Srinagar, Sept 15: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) today produced a charge sheet against the then Warden Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyala (KGBV), Boniyar in Uri area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district and others for misappropriation of funds.
The ACB said that a charge sheet was filed in case FIR No. 29/2014 before the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Baramulla for judicial determination against 03 accused public servants namely Sajad Hussain Mir, the then Warden KGBV Boniyar, Mehraj-ud-din Ahanger, the then Head Clerk in the office of ZEO Boniyar and Khalid Hussain Khan, the then ZEO Boniyar for the commission of offences under section 5(1) (C) (D) r/w 5 (2) J&K P.C Act Svt; 2006 and 120-B RPC.
“The instant case was registered on the outcome of a verification conducted into the allegations that these public servants have abused their official positions and have misappropriated a huge amount of Govt. funds that were released during the financial year 2013-14 for meeting out necessary scholastic, non-scholastic, curricular and other infrastructural activities in KGBV Boniyar,” the ACB said.
As per the Bureau, the investigation conducted revealed that the Govt. released an amount of Rs. 62,18,767 under SSA Scheme for expenditure on account of purchase of uniforms, books, stationary items, medicines, bus fare, excursions and other necessary infrastructural activities in KGBV Boniyar during the financial year 2013-14. Besides an amount of Rs. 92,857 was also available as the previous balance in the official account No. 1766 of KGBV Boniyar making the total Rs. 63,11,624
“The investigation revealed that only a meager amount of Rs. 8,26,620 was incurred for meeting out various requirements/ activities in KGBV Boniyar while as the 03 accused public servants abusing their official positions and in league with one another…,” it said
ACB said that the in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy hatched among themselves have dishonestly and fraudulently misappropriated an amount of Rs. 29,55,050 and thus caused a huge loss to the State exchequer.
“The investigation also revealed that an additional amount of Rs. 20,00,000 was also released in the official account of KGBV Boniyar on account of salary arrears of the teachers of the school during the financial year 2013-14,” ACB said.
Instead of disbursement of said amount among the concerned teachers, the Bureau said that the accused public servants namely Sajad Hussain Mir, the then Warden KGBV Boniyar deposited the said amount into his personal accounts.
“On the basis of facts and circumstances together with cogent and clinching evidence brought on record, the investigation established the commission of offences under section 5(1) (C) (D) r/w 5 (2) J&K P.C Act Svt; 2006 and 120-B RPC are made out against the above named accused public servants,” it said, adding that the next date of hearing has been fixed on 07.10.2021.