Vigilance books DGM JKPCC, former ACR Jammu in fraud PRC case
Vigilance Organisation has registered a case against Sher Singh, the then AC (R) Jammu; Sanjay Gupta, the then Assistant Settlement Officer Jammu; Mahesh Sharma, the then Naib Tehsildar (T) Jammu for issuing Permanent Resident Certificate to Non-State Subject Suresh Kumar Rekhi, DGM JK Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC). Rekhi has also been booked in the FIR.
During the course of investigation of case FIR No. 12/2013 P/S VOJ, it surfaced that Suresh Kumar Rekhi, putting up at Sain Enclave, Talab Tillo Jammu, despite not being a permanent resident of J&K State managed his entry in government service in 1991, a spokesman of Vigilance Organisation said.
The accused was found to have joined JKPCC on consolidated basis and it became evident that except his date of birth recorded in his service book nothing has been written as verified. As per the communication of Company Secretary JKPCC vide Letter No.PS/MD/6767-69 dated 19.11.2013 the accused public servant has procured State Subject Certificate in November 2013 and his age shown in the certificate is 48 years which clearly proves that the said public servant did not produce State Subject at the time of his initial appointment in JKPCC in March, 1991.
During investigation it got established on the basis of records that Rekhi was not permanent resident of J&K State and hence was not entitled to be conferred Permanent Resident Status as per the provisions governing the subject in hand.
The accused revenue officers/officials namely Sher Singh, the then AC (R) Jammu, Sanjay Gupta, the then Assistant Settlement Officer Jammu, Mahesh Sharma, the then Naib Tehsildar (T) Jammu have by abuse and misuse of their official position with dishonest intention conferred illegal benefit/pecuniary advantage upon Suresh Kumar Rekhi while issuing PRC in his favour, the spokesman said.
The aforementioned commissions and omissions on the part of said accused public servants and the beneficiary and others constitute the offences u/s 5(1) (d) punishable u/s 5(2) P.C. Act Svt. 2006 r/w section 120-B RPC, he revealed. Accordingly, case FIR No 19/2014 is registered in P/S VOJ and investigation taken up, the spokesman informed.