Crime Branch Challans 20 Persons In Fake Appointment Scam In MC Kokernag

SRINAGAR: The Crime Branch Kashmir Tuesday produced Challan in Case FIR No. 22/2011 against 20 accused persons, related to fake appointments in Municipal Committee Kokernag, before the Court of Special Judge Anti Corruption Anantnag.

As per the official handout of the Crime Branch Kashmir, they had received a court order to enquire as to whether the appointments have been made in accordance with the rules and regulations governing the recruitment as incorporated under J&K Civil Services (classifications, control & appeal) Rules 1956.

“During the course of the investigation, the records having bearing on the subject were seized and the statements of the persons acquainted with the facts were recorded. The perusal of the seized records and recorded statements established that accused No. 1 Dost Mohammad Khan was holding the charge of Administrator Notified Area Committee (NAC) Kokernag from June 1996 to March 2000. As per the records, the beneficiaries were appointed on different posts whose appointment orders are purported to have been signed by Accused No. 1,” the statement reads.

“During the course of the investigation, it surfaced that as per section 52 of SRO 528 of 1974, the accused Dost Mohammad Khan was empowered to appoint employees with a monthly salary less than Rs. 170. But the accused Dost Mohammad Khan had not followed the norms and directives according to SRO 528 Dated 21.10.1974 while making these appointments.”

“Pertinent to mention here, that the grade which exceeds Rs. 170/= per month and does not exceed Rs. 250/= per month did not fall incompetence of accused Dost Mohammad Khan. It also surfaced during the investigation that the accused persons S.No 09 to 20 were found to have illegally and dishonestly appointed by Accused No.2 by making fake entries in the service books of the said accused beneficiaries,” the statement reads further.

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