SRINAGAR: Crime Branch Kashmir has registered a case against the former BOPEE chairman Peer Mushtaq Ahmad for “abusing his position as a public servant”, saying he has “dishonestly transferred the government money to his personal account for his own use”.
The case of FIR No. 42/2017 U/S 5 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 and 409 RPC was registered against Peer Mushtaq Ahmad, son of Peer Abdul Aziz, resident of Bismillah Colony, Naseemabad, Saderbal, Srinagar, an official statement said.
It said the FIR reveals that an amount of Rs 2.73 crore was transferred from the official account of BOPEE to his personal account no. SB-6179 maintained in J&K Bank Hazratbal, Srinagar.
“A preliminary enquiry was initiated in Police Station Crime Branch Kashmir. During the course of enquiry, it was revealed that while being posted as Chairman BOPEE from the year 2009 to 2012, the government money was transferred from the official account of BOPEE to the personal account of the accused Peer Mushtaq Ahmad with the object that the same will be utilised for various official activities,” it said.
The statement said the accused with a criminal intent put the said government money to his own use by investing in smart saver accounts, raising cash certificates and clearing his debt.
“Moreover, the accused also earned an interest on the said government money to which he was not entitled to. The accused therefore by abusing his position as a public servant has dishonestly transferred the government money to his personal account for his own use, thereby causing diversion and wrongful pecuniary gain to himself,” it said.
“The acts of the accused, the then chairman of BOPEE, prima facie disclose the commission of offences punishable U/S 5 (2) of Prevention of corruption Act Svt.2006 and 409 RPC,” the statement by Crime Branch said.