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Govt attaches BMO Budgam over salary scam

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Budgam, Mar 19: The government on Monday attached Block Medical Officer (BDO) Budgam, following the alleged embezzlement in the Block Medical Office.

Director Health Ser­vices Kashmir has attached BMO vide order no. 219/ Gaz of 2018, dated 19-03-2018. "Pending final outcome of enquiry into the embezzlement made in Block Budgam, in-charge BMO is hereby attached to Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) with immediate effect till further orders," reads the order.

It is pertinent to mention that after Kashmir Images carried a report “Salary of BMO Budgam employees vanishes in thin air”, the Director Health Services Kashmir ordered a probe.

The DHSK inspection team on March 15 visited the BMO Budgam and seized the office records.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the Senior Assistant had fraudulently transferred more than Rs 50 lakh into different accounts in Baramulla district.

Meanwhile, employees alleged that the accused in connivance with BMO committed the fraud, as without the signature of drawing and disbursing officer, money could not be withdrawn.

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