Fudging of service records found in PHE Dept in J&K

A man from central Kashmir Budgam district became a father at the age of just four years and now he works along with his son in the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department.

Last Updated: May 31, 2011, 15:48 PM IST

Srinagar: A man from central Kashmir
Budgam district became a father at the age of just four years
and now he works along with his son in the Public Health
Engineering (PHE) department.

Police stumbled across this startling revelation while
investigating allegations of tampering in the date of birth by
some employees in the PHE department`s office at
Chrar-e-Sharief.

According to the records seized by police, Mohammad
Ismail Mir was born in 1961 while his son Ghulam Mohammad was
born just four years later in 1965, Station House Officer
(SHO) Khursheed Ahmad Wani said.

"Going through service book of the father and son,
working in the same department, age of father is shown only
four years more than his son. Forensic advice will be taken in
the case," Wani said.

He said so far five employees of the department have
been arrested for allegedly fudging the records while
investigations are still going on into the service book of the
nearly 400 employees in the department.

The arrested persons have been identified as Abdul
Rashid Rather, Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Ghulam Rasool Ganie,
Mohammad Maqbool Dar and Abdul Gani Bhat.

PTI