STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday arrested a Junior Engineer posted on R&B Shopian for misappropriation of funds.As per an official spokesperson, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested one Hakeem Imtiyaz, a Junior Engineer posted in R&B Shopian for misappropriation of funds deposited by a cellular company in lieu of damages caused to roads for laying of telephone cables. On basis of a verification, ACB registered a case vide FIR No. 06/2020 under Sections 5(1) (c), 5 (d) (2) of PC Act Svt. 2006 & 420, 468, 471 RPC read with Section 120-B of RPC in Police Station ACB Anantnag, he added.The Spokesman further told that instant case was registered by ACB during verification of allegations of misappropriation of funds received by R&B Department in Shopian/ Handwara Districts. During the course of verification conducted prior to registration of case, it was surfaced that huge amount of money tuning of Rs 2,67,31,411 was deposited by Private cellular companies in Arhama (Shopian) Branch of Axis Bank in fake name of Assistant Engineer R&B Division Shopian, opened by the aforesaid Junior Engineer namely Hakeem Imtiyaz posted at R&B Shopian in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy with Airtel/Reliance authorities and contractors. The said amount was subsequently withdrawn by Junior Engineer Hakeem Imtiyaz and transferred to his own personal account and into account of one Niamat Ali (Niamat Electricals), thereby misappropriating the amount, he added.It was further revealed during probe that the R&B Department Shopian does not have any account in Axis Bank, and the said department operates only through J&K Bank. In the course of probe it was further revealed that these fraudulent transactions have been handiwork of aforesaid Junior Engineer, who in conspiracy with private cellar companies and contractors has inflicted huge loss to state exchequer, he informed.Subsequent to registration of the case, searches were conducted in house of accused Junior Engineer (R&B Division Shopain) at Pinglan Pulwama, Contractor Niamat Ali at Chattabal Srinagar and residence of the then Junior Engineer in Airtel Company Shahnawaz at Eidgah, during which various incriminating documents were seized. Hakeem Imtiyaz, Junior Engineer was subsequently arrested by the ACB. Further investigation of the case is going on.
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