21st of July, Srinagar On Friday, Crime Branch Kashmir said that its Economic Offences Wing in Srinagar has filed a chargesheet in court against 9 persons for fraudulently obtaining employment at SKIMS Soura.
The Economic Offences Wing, Srinagar (Crime Branch Kashmir), presented a charge-report in Case FIR No. 26/2015, under sections 420, 468, 471, and 120-B RPC of P/S Crime Branch Kashmir, against nine individuals. They were accused of engaging in a fraudulent scheme to secure jobs at SKIMS Soura through criminal conspiracy, cheating, and forging certificates, among other offenses.
The case originated from an official communication received by the Crime Branch Kashmir from the Director of SKIMS Soura. The complaint stated that, based on SKIMS Soura order No. SIMS-23 (P) of 2015, certain individuals, including Shakoor Ahmad Tantray, Mohammad Shahid Murtaza, Shazia Hassan, Mudasir Bashir Sofi, and Shameem Ahmad Naik, were appointed as Nursing Orderlies, pending verification of their academic credentials and date of birth (D.O.B.) certificates. However, after verification by the Joint Secretary (Verification) of J&K State Board of School Education, Kashmir, it was discovered that the submitted academic and D.O.B. certificates of the mentioned individuals were found to be fake and forged. Consequently, Case FIR No. 26 of 2015 was registered at P/S Crime Branch Kashmir, and an investigation was initiated to look into these allegations.
During the investigation, it was revealed that apart from the five individuals previously mentioned, two more individuals, namely Aamir Hassan Khan and Jehangir Ahmad Dar, had also presented fake and forged certificates to secure jobs at SKIMS Soura. Moreover, it came to light that Rashid-ul-Hassan Gojjar and Mohammad Akbar Lone (now deceased) were involved in forging and fabricating the marks cards for monetary gains.
The evidence gathered during the investigation has established the individual and collective criminal responsibility of all nine accused persons. The charges against them include offenses punishable under sections 420, 468, 471, and 120-B RPC. As a result, the charge-report (challan) for this case has been submitted before the Hon’ble Court of Forest Magistrate, Srinagar, for judicial determination, as stated in the official statement.