SRINAGAR: The Crime Branch Kashmir produced a charge-sheet against women for fraudulently withdrawing pension of her mother even after two years after her death.
The charge sheet in case FIR No. 14/2017 U/S 420-RPC, against accused lady namely Firdousa wife Farooq Ahmad Dar R/o Dalhasanyar Habakadal, Srinagar before the Court of Mobile Magistrate, 13th Finance Commission Srinagar.
Crime Branch Kashmir received a complaint from CBI, alleging therein that Mukhta was receiving Freedom Fighter Pension of her husband Mohammad Maqbool Wani @ Najar through A/C No. SB-156737 maintained in J&K Bank Branch Zaldagar Srinagar. The said lady being aged and weak authorised her daughter Firdousa through a Power of Attorney to receive her pension from the J&K Bank.
The said Mukhta passed away on 18.12.2012, but her daughter continued to draw pension on behalf of her deceased mother till December 2014.
During the course of investigation, it was established that the accused Firdousa, who was authorized by her mother to receive Freedom Fighter Pension on her behalf by virtue of Power of Attorney continued to draw pension after the death of her mother dishonestly and fraudulently. The accused, despite having the knowledge, has drawn on behalf of her deceased mother and has thereby deceived the authorities to confer a wrongful gain of an amount of Rs 3.82 lakh upon herself against corresponding loss to the government exchequer.