ACB produces challan in fake academic certificate case

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 28: Anti Corruption Bureau Jammu today produced challan against the accused in a fake academic certificate case.
Challan against Majid Aftab Lone son of Aftab Ahmed Lone of Padyarna Bhagna, Tehsil and District Kishtwar, was presented in the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kishtwar.
The said case under FIR number 06/2016 was registered under Section 5 (1) (d) read with 5(2) J&K PC Act Svt 2006 and section 120-B RPC against Ajeet Kumar, the then Chief Education Officer, Kishtwar and others on the basis of a verification conducted into the allegations of illegal appointment of Majid Aftab Lone as ReT teacher under SSA Scheme in Education Department for which he was not eligible as he was possessing two marks sheets of 12th class of same session in two different streams and from two different institutions.
During the investigation, on the strength of evidence oral and documentary which included scrutiny of official records of the concerned office, the offences under prevention of Corruption Act were not established against the alleged accused public servants. Consequently, the criminal proceedings were dropped against them. However, offences under Section 420/471/RPC were established against accused beneficiary Majid Aftab Lone who had deceived the officers/officials of Education Department in getting a job of ReT teacher under SSA Scheme after managing a fake 12th class marks sheet from MP State Open School Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in Science subject.
After completion of the investigation, the challan of the case has been produced before the competent court against the accused Majid Aftab Lone for legal determination under the panel offences of 420/471 RPC. Next date of hearing in the case has been fixed for 28.01.2019.