Crime Branch arrests Sr. Assistant of learned advocate general

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The Crime Branch Kashmir has arrested a Senior Assistant in Learned Advocate General J-K office in a fake recruitment scam.

Crime Branch in a statement to news agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) said it has arrested one accused Mohammad Yaqoob Bhat son of Ghulam Ahmad Bhat resident of Budgam in connection with case FIR No. 56 of 2021 U/S 420 467,468,471, 120(B) r/w Section 66 IT Act, today on 13.10.2021 .

They said “The FIR has been registered after receipt of a communication from Z. A. Dewani, (Administrative Officer, Office of the Learned Advocate General, J&K) alleging therein that fake orders bearing No’s 76 AG of 2021 and 79 AG of 2021 dated 13.07.2021 are being circulated on social media showing the selection of 33 persons as Jr. Assistants and other 33 persons as Orderlies, however, no such orders have been issued by the office of the Learned Advocate General, J-K.”

The statement further said accordingly an enquiry was initiated at Crime Branch Kashmir and during the probe, it came to fore that some touts have conspired with Mohd. Yaqoob Bhat, (Sr. Assistant) posted in the office of the Learned Advocate General, J&K who have lured the candidates on the fake promise of providing jobs adding that During probe it also surfaced that some beneficiaries have transferred huge amount of money in the account maintained in the name of Mohammad Yaqoob Bhat. The investigation of the case is going on and the involvement of other officials and individuals is being looked into.

Pertinently, news agency Kashmir Dot Com carried a story ‘J-K High Court Approaches Crime Branch Over ‘Fake’ Job List’. An appointment list of different posts was attributed to the High Court and was circulated on social media.

The appointment list contains the signature of an Administrative Officer of the High Court and names of the persons who were purportedly selected for the post.

A copy of the list dated July 13, 2021 lies with news agency Kashmir Dot Com in which thirty three (33) persons were selected for Junior Assistant’s and thirty three (33) as Class IV (Orderly). Most of the selected persons belong to Bandipora District in the Junior Assistant list. (KDC)

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