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Crime Branch books PDD officials for fraud, Transfer Govt money to personal and family accounts
Srinagar, July 11, (Agencies) Crime Branch Kashmir has registered a case against a Power Development Department employees for transferring government money to his personal and family bank accounts.
A Crime Branch official said that it received a complaint against one Mushtaq Ahmed Malik of Argam Bandipora, the Senior Assistant in the office of Executive engineer, Electric Division Sumbal, who has supposedly drawn bills of the department amounting to Crores of Rupees and credited into his personal account and the accounts of his family members in different Banks.
The suspect has managed to transfer/credit an amount of Rs. 5 Crore 72 lacs and 52 thousands in his personal Account number and account numbers of his family members and earned an amount of Rs 43.82 lacs as interest in the Bank Accounts operated by him and his family members in different branches of J&K Bank. The Bank Accounts unearthed so for stand frozen.
The said suspect has been found to have fraudulently drained an amount of Rs.5 crore, 72 lakh and 52 thousands from official account NO. 0089010200012 standing in the name of Executive Engineer Electric Division Sumbal, and credited/transferred dishonestly and fraudulently into 22 Account numbers maintained and operated in the name of the accused and his family members.

The acts committed and omitted on part of accused prima-facie disclose commission of offences punishable under section 420 RPC r/w5(2) P.C Act .Accordingly case vide FIR number 25/2018 was registered in Police Station Crime Branch Kashmir..

During the search of the house of the accused in presence of Magistrate and independent witnesses and lady contingent, important documents relating to the case and appointment orders of officials in PDD were recovered, besides other relevant material like official seals and original certificates of some un-related persons were also recovered.
The accused Mushtaq Ahmed Malik has been taken into custody and is being questioned. Investigation of the case is going on and further searches and arrests are expected.
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