SRINAGAR — Economic Offences Wing of Crime Branch Kashmir produced a chargesheet against nine accused persons for their involvement in fraudulently securing jobs in SKIMS Soura.

In a statement issued to the news agency KNO, a spokesperson said that a chargesheet was filed in case FIR No. 26/2015 u/s 420, 468, 471 and 120-B RPC against nine persons for their alleged involvement in fraudulently securing jobs in SKIMS Soura after having committed criminal conspiracy, cheating, and forgery of certificates etc.

The statement reads that the case owes its origin to an official communication received by Crime Branch Kashmir from the Director, SKIMS Soura that order No. SIMS-23 (P) of 2015, among others Shakoor Ahmad Tantray son of Mohammad Yousuf Tantray, resident of Ponipora Kulgam; Mohammad Shahid Murtaza son of Mohammad Shaban Dar, resident of Wanpora Kulgam; Shazia Hassan daughter of Gh. Hassan, resident of Kulpora Srandoo Kulgam; Mudasir Bashir Sofi son of Bashir Ahmad Sofi, resident of Noorbagh Kulgam and Shameem Ahmad Naik son of Hamidullah Naik, resident of Banimullah Kulgam were appointed as Nursing Orderlies subject to verification and genuineness of their academic credentials.

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“However, as per the verification report furnished by the Joint Secretary (Verification), J&K State Board of School Education Kashmir, it transpired that the academic/D.O.B. certificates submitted by them were fake and forged. Accordingly, case FIR No. 26 of 2015 came to be registered in Police Station Crime Branch Kashmir and an investigation was started to probe into the allegations,” it said.

It reads that during the investigation, it was determined that in addition to the five accused individuals, two more individuals viz Aamir Hassan Khan son of Ghulam Hassan Khan, resident of Badrakund Ganderbal and Jehangir Ahmad Dar son of Gh. Hassan Dar, a resident of Ashmuji Kulgam had also produced fake certificates for securing a job in SKIMS Soura.

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“It also came to fore during the investigation that two persons viz Rashid-ul-Hassan Gojjar son of Gh. Hassan, resident of Aarigutnoo Kulgam and Mohammad Akbar Lone (now deceased) son of Gh. Rasool Lone, resident of Gund Fatehpora Anantnag was responsible for forging and fabrication of the marks cards for monetary considerations,” it added.

It further reads that evidence collected during the investigation has established individual and collective criminal culpability and proved that offences punishable U/S 420, 468, 471 & 120-B RPC have been committed by the nine accused persons.

“Accordingly, chargesheet of the instant case has been presented before the court of Forest Magistrate, Srinagar for judicial determination,” it reads.

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