Vigilance unearths scam worth Rs 22,11,89,400 in South Kashmir

KL Report


Challan of the biggest Embezzlement Scam produced by Vigilance Organization Kashmir against the accused persons for embezzlement of more than Rs. 22,00,00,000/- from the accounts of Collector Land Acquisition Pulwama out of funds meant for compensation to the land owners for four lanning of Highway.

According to local news agency KNS, Case FIR No. 37/2010 U/s 5(1) (c) 5(1) (d), 5(2) J&K P.C. Act 2006 R/W 120-B, 409, 468, 471 RPC was registered in Police Station vigilance Organization Kashmir on 08-11-2010 after the Government of J&K directed the investigation of the case to be taken up by State Vigilance Organization Kashmir. The case was initially investigated by Police Station Awantipora through FIR No. 174/2010 registered on 05-10-2010.

The investigation of the case was conducted by a Special Investigating Team headed by the Superintendent of Police (ABP) Vigilance Organization Kashmir which was concluded as proved against 75 accused persons including the then Collector Land Acquisition/ADC Pulwama and officers and officials of J&K Bank Business units Lethpora and Awantipora.

Investigation conducted revealed that the accused Collector Land Acquisition/ADC Pulwama namely Adil Rashid Naqash, accused Land Acquisition Clerk (LAC) of DC office Pulwama namely Parvez Indrabi, officers and officials of J&K Bank Awantipora and Lethpora including then Branch Head of J&K Bank Lethpora in league with the private accused person Farukh Jahanzeb @ Rinku S/o Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Bhat @ Mahi Pandit R/o Awantipora, Showkat Ahmad Dar and others hatched a conspiracy and in league with each other managed to embezzle Rs. 22,11,89,400/- from the official accounts of Collector Land Acquisition Pulwama illegally opened in business unit Lethpora of J&K Bank over a period of 18 months with full knowledge and active connivance between them. The money was initially transferred to the accounts of following persons on the basis of fake and fraud authority letters and even without any authority where from the money was distributed between the accused conspirators or utilized for raising immovable assets


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