Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has begun probe against a Facebook Page ‘Kashmir Crown’ owner for “proper accounting of huge money” collected in the name of poor.

The committee set up by admin to probe the use of donations includes Assistant Commissioner Revenue Ganderbal, Tehsildar Ganderbal, Dy SP (Headquarter) Ganderbal and District Child Protection Officer.

Quoting officials they said “There is high suspicion that the money that the donation money collected for poor is being misused for personal benefits by the Facebook” page owner.

According to an order, The District Magistrate Shafqat Iqbal has written to Kashmir Crown owner Imran Ahmad Ganai alias Shahid Imran asking to share details of the “huge money” which the Facebook page user has collected for three poor sisters of Gutlibagh, Ganderbal.

The Magistrate has mentioned that Mission Director, ICPS J & K Jammu, Secretary District Legal Services Authority Ganderbal & Civil Society Ganderbal have intimated vide above referred communiqués that huge amount has been credited into the account of one of the three sisters namely Ms. Rihana and in the account of Kashmir Crown after the video that went viral which you shared through the social media on 12-12-2020 at 06:00 pm depicting deplorable living conditions of three minor girls ( sisters ) from Gutlibagh, Ganderbal.

The Magistrate has said that probe has been ordered for “proper accounting of the donations is to be maintained for its judicious use”.

The Magistrate has asked Imran Ahmad Ganai to submit the details of money received by Kashmir Crown in this regard through fund raising from 12th December, 2020 so that the same is credited into the joint account of these girls ( sisters ) in equal shares.

Further, the magistrate in another order has asked the JK Bank Manager, Khawaja Bagh unit, Baramulla, to stop transactions of account No. 0567010100000330 of Kashmir Crown Trust till the committee submits its report.

Media fraternity has lauded the Magistrate Ganderbal for ordering probe.

“The role of media is to highlight issues of people and apprise government and public about it. Seeking donations and alms is not what media is meant for. The Magistrate Ganderbal has done an appreciable job as a fair inquiry will help to stop this alms- seeking in the name of poor and then collecting the name in one’s own Trust,” several media persons said.

It is to mention that the above said Facebook user has in the past run same alms seeking appeals by interviewing poor and collecting money into his own Trust.

People have demanded that all transactions into the Trust’s account should be probed so that all the donors must know how and where their money was used.