Srinagar: Crime Branch Jammu has arrested Special Secretary (Legal) Home Department J&K, Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Ganai S/O Abdul Salam Ganai R/O Hanjura, Tehsil Chadoora, District-Budgam, who has been retrospectively superannuated by the Govt. as on 31st March, 2019.
“It has prima facie been established that Ganai forged and manipulated his own date of birth in his service/official records in connivance with others in order to take illegal monetary gains for himself and enjoy powers as Senior Legal Officer of J&K. The accused was produced before the Court of law and his Police remand has been granted for investigation of the case,” a spokesman of Crime Branch said.
A written communication was made with Crime Branch Jammu by J&K Government along with allied documents including a written complaint lodged by Ghulam Mohd Bhat S/O Medha Bhat R/O Hanjura Chadoora, alleging that Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Ganai who was till 05.03.2021 posted as Special Secretary (Legal) to Home Department J&K Govt, has used his official position to grab money & enjoy power as a Senior Legal Officer.
“It was also alleged that the accused has forged & manipulated his own Date of Birth in official records. As per his actual D.O.B, he was supposed to have retired two years back in March, 2019. By forgery & manipulations the accused has added four more years to his due government service, at senior rank by taking undue advantage of his official position,” the CB spokesman said.
He said with access to corridors of power of the time accused arose from a daily wager in the office of Executive Engineer, Electric Division, Budgam to Special Secretary (legal) to Government of Jammu & Kashmir by managing out of turn promotions which prima facie appear to be in violation of rules and regulations and would be probed. He had also unsuccessfully pursued his case for induction into KAS in technical quota.
“The accused passed equivalent of matriculation examination in 1980 as private candidate and joined as daily wager in the office of Executive Engineer Electric Division Budgam. In 1985 he was regularized as Field Executive (Class-IV Employee). In 1989 the accused was appointed as Public Law Officer, in the same office and climbing the ladder reached to the rank of Special Secretary (Legal) in J&K Govt. Interestingly the officer got all education equivalent of Higher Secondary and Graduation without attending any regular Schools and Colleges,” the spokesman said.
“On the basis of an inquiry conducted by the government, the allegations of forgery and misuse of official position has been found to be prima-facie substantiated against the accused Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Ganai. Accordingly a formal criminal case has been registered under the relevant sections of law in Crime Branch Jammu for in-depth investigation for the omissions and commissions on the part of the accused and others. The accused has been retrospectively superannuated from service on 05.03.2021 by the Govt. w.e.f the date on which he should have retired, March 2019,” he said.
After the arrest, unverified complaints have started pouring in Crime Branch Jammu regarding more such cases of violation of rules, which will also be verified.