KL NEWS NETWORK
The controversy raging over the handing over the solar power project to a Chennai based company Wednesday saw one Adil Mustafa Khan claiming to be one of the shareholders of the project. He claimed that he has provided land for the project.
Khan, who claims that he is director of one of the companies having shares in the to-be-installed solar projects in Kathua, has been involved in a “job racket case” and a FIR stand registered against him and two others in Jammu police station.
Reports suggest that Adil, impersonating as KAS officer, was self-styled director of “J&K Rural Development Co-ordination Society” – an “NGO giving jobs”.
In November 2013, Jammu police unearthed the major job racket which was run in the name of Government of India. The racketeers had allotted fake job letters to 40 youth. However, they were not paid any salary.
Police also freezed their account in Jammu and Kashmir Bank carrying Rs 30 lakh worth cash.
The office of J&K Rural Development Co-ordination Society located at Gole Puli, Talab Tillo which ws later sealed by the police. The accused had put a sign board mentioning that their NGO was registered by GoI.
The three accused were identified as Adil Mustafa Khan son of Ghulam Mustafa Khan, a resident of Awantipora, then putting up at Janipura Colony, who claimed himself as Director of the Society, Jatinder Kumar son of Daya Ram of Miran Sahib and Iftiar Ahmad Peerzada son of Ghulam Ahmad R/o Rawalpora, Srinagar both of whom had styled themselves as Members.
The police from Nowabad police station were approached by some youth who had been cheated on the name of unemployment.
When SHO Nowabad Jaipal Sharma raided the office of the Society at Gole Puli, Talab Till, he arrested three persons including Adil Mustafa.
The trio would issue advertisements in the newspapers announcing 1500 jobs with pay ranging from Rs 3500 to Rs 45,000.
Every applicant would pay an amount of Rs 2000 for the application form Jammu and Kashmir Bank’s Talab Tillo branch against a receipt. Then the accused would issue fake appointment letters on behalf of the Society.
At least 40 such youth were appointed on different posts, however, none of them had been paid any salary.
Police, after investigation, had said that a total of 14 persons had formed the Society, however, their claim of being GoI registered was false. “The accused were running a big racket to mint the money by cheating the unemployed youth,” the police had said.
A case against the accused had been registered under FIR No. 179 and Sections 419, 420 and 120-B RPC at Nowabad police station.