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Woman chargesheeted for fraudulently withdrawing pension of her deceased mother

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Srinagar: The Crime Branch Kashmir has produced a chargesheet against a woman for fraudulently withdrawing pension on behalf of her deceased mother.

In a statement here, the Crime Branch Kashmir said it has produced charge-sheet against one Firdousa, wife of Farooq Ahmad Dar of Srinagar before the Court of Mobile Magistrate, 13th Finance Commission Srinagar.

The statement says the Crime Branch Kashmir had received a complaint from CBI, alleging therein that Mukhta was receiving Freedom Fighter pension of her husband Mohammad Maqbool Wani alias Najar through A/C No. SB-156737 maintained in J&K Bank, Branch Zaldagar, Srinagar.

“The lady being aged and weak authorized her daughter Firdousa through a Power of Attorney to receive her pension from the J&K Bank. Mukhta passed away in 2012, but her daughter continued to draw pension on behalf of her deceased mother till 2014,” it reads.

“The accused despite having the knowledge has thereby deceived the authorities to confer wrongful gain of an amount of Rs 3.82 lakhs against corresponding loss to the State exchequer,” the statement reads.