VOK books Range Officer Social Forestry Budgam for ‘dishonesty, fraud’

VOK books Range Officer Social Forestry Budgam for ‘dishonesty, fraud’
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Srinagar: On the outcome of verification conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir, it has been surfaced that I/C Range Officer, Social Forestry Range Budgam issued orders in lieu of bribe in respect of some Junior Malis to function as Beat Guard at Units under his supervision in Violation to the Order No. 12 of 2011 dated 31-05-2011 of Director Social Forestry J&K, an official statement said on Tuesday.

The statement added that it has further come to fore that the accused I/C Range Officer while being I/C Range Officer Social Forestry Budgam made transfers of the subordinate staff to far flung areas and then after receiving huge bribe transferred them back to their convenient places of postings.

“Thus by abuse of his official position ,dishonestly and fraudulently, in lieu of monetary benefits issued orders which were beyond his competence and in violation to standing orders of the Department,” the statement said.


The omission and Commission on the part of I/C Forrest Range Officer Budgam Imtiaz Ahmad Khan S/o Gh. Nabi Khan R/o Nawabazar Srinagar A/P Iqbal Aabad Bemina Srinagar constitute the offences punishable U/S 5(1) (d) read with section 5(2) J&K PC Act, Svt 2006. Consequently Case FIR No. 23/2018 P/S VOK has been registered and investigation taken up.