SRINAGAR: Crime Branch, Kashmir has registered a case against health department officials for illegally appointing employees during last three years in north Kashmir, officials said on Thursday.
As per an official statement, Crime Branch (CB) Kashmir Wednesday registered a case against the concerned health officials of Baramulla and Bandipora districts for appointing dozens of employees on illegal basis.
“The acts omitted and committed prima-facie discloses commission of offenses punishable U/S 420, 467,468, 120-B RPC r/w 5/2 P.C Act. Accordingly, the case is registered against them,” it said.
However, it didn’t reveal the names of those accused officials.
The CB statement said the investigating agency had received a complaint alleging that officials in Baramulla and Bandipora districts have fraudulently appointed many employees in the Health Department who were later posted in Bandipora and Gurez areas.
“A preliminary verification was conducted during the course of which it came to fore that appointment orders purportedly shown to have been issued by the Director Health Services, CMO Baramulla, BMO Bandipora/Gurez etc. The authorities concerned however have denied having made such appointments. The inquiry further revealed that the officers/officials of Health Department posted in District Baramulla/Bandipora by abusing their official positions have appointed the individuals,” it revealed.
CB investigation revealed that nearly 13 people were appointed illegally in the Health Department and posted in Bandipora/Gurez during last 2-3 years with the retrospective effect from the year 2004, 2005 and 2006 etc.
“In this manner, it was found that officers/ officials of the health department of District Baramulla by abuse of their official position have appointed the above-mentioned individuals fraudulently and dishonestly thereby confusing a wrongful gain upon the illegal appointees and a corresponding loss to the state exchequer,” Crime Branch said.