Crime Branch has registered case against a police officer of J&K police for “tampering his service record”
Case (FIR No. 28/2017 u/s 420, 467, 468, 471,RPC) has been registered against ASI Maqbool Ahmed Sheikh S/o Lassa Sheikh R/o Sarkoot Kishtwar for tampering his service record by changing his date of Birth from 22-09- 1952 to 1958 and “consequently has availed the benefits of extended age of retirement through fraudulent means, thus conferring undue benefit upon himself and causing loss to the state exchequer that prima facie constitute offences punishable under law,” Crime Branch said in a statement.
“A complaint in this regard was received wherein it has been alleged that one Maqbool Ahmed Sheikh S/o Lassa Sheikh R/o Sarkoot Kishtwar working as Assistant Sub-Inspector in J&K Police with a criminal and dishonest intention tampered his service record by changing his Date of Birth from 22-09- 1952 to 1958,” the statement said adding, that “further that all the colleagues and even the juniors of the said ASI Maqbool Ahmed Sheikh have already retired from the services during the year 2010-2012 and he has drawn extra salary for about 6 years and even got one extra promotion.”
On verification the allegations were found correct, resulting in the registration of the instant FIR u/s 420, 467, 468, 471 RPC and investigation of the case has been taken up, the statement said.