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Misappropriation of over Rs 11 Cr food grains; CBI court frames charges against 18 accused

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JAMMU: Special Judge CBI Srinagar Jatinder Singh Jamwal in famous Kupwara food grain scam of over Rs 11 crores, framed charges under section 4-H and Section 5(2) of the J&K Prevention of Corruption Act, Svt. 2006 read with Section 5(1)(d) of the Act (supra) and offences made punishable under Sections 201 & 420 of RPC read with Section 120-B of the Code against Mohammad Zaka-ur-Rab, the then Depot Incharge, FSD-FCI, Kupwara; Hamidullah Mir, Assistant Store-keeper, FCS & CA Kupwara, the then posted at FCI Bumhama; Mohammad Gulzar Lone, Assistant Store-keeper FCS & CA, then posted at FCI Bumhama; Haji Ghulam Ahmad Shah (Assistant Director Retd.), Teshil Supply Officer, FCS & CA, then posted at FCI Kupwara; Fayaz Ahmad Lone, Tehsil Supply Officer, FCS & CA, the then posted as Store-keeper at Kulangam Grainery; Harpreet Singh, Road Transport Contractor (private person); Balwinder Singh, RTC contractor with FCI (private person); Ashok Kumar, Shop-keeper/RTC Contractor (private person); Ganesh Kumar, RTC Contractor FCI (private person); Shub Karan, RTC Contractor and commission-agent (private person); Syed Shah Fahad Andrabi, commission-agent FCI (private person); Parvaiz Ahmad Wani, commission-agent FCI (private person); Khazir Mohammad Mir, Contractor; Abdul Majid Mir, Contractor (private person); Rajiv Kumar (private job); Syed Rafiq Ahmad Andrabi, fair price shopkeeper (private person); Kishore Chand, Rice-seller (private person); and Gulshan Jain, Prop: M/s Viroo Mulk Raj Jain Rice-Mills Pvt. Ltd.
According to prosecution, the accused numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, the then officials of the Food Corporation of India(FCI) posted in District Kupwara, entered into a criminal conspiracy with private-persons, including the Road Transport Contractors; Commission-agents and others, and in pursuance thereof they cheated the FCI by misappropriating the stocks of food grains at Food Storage Depot (FSD)-FCI, Kupwara by abusing and misusing their official position/s in league with one another and defrauded the FCI of a huge amount, approximately in the sum of Rs.11,05,70,817 and accordingly the accused numbers from 1 to 18 committed the offences punishable under Sections 201 & 201 of RPC read with Section 120-B of the code (supra) and Section 4(H) & Section 5(2) of the J&K Prevention of Corruption Act, Svt. 2006 read with Section 5(1)(d) of the Act (supra) 2006.

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