Anantnag: A decade after filing the FIR, the Crime Branch Kashmir on Tuesday produced chargesheet against 20 accused persons, two of them posthumously, in connection with the fake appointments in Municipal Committee Kokernag.
A spokesman of the Crime Branch that a case (FIR No. 22/2011) under section 420, 467, 468, 471, 201, 120-B RPC r/w 5(1) d, 5(2) PC Act in police station was registered in Crime Branch Kashmir.
The challan (charge sheet) was filed against main accused—Dost Mohammad Khan S/O Noor Khaliq Khan R/O Chatti Singh Pora Anantnag ,Ex- Administrator NAC Kokernag and Nazir Ahmad Das (deceased), I/C Establishment.
Besides them, there are 18 beneficiaries including Mohammad Hussain Nanda son of Mohammad Shaban of Khanabal Anantnag , Mohammad Shafi Khan son of Dost Mohammad Khan of Chatti Singh Pora Anantnag , Mohammad Ayoub Magray son of Abdul Gani Magray of Kamad Anantnag, Aijaz Hussain Malik son of Ghulam Ahmad Malik of Sheer Hamdan Anantnag , Shabir Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Hassan Ganie of Rohu Papibal Anantnag, Mohammad Yusuf Mir son of Ab. Rehman Mir of Kanjikulla Kulgam, Mohammad Farooq Bhat son of Mohammad Subhan of Sagam Hergam Booch Kokernag Anantnag, Bashir Ahmad Agoo son of Assadullah Agoo of Kutpora Nagam Soafshali Kokernag Anantnag,
Tawqeer Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Majeed Dar of Buchoo Kokernag Anantnag, Mohammad Ashraf Lone son of Abdul Gani Lone of Lessu Brannar Larnoo Anantnag, Abdul Gani Mir son of Sona Ullah Mir of Mirpora Wandevalgam Anantnag, Adil Hussain Shah son of Ghulam Mohammad Shah of
Bidder Kokernag Anantnag, Ghulam Mohammad Mir son of Abdul Kabir Mir of Zangalpora Kulgam, Mohammad Ayoub Bhat son of Abdul Rehman Bhat of Batagund Dooru Anantnag, Ghulam Mohidin Dar (deceased) son of Abdul Rehman Dar of Zangalpora Kulgam, Dawood Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Razak Mir of Bogam Kulgam, Saleem Ahmad Ganie son of Abdul Gani Ganie of Tral and Ghulam Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Qadir Bhat of Sagam Khalhar Kokernag Anantnag.
“The Crime Branch Kashmir had received a court order to enquire as to whether the appointments have been made in accordance with the rules and regulations governing the recruitment as incorporated under J&K Civil Services (classifications, control & appeal) Rules 1956.”
During the course of investigation, the records having bearing on the subject were seized and the statements of the persons acquainted with the facts were recorded, he said. “The perusal of the seized records and recorded statements , established that the accused Dost Mohammad Khan was holding the charge of Administrator Notified Area Committee (NAC) Kokernag from June 1996 to March 2000. As per the records the beneficiaries were appointed on different posts whose appointment orders are purported to have been signed by him.”
During the course of investigation, the spokesman said it surfaced that that as per section 52 of SRO 528 of 1974 , Dost Mohammad Khan was empowered to appoint employees with a monthly salary less than Rs. 170. He had not followed the norms and directives according to SRO 528 Dated 21.10.1974 while making these appointments, the spokesman said.
Pertinent to mention here, that the grade which exceeds Rs. 170 per month and does not exceed Rs. 250 per month did not fall in competence of accused Dost Mohammad Khan. (GNS)