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ACB produces charge-sheet against three Government officials

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Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday produced a charge-sheet against Sajad Hussain Mir, the then Warden Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyala Boniyar and others for misappropriation of the government funds.

According to a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), ABC produced charge-sheet in a case under FIR number 29/2014 before the Court of special Judge Anti-Corruption Baramulla for judicial determination against three accused public servants namely Sajad Hussain Mir, the then Warden KGBV Boniyar, Mehraj-ud-din Ahanger, the then Head Clerk in the office of ZEO Boniyar and Khalid Hussain Khan, the then ZEO Boniyar for commission of offences under section 5(1) (C) (D) r/w 5 (2) J&K P.C Act Svt; 2006 and 120-B RPC.

The instant case was registered on the outcome of a verification conducted into the allegations that these public servants have abused their official positions and have misappropriated a huge amount of Govt. funds that were released during the financial year 2013-14 for meeting out necessary scholastic, non-scholastic, curricular and other infrastructural activities in KGBV Boniyar, the statement said.

It added that the investigation conducted revealed that the government released an amount of Rs 62,18,767 under SSA Scheme for expenditure on account of purchase of uniforms, books, stationary items, medicines, bus fare, excursions and other necessary infrastructural activities in KGBV Boniyar during the financial year 2013-14. Besides an amount of Rs 92,857 was also available as previous balance in the official account number 1766 of KGBV Boniyar making the total as Rs 63,11,624.

The investigation revealed that only a meager amount of Rs. 8,26,620 was incurred for meeting out various requirements, activities in KGBV Boniyar while as the three accused public servants abusing their official positions and in league with one another and in furtherance of criminal conspiracy hatched among themselves have dishonestly and fraudulently misappropriated an amount of Rs 29,55,050 and thus caused a huge loss to the State exchequer.

The investigation also revealed that an addition amount of Rs. 20,00,000/- was also released in the official account of KGBV Boniyar on account of salary arrears of the teachers of the school during the financial year 2013-14.

Instead of disbursement of said amount among the concerned teachers, the accused public servants namely Sajad Hussain Mir, the then Warden KGBV Boniyar deposited the said amount into his personal accounts.

On the basis of facts and circumstances together with cogent and clinching evidence brought on record, the investigation established the commission of offences under section 5(1) (C) (D) r/w 5 (2) J&K P.C Act Svt; 2006 and 120-B RPC are made out against the above named accused public servants.

The next date of hearing has been fixed on 07-10-2021, the statement added. (KNO)