Tehsil supply officer and storekeeper of FCS&CA Rajouri booked

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SRINAGAR: Vigilance Organization registered a formal case against Abdul Majid, TSO & Mohd Aslam, Storekeeper, Main Store FCS&CA Rajouri and others vide FIR No. 32/2018 u/s 5(1)(c)(d) read with section 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 & 409,120-B RPC at P/S VOJ on 28/09/2018.
An official statement issued here said the instant case was registered on the basis of Joint Surprise Check conducted in main store of FCS&CA in Rajouri and other places into the allegations pertaining to misappropriation of huge quantity of ration worth lacs of rupees received from the Government for issuance to APL/BPL/AAY categories, being misappropriated by concerned authorities in Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) in District Rajouri.
The concerned officers/officials in connivance with some local dealers/transporters embezzled ration worth lacs of rupees and also misappropriated lacs of rupees meant for carriage of food grains thereby causing loss to state exchequer and depriving the poor and weaker sections of the society from the subsidy given by the Government.
During the course of JSC, record was perused and on spot physical verification of stores also conducted and it came to fore that Abdul Majid, TSO FCS&CA Rajouri & Mohd Aslam, Storekeeper Main Store FCS&CA Rajouri, by misuse and abuse of their official position, in connivance and conspiracy with ration dealers, misappropriated subsidized Govt ration to the tune of Rs 50,13,752.31 meant for the poor/weaker sections of the society.
They have also fraudulently drawn an amount of Rs 3,31,558.83 as carriage/commission/unloading charges and caused total loss of Rs 53,45,311.14 to the State exchequer. It is also found that huge quantity of ration was embezzled directly from the Govt. Main Food Store Rajouri and record in the main store and at various other places has been manipulated by the alleged accused persons. Vigilance organization registered a case under relevant sections of law and also conducted simultaneous raids with the help of local police /magistrates at the residences of accused persons in Rajouri, Kandi and office/store in Rajouri.
During the process, cash worth Rs. 5,82,000 recovered from residence of Storekeeper and some official record also recovered from residence of TSO Rajouri, all relevant record/suspicious documents which have been recovered from various locations are seized on spot in presence of independent witnesses. Detailed and in-depth scrutiny of the seized record will be carried out during further course of investigation by sleuths of vigilance organization.