ZEO, Accountant booked for embezzlement of teacher’s salary
Srinagar, Jul 23: Crime Branch Kashmir has booked two Education department officials on charges of usurping the leave salary of a teacher.
According to a Crime Branch spokesman, following a complaint by one Masooda Banoo, a government school teacher, investigations carried out by its sleuths revealed that 42 days “commutation leave” was sanctioned in favour of Banoo but she was informed that leave “without pay” has been sanctioned in her favour.
The salary for the said leave period was drawn and subsequently embezzled by the accused Farooq Ahmed Sheikh, Accounts Assistant, and Iftikhar Ahmed Fazili, ZEO Batmaloo, who were supposed to release the salary of the complainant for 42 days of leave period into her salary account. “But instead they committed criminal breach of trust by withdrawing an amount of Rs 29,517 through cheque No.492880,” spokesman said.
He said a case FIR no. 27/2018 U/S 409 RPC r/w 5 (2) PC Act has been registered against ZEO Batmaloo and Accounts Assistant ZEO office Batmaloo.