Crime Branch Kashmir files charges against 8 accused in fake DOB case

District court complex Srinagar. [Photo:]

Srinagar: Economic Offences Wing of Crime Branch Kashmir has produced a chargesheet against 8 accused persons in a fake date of birth case in Srinagar court.

According to a statement,  the chargesheet was filed in case FIR No. 28/2021 of P/S Crime Branch Kashmir against eight accused individuals before the court of city Munsiff Srinagar for their alleged involvement in commission of offences punishable under Sections 420, 420/511, 202, 468 & 471 of RPC.

The statement reads that brief facts of the case are that Crime Branch Kashmir had received a complaint from the Agriculture Production Department (on the basis of a report generated by Director Agriculture Kashmir) alleging therein that 12 officials of said department had submitted fake DOB certificates at the time of their initial appointment in Government service.

“Accordingly, the instant case was registered in P/S Crime Branch Kashmir in 2021 and investigation was started. During investigation, it has been established that 8 out of the 12 accused individuals have cheated the Department by submitting fake and forged DOB certificates at the time of their initial appointment, as a result of the deceit they continued to remain in service and unlawfully derived the benefits of employment beyond their actual age of retirement on superannuation,” it reads.

It reads that the chargesheet has accordingly been presented against these eight accused persons in the court of competent jurisdiction for judicial determination.

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