Jammu: The Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against a former special secretary (legal) in the home department for forging his own date of birth for undue benefits.
A Crime Branch spokesman said Crime Branch Jammu produced charge-sheet against retrospectively retired Special Secretary (Legal) Home Department J&K Govt. viz Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Ganai S/O Abdul Salam Ganai R/O Hanjura Teh Chadoora District Budgam A/P Quarter No. EP-265 Exchange Road Jammu in case FIR No. 14/2021 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120-B, 191, 201 RPC, r/w sec. 5(2) P/S Crime Branch, Jammu.
“Charge-sheet has also been produced against deceased Mohammad Salim Qasmi S/O Mohammad Tayyab Qasmi R/O Mohalla Barziaullah, Deoband, UP for his role in the conspiracy but the proceedings against him would be abated since he has expired. Gh. Mohi-Ud-Din Ganai has been charge-sheeted for misusing his official position, whereby he took unauthorized custody of his service book and forged his date of birth therein to get undue benefits as a public servant. The charge-sheet has been produced in court of Special Anti-Corruption, Jammu in a record time of 48 days of the registration of the case for judicial determination,” he said.
The case owes its origin to a written communication made with Crime Branch Jammu, by the J&K Government along with allied documents including a written complaint lodged by Ghulam Mohammad 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 spokesman said.
He said one the basis of complaint and enquiry report, the instant criminal case was registered by Crime Branch Jammu on 09-03-2021 for in-depth investigation. Consequently, the accused was arrested by Crime Branch team to face the investigation.
“The accused was retrospectively superannuated from service on 05.03.2021 by the Govt. w.e.f the date on which he should have retired, i.e. March 2019. During the further course of investigation records were seized, statements of the witnesses were recorded and scientific evidence was sought which established that the accused Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Ganai had forged his date of birth from 03.03.1959 to 03.03.1963 by misusing his official position as a Public Servant. Charges of hatching criminal conspiracy, forgery, misuse of official position, cheating has been proved against the accused,” the spokesman said.