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CBK chargesheets man for drawing family pension of deceased wife illegally

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Srinagar: The Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) on Saturday produced a chargesheet against a person for allegedly drawing family pension of his deceased wife Naseeb Kour illegally even after his re-marriage.

“The Crime Branch Kashmir produced chargesheet in a case under FIR number 03/2014 under section 420, 468, 471 RPC of P/S CBK before the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar against the accused Omkar Singh S/o Balwant Singh R/o Harduchaman Rafiabad Baramulla for illegally drawing family pension of his deceased wife Naseeb Kour even after his re-marriage,” reads a statement issued here.

Pertinently, the CBK had received a complaint from one Balbir Kour alleging therein that one Omkar Singh is illegally drawing family pension of his deceased wife, Naseeb Kour even after his re-marriage.

“Consequent to the complaint a preliminary enquiry under PV No: 02/2013 was initiated. During probe, it substantiated that accused Omkar Singh had knowingly and fraudulently drawn an amount of Rs 2.91 lacs as family pension in the name of Naseeb Kour, even after his re-marriage and accordingly the case under FIR number 03/2014 U/S 420, 468, 471 RPC was registered at P/S Crime Branch Kashmir and investigation set into motion.”

During the course of investigation, relevant records to the subject matter were seized and statement of persons familiar with the facts and circumstances of the case were also recorded under relevant section of laws, it said.

“The investigation conducted has revealed that the accused Omkar Singh is advocate by profession and had married deceased Naseeb kour in the year 1984. The said deceased was serving as Headmaster at Government Higher Secondary School Anantnag, and has died on 11-08-2003 as per the death certificate issued by concerned Police Station.”

“Thereafter, it was found the accused advocate was receiving the family pension under PP No: 408542, through Govt. Treasury at Anantnag and subsequently at Srinagar. The investigation further revealed that after the death of Naseeb Kour, the accused advocate has contracted second marriage. He knowingly and fraudulently obtained the family pension in the name of Naseeb Kour even after death of his wife Naseeb Kour and after contracting second marriage,” it said.

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