CAPD’s ex-Assistant Director booked for fraud

Srinagr: The Vigilance Organisation on Tuesday registered case against Mushtaq Ahmad, former Assistant Director, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department Kashmir, and others on the basis of an enquiry conducted into the allegation of misappropriation of flour meant for ration depots.
According to a Vigilance spokesman, a surprise check conducted into the allegations of misappropriation of flour meant for ration depots of Rambagh, Mehjoor Nagar and Gundibal areas of Srinagar in 2011-12, revealed that 75 quintals of flour had been received by storekeeper Abdul Rashid vide challan No. 286, 287 and 289 dated 20.06.2011, which was duly acknowledged by him.
“The entire quantity of 75 quintals of flour was misappropriated by the storekeeper in connivance with Mushtaq Ahmad, then Assistant Director Stores, CAPD Kashmir, Qaiser Ahmad and other employees posted in Coupon Section and Accounts Section of Directorate of CAPD Kashmir,” the spokesman said.
He said the fraud caused loss to the state exchequer to the tune of Rs 72,000.
“The commissions and omissions on the part of accused public servants constitute the offences punishable u/s 5(1) (c ) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C. Act Svt. 2006, section 120-B RPC. Accordingly, case FIR No. 23/2014 was registered in Police Station Vigilance Organisation Kashmir and investigation taken up,” the spokesman said.