Case against education department officials for fraud

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation on Monday registered a case against officials of Education Department for embezzlement of over Rs 13 lakh in government funds under a centrally-sponsored scheme in Baramulla district.

The case was registered after a verification into the allegations regarding embezzlement of government funds under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) scheme by nine officials of the department in north Kashmir’s Sopore and the officers of Jammu and Kashmir Bank, a spokesman of the Vigilance Organisation said here.

The verification prima facie established that officials entered into a criminal conspiracy in the year 2011-12 and 2012-13 and misappropriated government funds to the tune of Rs 13,68,370 out of SSA and Mid-Day Meals funds, the spokesman said.

He said the officials opened a fictitious account in J&K Bank Branch TP Sopore.

The misappropriated amount has been withdrawn from the official account of ZEO Dangerpora and maintained in JK Bank TP Sopore and credited into the fictitious account, he said. (PTI)

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