SRINAGAR: The Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) has produced the charge sheet before the Hon’ble Court of Mobile Magistrate, 13th Finance Commission Srinagar against a lady from Srinagar for fraudulently drawing pension money after her mother’s death.
According to a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the brief facts of the case are that CBK received a complaint from Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), alleging therein that Mukhta from Srinagar’s Habakadal was receiving Freedom Fighter Pension of her husband Mohammad Maqbool Wani through in JK Bank Branch, Zaldagar Srinagar.
The CBK, in its press release, said that Mukhta being aged and weak authorized her daughter Firdousa through a Power of Attorney to receive her pension from the JK Bank. “Mukhta passed away on 18 December 2012, but her daughter continued to draw pension on behalf of her deceased mother till December 2014,” read the press release.
During the course of the investigation, it was established that the accused Firdousa continued to draw pension after the death of her mother “dishonestly and fraudulently”. “The accused, despite having the knowledge, has drawn on behalf of her deceased mother and has thereby deceived the authorities to confer a wrongful gain of an amount of RS. 3.82 lacs upon herself against corresponding loss to the state Exchequer,” it read.