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ACB produces chargesheet against BSNL engineer, others

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Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau has produced charge-sheet in the Court of Special Judge, Anti Corruption Srinagar, against Shamim Ahmad Shah, the then JTO BSNL, now Sub Divisional Engineer Transmission Division BSNL Srinagar, Roshan Lal Bhat (retired) the then Phone Mechanic BSNL and four others.

The case was registered against them for having  established an illegal call centre at various places in Sopore in the year 2004, and subsequently in Kargil in the year 2005. These call centres were used for making international calls of total 5689000 minutes. Investigations revealed that the call tariff chargeable on landline telephones in Kargil from 01.08.2005 to 14.05.2007 was sought from BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi.

During this period, least call tariff of Rs 6 per minute and highest call tariff of Rs 12 per minute was found applicable. BSNL has been deprived of pecuniary benefit of more than Rs 3 crores, which is a consequential loss to the public exchequer/BSNL authority for the year 2006-2007, ACB said in a press release.

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