J&K Crime Branch Kashmir produced a chargesheet against a lady from Srinagar for withdrawing pension after death of the actual beneficiary.
The chargesheet was produced against Firdousa, a resident of Dalhasanyar Habakadal, Srinagar before the Court of Mobile Magistrate, 13th Finance Commission Srinagar.
A spokesman of the Crime Branch Kashmir said they received a complaint from Central Bureau of Investigation, alleging therein a lady Mukhta was receiving freedom fighter pension of her husband Mohammad Maqbool Wani alias Najar in J&K Bank Branch Zaldagar Srinagar.
“The said lady, being aged and weak, authorized her daughter Firdousa through a power of attorney to receive her pension from the J&K Bank. Mukhta passed away on December 18, 2012, but her daughter continued to draw pension on behalf of her deceased mother till December 2014,” the spokesman said.
“During the course of investigation, it was established that the accused continued to draw a pension after the death of her mother dishonestly and fraudulently. The accused, despite having the knowledge has drawn on behalf of her deceased mother and has thereby deceived the authorities to confer a wrongful gain of an amount of RS. 3.82 lakh upon herself against corresponding loss to the state exchequer,” he added
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Driver dead, another injured as lorry rolls down into gorge
A trucker was killed and another person injured after a truck rolled down into a deep gorge near Tulbagh, one kilometre from Banihal town of J&K’s Ramban district on Wednesday.
An official that a truck, bearing registration number JK05A 8209, which was on its way from Jammu towards Srinagar fell into a deep gorge near Tulbagh around 7 pm, resulting in on spot death of the driver.
Soon after the accident, Banihal police and local volunteers launched a rescue operation and retrieved the body of the trucker, who was identified as Nazir Ahmad Sheikh (58), son of Abdul Gani Sheikh, a resident of Bandipora in north Kashmir.
The injured, identified as Naveed Ahmad son of Nazir Ahmad, also a resident of Bandipora, was shifted to Emergency Hospital Banihal.
An official said that the body is being shifted to Bandipora and that the relatives of the victims were on their way to Banihal.
3 Soldiers Injured In Shopian Gunfight
On Wednesday, three soldiers were injured, two of them critically, in an ongoing gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, reports quoted officials said.
They said that two soldiers suffered bullet injuries as soon as the gunfight started between militants and a joint team of Police and army in the Nowgam area of the district. Later, another soldier was injured in the firefight.
Quoting official sources, a news agency reported that the injured were shifted to the army’s 92 base hospital, where two remain in “critical condition.”
The encounter had ensued after Police and army launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of the militants.
As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the officials said, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, they said.
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