Srinagar, Sep 30: Vigilance Organisation Kashmir (VOK) today registered Case FIR No. 41/2015 under section 5(2) P. C. Act Svt.2006 r/w section 420,467,471, 120-B, RPC against Sheikh Bashir Ahmad Ex. Chairman JK BOSE, Haneef then Deputy Secretary, Rouf Ahmad, Joint Secretary Manzoor Ahmad then Head Assistant, satnam Singh Section Officer and Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad then Senior assistant Estates Wing of J&K State Board of School Education and Farooq Ahmad Kawoosa S/o Mohammad Jamal R/o Bulbul Lankar Nawakadal Srinagar, Contractor for causing huge loss to the state exchequer.
According to an official handout from vigilance organization, the case was registered after a verification conducted into the allegations reveals that huge amount has been withdrawn by the officers/officials of J&K Board of School Education for distribution of confidential material of class 10+2, Examination, Session Nov-Dec Annual Regular 2012 Kashmir Division through various non-existent vehicles. During the verification it has been established that vide order No. 297/Est/B/KD/12 dated 23.11.2012 issued under the signatures of then Joint secretary Estates Kashmir division Rouf Ahmad sanction was accorded for payments in favour of Farooq Ahmad Kawoosa (Contractor) Taxi Stand No. 06 Karan Nagar, Srinagar for supply of 04 vehicles (load carriers) bearing registration nos. JK-01D-5089, JK-01E-9448 JK-101986, JK-01Q-3748. The payments were found made against voucher nos. 913/10-1012, 914/11-10-2012,915/12-10-2012 and 916/30-10-2012. During verification it was found that the 03 vehicles shown as load carriers bearing registration number JK-01D-5089,JK-01E-9448 and JK10-1986 were found engaged for distribution of confidential material pertaining to higher Secondary Part-II i.e. Class 12th Examination, annual Regular 2012 Kashmir Division to different areas of Kashmir Division and vehicle bearing registration Number JK-01Q-3748 was found engaged for supplying of confidential material from Srinagar to Jammu. The status of each vehicle was got verified separately from the concerned Regional Transport Authorities( Srinagar/Leh) where from it emerged that the above mentioned vehicles were Autorikhshaw, Scooter, Mazda Bus and WagonR respectively instead of Load carriers as shown by the accused public servants in the concerned vouchers. It was found that accused public servants of Board of School Education Kashmir Division namely Sheikh Bashir Ahmad Ex. Chairman JK BOSE, Haneef then Deputy Secretary, Rouf Ahmad Joint Secretary, Manzoor Ahmad then Head Assistant, satnam Singh Section Officer and Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad then Senior assistant Estates wing of State Board of School Education, Kashmir Division and Farooq Ahmad Kawoosa S/o Mohammad Jamal R/o Bulbul Lankar Nawakadal Srinagar Contractor have withdrawn huge amount on the basis of fictious vouchers in respect of nonexistent vehicles by way of abusing their official positions for their ulterior motives thus causing huge loss to the state exchequer and corresponding gains to themselves.
Further investigation of the case was taken up.
2015 Kashmir Despatch