ACB registers FIR in fake appointments

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Sept 9: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Kashmir today registered a case in connection with the fake appointments in Medical Department in Baramulla and Bandipora.
Official sources said that a case FIR No. 03/2019 under section 5(1)(d) read with 5(2) J&K PC Act Svt. 2006 and Sections 465, 468, 471 & 120-B RPC has been registered in this connection by the ACB authorities, Kashmir against the accused persons.
Sources revealed that the registration of the instant case is the outcome of a verification conducted by the Bureau officials which looked into the allegations of illegal/ fake appointments in Medical Block Gurez, district Baramulla (now Bandipora), that many appointment orders issued by then Chief Medical Officers of District Baramulla and Dy Director Health Services Kashmir in favour of Mohammad Yaqoob Nasir (as Junior Assistant), Farooq Ahmad Sheikh (as Nursing Orderly), Mohammad Sartaj Akhoon (as X-Ray Assistant, Mohammad Shahnawaz Sheikh (as Nursing Orderly), Feroz Ahmad Lone (as Safaiwalla), Ghulam Qadir Akhoon (as Class IV) and Mohammad Anwar Lone (as Nursing Orderly), respectively do not coincide/exist in the records of the office of Chief Medical Officer Baramulla as well as in the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir, thus were found to be fake and fabricated.
The probe further revealed that the initial appointment/engagement orders issued by the then Chief Medical Officers of District Baramulla in favour of Shamsudin Nasir (as Cleaner), Abdul Rahim Sheikh (as Class IV) and Maqsood Ahmad Lone (as Class IV) too were also fake/fictitious managed by the beneficiaries or issued by some insiders fraudulently.
During the course of verification, it was further surfaced that the then Block Medical Officers of Medical Block Gurez namely Dr Ghulam Mohi-u-Din Wani, Dr Bashir Ahmad Malik and Dr Ali Mohammad Hajam and others by abuse of their official positions and in furtherance of criminal conspiracy hatched with the above named illegally appointed beneficiaries prepared/attested the service books during their tenure without verifying the legitimacy of appointment orders which ultimately paved way for their status as of genuine/permanent employees by illegal and fraudulent means. Further investigation was in progress.