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Two education department officials booked for embezzlement of salary

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Crime Branch Kashmir after receiving a complaint from Masooda Banoo, a teacher by profession at Government Girls Middle School Khushipora, Education Zone Batamaloo, Srinagar to the effect that during 2014 she was posted at Government  Middle School Shivpora Srinagar and proceeded for 42 days leave w e f  25, 09, 2014, for performing Hajj.

According to a spokesman after Masooda returned from Hajj she was informed that 42 days of “leave without pay” has been granted in her favor as such salary for the month of Nov-2014 was not drawn. Later on, she came to know that 42 days “Commutation leave” was sanctioned in her favor and that salary for the sand period has been drawn which were embezzled by the concerned Accountant of ZEO office, in a fraudulent and deceitful manner.

Crime Branch Kashmir initiated a preliminary inquiry wherein it transpired that 42 days “Commutation leave” was sanctioned in favour of the complainant but she was informed that leave “without pay”  has been sanctioned in her favour. The salary for the said leave period was drawn and subsequently embezzled by the accused Farooq Ahmed Sheikh Accounts Assistant, and Iftikhar Ahmed Fazili ZEO Batmaloo, who were supposed to release the salary of the complainant for 42 days of leave period into her salary account, instead they committed criminal breach of trust by withdrawing an amount of Rs 29,517/- through cheque No.492880

Meanwhile, a case FIR No. 27/2018 U/S 409 RPC r/w 5 (2) PC Act has been registered against ZEO Batmaloo and Accounts Assistant ZEO office Batmaloo and further investigations have also been taken up.

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