The Crime Branch (CB) of Jammu and Kashmir police has booked Zonal Education Office (ZEO) and an accountant for embezzlement of salary of a teacher, an official spokesman said.
He said CB, Kashmir had received a complaint from Masooda Banoo, Teacher of Government Girls Middle School Khushipora, Education Zone Batamaloo, Srinagar that during 2014 she was posted at Government Middle School Shivpora Srinagar and proceeded for 42 days leave with effect from 25.09.2014 for performing Haj Pilgrimage.
However, after her returned, she was informed that 42 days “leave without pay” was granted in her favour as such salary for the month of Nov-2014 was not drawn. Later on, she came to know that actually 42 days “Commutation leave” was sanctioned in her favour and that salary for that period had been drawn which were embezzled by the concerned Accountant of ZEO office, in a fraudulent and deceitful manner.
CB Kashmir initiated a preliminary enquiry 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 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 a cheque.
Accordingly, 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.