SRINAGAR: The Crime Branch Kashmir on Monday produced a charge sheet against a former cashier of District Police Lines (DPL) Srinagar involving alleged embezzlement of salaries and General Provident Fund (GPF) of the police personnel.
According to a statement issued by the Crime branch Kashmir, the charge sheet was produced against Absar Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Aziz Dar a resident of Solina Srinagar in case FIR No. 86/2004 U/S 409 RPC 5(2) PC Act of P/S Shaheed Gunj before the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar.
“The case pertains to embezzlement, on account of salaries and General Provident Fund (GPF) released from the treasury, by the accused person,” said the CBK in a statement.
“The brief facts of the case are that the officials of District Police Lines (DPL) Srinagar reported non-disbursal of their salaries/ GP fund by the cashier of DPL namely Absar Ahmad Dar,” it said.
“Consequent upon the complaint by the employees of District Police Lines Srinagar, the IGP Kashmir Zone ordered to carry out the audit of accounts of DPL Srinagar,” it added.
The CBK said that the audit so conducted for the period from 02/2001 to 09/08/2004 observed that an amount of rupees 44, 90,486 was not disbursed by the concerned cashier among the employees of DPL Srinagar as he allegedly had embezzled the said amount.
Accordingly, case FIR No. 86/2004 U/S 409,467,468,471 RPC was registered against the accused in Police Station Shaheed Gunj Srinagar and an investigation was taken up.
The case was transferred to Crime Branch Kashmir vide PHQ order No. 3404 of 2004 dated 09-10-2004 for further investigation.
“During the course of the investigation, it transpired that accused Absar Ahmad No.04/S posted as cashier DPL Srinagar was assigned the work of disbursing of pay/ supplementary pay/arrears /GP Fund/General arrears of Executive Police. The accused remain posted as a cashier at DPL Srinagar from 2001 up August-2004 when the embezzlement came to fore.”
The investigation conducted substantiated that the total amount misappropriated by the accused cashier, worked out to the tune of Rs. 44, 90,486 out of which Rs.26, 03,125 were recovered and disbursed, he said.
Accordingly, offences U/S 409 RPC & 5(2) PC Act were found established against the accused Absar Ahmad Dar, the official said. “Investigation with regard to the role of other suspects is underway and a supplementary charge sheet will be produced before the Court of law in due course of time.”