Two booked for fraud in relief

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 3: Crime Branch has registered a criminal case against two persons for obtaining migrant relief fraudulently.
An official spokesman said that during verification conducted on the basis of a source report it came to fore that a seasonal permit of Gujjars/Bakerwals was issued to one Hamida, son of Duda of Gudvail, Anantnag, for movement in other parts of the State by Tehsildar Jammu.
The verification further revealed that the Hamida got himself registered as migrant vide “D” Form No. 077277 in the year 1995 and for obtaining the migrant relief, he got an account opened in Canara Bank, Shalimar Road, Jammu.
As per the documents of the bank, he was introduced by Shakeel Ahmed whose account was subsequently closed in the bank.
“The account opening form bears the photograph of some other person and not of Hamida. The photograph pasted on the migrant ration card bears the photograph of the same person whose photograph is pasted on the account opening form in the name of Hamida”, the spokesman said, adding “the migrant relief amount has been withdrawn from the account from time to time”.
During the course of investigation, the statement of Hamida was recorded and he deposed that because of his ill health, he had authorised his son Abdul Rashid to paste his photograph on the account opening form and bank pass book on his behalf and Abdul Rashid was getting migrant relief from the bank.
Accordingly, a formal case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Crime Branch.

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