Saturday, September 23, 2023

CBK files chargesheet against woman for fraudulently withdrawing pension of her deceased mother

Srinagar: The Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) has produced a chargesheet against a woman for fraudulently withdrawing pension on behalf of her deceased mother.

According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), the Crime Branch Kashmir produced the Charge-Sheet in case FIR No. 14/2017 U/S 420-RPC, against accused lady namely Firdousa wife of Farooq Ahmad Dar of Srinagar before the Court of Mobile Magistrate, 13th Finance Commission Srinagar.

The statement reads that the brief facts of the case are that Crime Branch Kashmir received a complaint from CBI, alleging therein that Mukhta was receiving Freedom Fighter Pension of her husband Mohammad Maqbool Wani @ Najar through A/C No. SB-156737 maintained in J&K Bank Branch Zaldagar Srinagar.

“The lady being aged and weak authorized her daughter Firdousa through a Power of Attorney to receive her pension from the J&K Bank. Mukhta passed away in 2012, but her daughter continued to draw pension on behalf of her deceased mother till 2014,” it reads.

It reads that during the course of investigation, it was established that the accused Firdousa, who was authorized by her mother to receive Freedom Fighter Pension on her behalf by virtue of Power of Attorney continued to draw pension after the death of her mother dishonestly and fraudulently.

“The accused despite having the knowledge, has thereby deceived the authorities to confer wrongful gain of an amount of RS. 3.82 lacs against corresponding loss to the state Exchequer,” it reads. (KNS)

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