Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Nov 17: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday produced a supplementary charge sheet against Mohammad Mujib- Ur-Rehman-Ghassi S/o Ghulam MohdGhassi R/o Syedpora, Harwan near Syedpora Bridge Tehsil and District Srinagar the then Registrar of Cooperative Societies J&K and Ashiq Hussain Syed Zia-Ud-Din R/o Chewdara Tehsil Berwah District Budgam then Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Societies J&K in the Rs 223 Crore JKSTCB (J&K State Cooperative Bank) loan Scam. Both accused were arrested prior to production of chargesheet and produced in Court for production of chargesheet. Both accused were remanded to Judicial custody by Court.
“The Case FIR 04/ 2020 which was registered against Mohammad Shafi Dar R/o MajeedBaghBarzulla Srinagar Chairman J&K State Co-operative Bank Ltd and others u/s 5(1) (d) r/w Section 5(2) PC Act and sections 465,467,468,471,120-B/RPC in ACB Srinagar for allegedly sanctioning loan to the tune of Rs. 250.00 Crores in favour of a non-existent Society under the name and style River Jhelum Co-operative House Building Society MagarmalBagh, Srinagar for the purposes of construction of a satellite Township at Shiv Pora Srinagar bypassing the Credit Policy of the bank and on the basis of false and fabricated documents, ACB had already filed a Charge Sheet on 08.11.2020 against Mohammad Shafi Dar the then Chairman of J&K State Co-operative Bank, Hilal Ahmad Mir Chairman and Abdul Hamid Hajam Secretary of the said in non-existent Co-operative Society. Further investigation of the case was in progress,” a spokesman of ACB said.
He said investigation has further revealed that Mujib Ur RehmanGhassi the then Registrar Co-operative Societies &Ashaq Hussain Dy. Registrar of the office of Registrar Co-operative Societies had issued a letter to J&K State Co-operative Bank under the signature of the Registrar despite knowing fully well that such a society did not exist after checking all the relevant office records.
“On the receipt of said letter loan to the tune of Rs. 223 Crore was sanctioned in favour of the said non-existent Co-operative Society by J&K State Co-operative Bank headed by accused Mohammad Shafi Dar, Chairman of the Bank,” he said.
The spokesman said investigation has further established that the agenda items of non-existent society were also created on 23.01.2019 before the sanction and disbursement of loan to the tune of Rs. 223 Crores. The Bye Laws of the said Society were created on 21.11.2019 fictitiously by ex Chairman of J&K State Co-operative Bank.
The next date of hearing in Court has been fixed on 23.11.2020.