Patwari among two booked for tampering records

Jammu , August 29:The Crime Branch Jammu on Friday registered a criminal case against Abdul Manan Malik and Patwari Arshad Iqbal Malik for fabricating a fake PRC to get undue benefits and seeking a Government job.

As per details, a case under Sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 120-B of IPC & Sec 5(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act Svt 2006 was registered at Police Station Crime Branch Jammu against Abdul Manan Malik, son of Mohd Jameel, resident of village Samote, Tehsil Koteranka, Rajouri and then Patwari Samote, Arshad Iqbal Malik for fabricating fake PRC to claim residential proof as resident of Gundi, to seek a Government job for which the accused otherwise was not eligible, owing to his actual residential status. The PRC was procured by the accused after hatching criminal conspiracy with aforesaid Patwari, who manipulated Revenue record by way of forgery, enabling him to procure a fake PRC to cheat Government establishments for his personal gain, while causing corresponding loss to deserving candidates of village Gundi.

As per an official, the case owes it origin to a communication received by Crime Branch from Police Headquarters J&K, wherein a complainant, namely Pardeep Singh, son of Khajoor Singh, resident of Village Gundi, Tehsil Khawas, District Rajouri, lodged a written complaint with SSP Vigilance Rajouri-Poonch Range, alleging therein that one post of ReT was published in the advertisement, against which accused Abdul Manan Malik, who was not a resident of village Gundi but an inhabitant of Village Samote, applied. The complainant further alleged that a PRC was issued to accused in connivance with Revenue officials including Arshad Iqbal Malik, the then Patwari Samote, who is a close relative of Abdul Manan Malik. The accused Patwari Arshad Iqbal Malik made wrong entries in Revenue records and Ration Card of Abdul Manan, enabling him to procure a fake PRC for facilitating him undue benefits thereof.

On basis of complaint, the office of Assistant Commissioner Revenue initiated enquiry and verification was got done through Tehsildar Koteranka who reported that aforesaid accused Abdul Manan is a resident of village Samote and his file was processed and recommended to Addl. Deputy commissioner Rajouri, for issuance of PRC for village Gundi. Subsequently, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Rajouri, Sachin Dev Singh Jamwal, established in an enquiry that aforesaid accused is resident of village Samote and not of village Gundi and therefore if at all PRC is issued in his favour from Village Gundi, the same may be treated as illegal.