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CB chargesheets eight govt employees for fake DoB certificates

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Srinagar: Crime Branch Kashmir on Friday filed a charge-sheet against eight government employees for submitting fake date of birth certificates.

The Economic Offences Wing Srinagar of Crime Branch Kashmir produced the charge-sheet (in Case FIR No. 28/2021) against eight accused individuals before the Court of City Munsiff Srinagar for their alleged involvement in commission of offences punishable under Sections 420, 420/511, 202, 468 & 471 of RPC, a statement by the agency said.

The Crime Branch had received a complaint from the Agriculture Production Department, Government of Jammu & Kashmir (on the basis of a report generated by Director Agriculture Kashmir) alleging therein that 12 officials of said department had submitted fake D.O.B. certificates at the time of their initial appointment in government service. Accordingly, the instant case was registered in P/S Crime Branch Kashmir in the year 2021 and investigation started.

During investigation, it has been established that eight out of the 12 accused individuals have cheated the department by submitting fake/forged D.O.B. certificates at the time of their initial appointment. As a result of the deceit, they continued to remain in government service and unlawfully derive the benefits of employment beyond their actual age of retirement on superannuation.

The charge-sheet was accordingly presented against these eight accused persons in the court of competent jurisdiction for judicial determination.

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