Crime Branch Jammu produced challan against officials of Relief Organization, JK Bank and others.


Jammu, July 24: Crime Branch, Jammu today produced challan against fourteen persons out of which three have died and includes officials of Relief Organisation, J&K Bank and private persons. The Case FIR No. 20/1993 under section 420, 467, 468, 471,120-B RPC, r/w 5(2) PC Act P/S Crime Branch, Jammu was registered on the basis of a written complaint lodged by Rattan Singh Charak S/o Mangu Charak R/o Channi Himmat, Jammu alleging therein that one Vijay Kumar S/o Dhuni Chand in connivance with Kashmiri Lal Pandit, Relief Officer prepared about two thousand fraudulent Ration cards of Kashmiri pandits and sikh migrants and the amount of the relief is deposited in account Nos. 2392 & 2464 of J&K Bank Branch Fruit Mandi Complex Jammu  and A/c No.5500 of J&K Bank Branch Ware House Jammu and the amount so deposited is distributed among themselves and Yashpal Khajuria fraudulently.

During the course of investigation, relevant records were seized from Relief office Zone No.12 Channi Himmat, Jammu  and also some cheques, ledger sheets etc were seized from J&K Bank branch Fruit Mandi complex Jammu  and Nehru market Jammu.  150 D-Forms of different Kashmiri/Sikh migrants were seized and sent to FSL for expert opinion. Lateron the investigation of the case was transferred to Vigilance Organization Jammu in the year 1994 which remained under investigation till year 2002 with Vigilance Organization Jammu. The investigation of the case was again transferred to Crime Branch Jammu for further investigation. Investigation conducted reveals that Relief zone 12 Channi Himmat Jammu issued Relief cheques in favour of different Kashmiri migrants through cheques most of which were account payee cheques. The bank authorities and other beneficiaries hatched a criminal conspiracy with the intention to cause huge loss to the state exchequer in connivance with the J&K Bank officials (1) Mohd. Hussain (05125) S/o Hassan Din R/o Chowadi Jammu (2) Madhu Sudhan Sharma (05924) S/o Shri Niwas Sharma R/o H.No.438 Shastri Nagar Jammu A/p 211/3 SWastik Vihar Trikuta Nagar Ext. Jammu(now expired) (3) Mohd. Sohaib Sadiquee (05971) S/o Sheikh Hamza Ali R/o Sadiquee House East Rly. Colony Jammu (4) Noor Hussain (06195) S/o Pura Din R/o Chowadi Sainik colony Jammu (5) Rajesh Gupta (06999) S/o Kasturi Lal Gupta R/o 390/A Gandhi Nagar Jammu (6) Fareed Ahmed (08286) S/o Gh. Mohd. R/o 314/15 Housing colony Janipur A/p near water tube well, Mohalla Assarabad Sidhra Jammu (7) Sunil Kumar (10242) S/o Bansi Lal R/o 16 Gandu ki Chawni Jammu who passed order cheques on forged endorsement and afforded credit into account Nos. SB-2392, SB-2464, SB-5500 and SB-2552 made cash payments of account payees cheques, authorized opening series of bogus accounts, passed and made cash payments of order cheques meant for different beneficiaries on forged signatures to one person. In this way the bank official credited the amount in account numbers of (1) Anil Kumar @ Harish Chopra S/o Amar Nath R/o 50 Friends lane, Tikshla Niketan Public School, Talab Tillo, Jammu. A/c No. 2464 of J&K Bank Branch Fruit Mandi complex Jammu w.e.f 31.7.1991 to 28.8.1991 Rs. 295,400 (2) Vijay Kumar S/o Duni Chand R/o Channi Himmat Jammu A/c No.2392 J&K Branch Fruit complex Jammu w.e.f 26.12 1991 to 19.3.1992 of Rs. 25,89,300(3) Yashpal Sharma S/o Dewan Chand R/o EP-11, Mohalla Dalpatian Jammu . A/c No.2552 of J&K Bank Branch Fruit Complex Jammu w.e.f 24.9.1991 to 19.3.1992 Rs. 20,40,800/- and A/c No.5500 J&K Bank Branch Nehru Market Jammu w.e.f 26.12.1991 to 1.10.1992 of Rs. 1,65,900/- and also made cash payment of Rs.93,600/- making a total of Rs.51,85,000/- payable to different beneficiaries withdrew the credited amounts with criminal intention/conspiracy and distributed the amount amongst themselves.

SSP Crime Branch Jammu Mubassir Latifi said that this was one of the oldest case under investigation with Crime Branch Jammu. He said that the offences u/s 420, 467, 468, 471,120-B RPC, r/w 5(2) PC Act were establishedagainst the above mentioned 14 accused persons and chargesheet was presented in the Court of Ld. Special Judge Anti Corruption Jammu.

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