By: Sameer Showkin Lone
Srinagar: The recently appointed Secretary Board Of Technical Education (BOTE) Firdous Ahmed Yatoo has come under Crime Branch scanner for “Salary Fraud” which he has done during his tenure as Principal Govt Polytechnic College Ganderbal during 2012-2013.
The documents in possession with The Precious Kashmir reveal that Yatoo has credited money (salary) in the favour of eight employees from the Official bank Account of Govt Polytechnic College Ganderbal during his tenure as Principal in the college.
As per the documents, the officer in question has made numerous communications with the J&K Bank Branch Ganderbal wherein the details of salary and other transactions are mentioned that have raised eyebrows.
Accordingly, the Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) has started investigation and registered a case under FIR number 11/2018 under sections 420, 468, 471 RPC.
During the investigation it has been found that all the eight persons who are not the employees of Polytechnic College but have managed to get salaries from the Institution.
“No record of LOA is available in the institution for these transactions made in favour of one Mudasir Nazir. However, J&K bank has provided the necessary details of the transactions duly signed by the Yatoo,” reads a document.
The current Principal Govt Polytechnic Ganderbal Shaista Shamim said they had received the letter from the Crime Branch that sought details about the whole investigation. “We got all the details from the bank since there was no record left in the College. As per the records, these people had never been employees of the College. We have forwarded all the details to the Crime Branch. It has been over one month but there seems to be no action from any side. In fact I had sent the file to the Directorate,” she told Precious Kashmir.
Joint Director Skill Development Kashmir Muhammad Shafi Bhat said the Crime Branch has sent a letter to Ganderbal Polytechnic College. “The Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) has addressed the College and they have sent one copy to my office. That is the only thing I know about this case. I don’t know the present status of the case,” he said.