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JAMMU: A Block Medical Officer (BMO) and a Treasury Officer (To) were among 18 officials booked for their involvement in fraudulent withdrawal of pay revision arrears of over Rs 30 lakh in favour of 13 contractual employees. Involvement of Directorate of Health Services Kashmir is also under investigation, being the Budget Controlling Office of Medical Block Uri.
The State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) has registered FIR 47/2015 under Section 5(1)(c), 5(1)(d) read with 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act and Sections 109, 120-B, 467,468 and 471 RPC against Sheikh Farooq Nazir (Block Medical Officer Uri), Rouf Ahmad Beigh (Treasury Officer Uri), Riyaz Ahmad Mir (Junior Assistant), Altaf Ahmad Lone (Orderly), Dr. Syed Tariq Ahmad (Medical Officer), Dr. Mehboob-ul-Nissa (Medical Officer), Dr. Sameena Qayoom (Medical Officer), Bashir Ahmad Banday (Pharmacist), Muzafar Ahmad (Pharmacist), Sarbuland Khan (Pharmacist), Mohammad Shareif Sheikh (Pharmacist), Ghulam Nabi Moon (Dental Technician), Mehmooda Akhter (FMPHW), Mohammad Saleem Khan(Driver), Feroze Akbar (Driver), Fayaz Ahmad Ganie (Driver), Irshad Ahmad Pore (Driver) and Parvaiz Ahmad Lone (Basic Health Worker).
Preliminary enquiry conducted by the SVO revealed that in June 2015, Block Medical Officer Uri Sheikh Farooq Nazir and his clerk Riyaz Ahmad Mir had fraudulently drawn pay revision arrears to the tune of Rs 30,70,200 in favour of 13 contractual employees in disregard to the Government Order No. 1661-GAD of 2009 dated 26th November 2009 read with Circular No.31-GAD of 2012 dated 28th November 2012.
It has been ascertained that the accused Block Medical Officer and his dealing Junior Assistant under conspiracy received the share at the rate alias Rs 98,000 each from Medical Officers and at the rate alias Rs 65,000 each from other staff through bank account number SB/4879 at J&K Bank Kreeri of accused Junior Assistant Riyaz Ahmad Mir .
It was found that out of this amount, Rs 4,00,000 has been transmitted in cash to accused Block Medical Officer through account number SB/1801 at JK Bank Uri (Main) of his sub-ordinate namely Parvaiz Ahmad Lone.
The enquiry further revealed that despite the fact that whole amount of four bills was deposited in the official bank Account No. CG/93 at J&K Bank Uri (Main) of accused BMO Uri on 11th June 2015, the accused Block Medical Officer Uri transferred only Rs 1,00,000 each to the bank accounts of 13 contractual employees on 17th June 2015 to enable them to pay the share of BMO and his clerk.
The withheld amounts were transferred to the accounts of the staff only after the receipt of their share. It was further found that two of the staff delayed the transfer of share of accused BMO and his clerk. Consequently release of their remaining amounts was also delayed and released only after the payment of that share of accused BMO and his clerk.
Preliminary enquiry further revealed that Rouf Ahmad Beigh (Treasury Officer Uri), Altaf Ahmad Lone (Orderly) and Parvaiz Ahmad Lone (Basic Health Worker) had resorted to abetment of crime under well knit conspiracy.
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