VOJ produced challan against VLW Basantgarh

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[ May 16, 2017 ] Vigilance Organization, Jammu today has produced Challan in case FIR No.05/2014 u/s 5(1) (d) r/w section 5(2), J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 and sections 420,467,468 and 471 RPC against Shri Jagdish Chander then Village Level Worker (VLW) Basantgarh before the Hon’ble court of Special judge Anti-Corruption, Udhampur. Brief facts of the case are that on the basis of a verification regarding embezzlement of an amount of Rs.1,15,300/-out of Rs.205300 in respect of work of construction of Swarozgar Training centre Basantgarh in the year 2007, the instant case was registered in P/S VOJ against the said VLW on 10-02-2014. During the investigation on the basis of the record and other evidences, it was found an amount of Rs 2,05,300/- was released to accused being VLW/Secretary Panchayat by BDO office Basantgarh through cheques in three different installments of Rs 93800/-, 46500/-, 65000/- for further disbursement to mate/labourers in respect of construction of Swarozgar Training Centre at Basantgarh but as per the statement of complainant he has made payment of Rs 90,000/- to the complainant (mate) besides, he deposited Rs 19,825 in Govt. account of BDO Basantgarh as a cost of 65 bags of cement @ Rs 305/- per bag issued by the department for said work, purchased material of Rs.15879/- as per bills/vouchers and has made payment of Rs 20629/- to two labourers as carriage charges as per the statement of labourers which total becomes Rs.1,46,333/- i.e (90000+19825+15879+20629=146333/-). Thus, the balance amount of Rs. 58,967/- out of Rs. 2,05,300/- was misappropriated/embezzled by the accused which the complainant had to spent from his own on the material, payment to labourers/carriage charges etc. During the investigation, it was further found that the accused VLW had made the false record by inserting names of those persons in the muster roll sheets/payment receipts who denied to have worked/received any payment by forging their signatures and signatures of complainant with the malafide intention and cheated the complainant and also the department by abusing his official position thereby causing wrongful loss to complainant and wrongful gain to himself. The next date of hearing in the case has been fixed for 02-07-2017.