SRINAGAR, Nov 9: Crime Branch has booked Peer Mushtaq Ahmad, then chairman, Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) for transferring Government money from the official account of BOPEE to his personal account thereby causing wrongful pecuniary gain to himself.
Crime Branch Kashmir has registered a case FIR No.42/ 2017 U/S 5 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act Svt.2006 and 409 RPC against Peer Mushtaq Ahmad, son of Peer Abdul Aziz of Bismillah Colony, Naseemabad, Saderbal, Srinagar. As per the FIR, an amount of Rs 2.73 crore was transferred from the official account of BOPEE to his personal account number SB-6179 maintained in J&K Bank Hazratbal Srinagar.
Earlier, a preliminary enquiry was initiated in Police Station Crime Branch Kashmir. During the course of enquiry, it was revealed that while being posted as Chairman BOPEE from the year 2009 to 2012, Government money was transferred from the official account of BOPEE to the personal account of the accused Peer Mushtaq Ahmad with the object that the same could be utilized for various official activities.
The accused with a criminal intent, put the Government money to his own use by investing in smart saver accounts, raising cash certificates and clearing his debt. Moreover, the accused also earned an interest on the Government money to which he was not entitled to.
The accused, by abusing his position as a public servant has dishonestly transferred the Government money to his personal account for his own use, thereby causing diversion and wrongful pecuniary gain to himself.