan Singh of Baygund Tral, the then Junior Assistant and Ayaz Mushtaq Bhat of Simnaniya Colony Karewa Kulgam, the then Assistant Accounts Officer R&B Division Pulwama, before the Court of Special Mobile Magistrate, Pulwama.
It said that CBK received a complaint alleging therein that Abdul Rashid Laway, an employee of R&B Division Pulwama had fraudulently prepared a fictitious family pension case of his father in favour of his wife in place of the actual claimant.
“Subsequently a PV under No 126/15 was initiated at CBK. During the inquiry, it was revealed that the accused persons in furtherance of criminal conspiracy with the concerned officials of R&B Division Pulwama resorted to falsification of documents and thereby processed a family pension case in favour of the daughter-in-law of the deceased or the wife of the accused and reflected Fazi Begum as the wife of Abdul Rahim Laway (deceased). Based on false documents the family pension was settled by the competent authority and the amount was found to have been received as pension by the wife of the accused, as the actual claimant Janna had passed before the death of Laway,” the statement said.
It said that the act of omission and commission on the part of the accused persons prima facie disclosed the commission of offense punishable under Section 420, 468, 471 of the RPC, and accordingly an instant case was registered at Police Station CBK and investigation started.
The statement said that during the investigation, it was established that the accused persons in criminal conspiracy with each other prepared the illegal pension case by preparing a fake pension book, descriptive roll certificate, and life certificate in favour of Fazi Begum, which caused loss of Rs 9.5 lakh to the state exchequer.