CBI books ex Director and 3 employees of DDK, manager of J&K in embezzlement case

Srinagar, September 23: Central Bureau of Investigation, Srinagar has booked former Deputy Director Programmes along with three employees of Doordarshan Kashmir and a bank manager for embezzlement of department’s money by creating several bank accounts in the names of fake artists.

The case of cheating has been registered against Shami Shair who served previously as Deputy Director Programmes, DDK Srinagar. The other three employees of DDK Srinagar has been identified as Shabina Akhtar working as Casual Assignee and two camera persons namely Abdul Ahad Sofi and Mehraj-ud-din Zargar. All the four people were alleged of association in the preparing of fake contracts of artists booked in various programmes which involves embezzlement of around two lakh rupees.

As per the reports in a local daily newspaper, after framing fake accounts the bank cheques were produced at the branch of J&K Bank at Nowgam, Srinagar, and with the help of one Peer Gulzar Ahmed, working as the manager of the bank the cash was credited to the account of Shabina Akhtar.

Sources said that swindling of funds was done in a very planned manner. The CBI after thorough investigation today filed a charge Sheet under section 120-B,R/W-420, 468, 471-RPC and 5(2) R/W 5 (1)-(d) of Jammu AND Kashmir PC Act in the court of Special Judge of CBI Cases.

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