Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday produced a charge-sheet against the former officers/officials of CA&PD Reasi for misappropriation of huge amount on account of carriage charges of ration.
According to a statement issued here, ACB Jammu produced charge-sheet in case under FIR number 19/2012 under section 5 (1)(c)(d) r/w section 5(2) of PC Act Samvat-2006 and section 120-B, 201 RPC of P/S VOJ (now ACB Jammu) against Ghar Singh, son of Saroop Singh of Patoli Gurha Brahamana, Jammu then Tehsil Supply Officer Chassana/Sungri of District Reasi (now retired), Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din, son of Ghulam Muhammad of Gulabgarh A/P H. No. 19, Sector No. 2 Pamposh colony, Channi Rama, Jammu, then Storekeeper of TSO Chasana, Abdul Hamid, son of Abdul Shabha of Gulabgarh Tehsil Mahore District Reasi, then Storekeeper Sungri (now retired), Abdul Qayoom Mir, son of Abdul Majid of Village Majhoor Thanamandi District Rajouri, then Assistant Director CA&PD Reasi (now retired) and Ramesh Chander Bhagat, son of Hari Chand of Near ITI College Samba, then Assistant Director CA&PD Reasi (now retired), in the court of Ld. Special Judge Anti-Corruption Udhampur on 31-08-2021.
“The brief facts of the case are that a verification was conducted by the Anti Corruption Bureau Jammu into the allegations pertaining to misappropriation of huge amount with respect to disbursement of payments made to different ration dealers on account of carriage charges for dispatching ration to far flung areas etc,” the statement said.
It said that the public servants involved were namely Ghar Singh, then Tehsil Supply Officer (TSO), Chasana and Sungri, Gh. Mohi-ud-Din, then Storekeeper, Chasana, Abdul Hamid, then storekeeper Sungri, Abdul Qayoom, Assistant Director and Ramesh Chander Bhagat, Asstt. Director.
“Investigation revealed that above named public servants under a conspired plan withdrawn an amount of Rs. 66 lakh (approx.) with dishonest intention by showing dispatches of below poverty line (BPL), Antyodaya Awas Yojana (AAY) ration in excess to the allotted quota to the respective dealers of far flung areas and misappropriated the carriage charges. It caused loss to the Govt. exchequer,” ACB said.
“It was found that Abdul Qayoom and Ramesh Chander during their posting as Assistant Director, FCS&CA Department Reasi connived with the co-accused Ghar Singh, then TSO Sungri/Chasana and Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din then Storekeeper, Sungri, Abdul Hamid, then Storekeeper Chasana and released carriage charges for excess quota of food grains in the name of 17 dealers, who in actual were not entitled for excess quota as shown against their name. This caused huge loss to the Government exchequer. The counterfoils of permit issue books, Utilization certificate/original distribution registers submitted by the dealers of Chasana and Sungri etc. were destroyed.”
“On the strength of facts and circumstances, together with cogent and clinching evidence brought on record, the investigation has established the commission of offences U/S 5(1)(c)(d) r/w 5(2) P C Act. Svt.2006 and section 120-B, 201 RPC are made out against the said public servants. The prosecution sanction in respect of lone in-service public servant namely Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din then Storekeeper of TSO Chasana was obtained from the competent authority. No prosecution sanctioned was required against the rest of the public servants as they have already retired from Govt. services,” the statement said, adding that next date of hearing is fixed on 01-10-2021.