Range Officer booked for misusing official position

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 5: The Vigilance Organization Kashmir has booked Incharge Range Officer, Social Forestry Range Budgam, for misusing his official position in lieu of monetary benefits.
A case FIR Number 23/2018 P/S VOK has been registered against the accused Imtiaz Ahmad Khan, son of Gh Nabi Khan of Nawabazar Srinagar, A/P Iqbal Aabad Bemina Srinagar for the offences punishable U/S 5(1) (d) read with Section 5(2) J&K PC Act, Svt 2006.
The case was registered on the outcome of verification conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir, which revealed that the I/C Range Officer issued orders in lieu of bribe in respect of some Junior Malis to function as Beat Guard at Units under his supervision in violation to the Order No. 12 of 2011 dated 31-05-2011 of Director Social Forestry J&K.
It has further come to the fore that the accused I/C Range Officer, while being I/C Range Officer Social Forestry Budgam, made transfers of the subordinate staff to far flung areas and then after receiving huge bribe, transferred them back to their convenient places of postings.
Thus by abuse of his official position , dishonestly and fraudulently, in lieu of monetary benefits, issued orders which were beyond his competence and in violation to standing orders of the Department.


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