The Economic Offence Wing of Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) filed chargesheet against a government employee for withdrawing salary from two departments simultaneously.

In a handout, the CBK said that its economic Offence Wing produced Challan in case FIR No. 43/2022 U/S 420 RPC of Police Station Crime Branch Kashmir (Now EOW) against Fayaz Ahmad Bhat S/O Abdul Gaffar Bhat R/O Hayan Palpora Kangan before the Hon’ble Court of Passenger Tax Srinagar. The instant case has been registered upon receipt of a written complaint, wherein the complainant alleged that Fayaz Ahmad Bhat is working as CPW in the Education department since year-1997 and is also working as casual labour in the mechanical department of SKIMS since November 2005 and since then he has been drawing his salary from two departments simultaneously, thereby causing loss to the government exchequer.

The spokesperson further stated that, subsequently, an enquiry was ordered to be conducted into the matter which culminated in the registration of Case FIR No. 43/2022 of the Police Station Economic Offence Wing of Crime Branch Kashmir and the investigation set into motion.

During the course of the investigation, it got established that the accused Fayaz Ahmad Bhat has gained a pecuniary advantage/wrongful gain for himself which he was not entitled to, thus committed offence as defined U/S 420 RPC. Thereby the accused cheated and caused the wrongful gain to himself and wrongful loss to the Government exchequer with criminal intention by getting the salary from two Govt. departments simultaneously and accordingly Challan of the said case produced in the court of law for judicial determination, reads the statement.