ACB Files Charges Against Corrupt Engineer

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Srinagar: The Anti-Corruption Bureau on Monday filed a charge sheet against a junior engineer PHE in a disproportionate asset case registered against him eight years ago.

According to an ACB spokesperson, charge sheet was produced before the Court of Special Judge Anticorruption Srinagar under section 5(1) (e) r/w 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act Samvat 2006 against Bashir Ahmad Bhat of Noorpora Tral presently residing in Hyderpora Srinagar, the then Junior Engineer, PHE Division Shopian in a case registered against him in 2012 by vigilance organisation Kashmir, now known as Anti-Corruption Bureau

The cases, ACB spokesperson said was registered in Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir (now ACB) on the outcome of a secret enquiry against the accused JE for indulging in corrupt and illegal practices and amassing wealth disproportionate to his known source of income.

“The enquiry revealed that the accused had constructed a palatial house at Post Office Lane Hyderpora, House at Sidhra Jammu, & few houses at Noorpora Tral at approximately cost of Rs. 1.50 Crores. The suspect has also purchased Horticulture/Agriculture land and is in possession of movable assets including one i10 Hyundai car & one Maruti 800,” The Bureau spokesperson said.

He said that the assets found in possession during secret enquiry were apparently found disproportionate to the known sources of the income of Bhat.

“The facts thus disclosed during secret enquiry constitute offences punishable U/S 5(1)(e) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C. Act,Svt. 2006 and accordingly a case FIR No.31/2012 under aforementioned sections of law was registered in P/S VOK (now ACB-Srinagar) and investigation was accordingly taken up,” the ACB spokesperson said.

He said that the investigation of the case was concluded as proved against the above mentioned accused and charge sheet against him was produced before the Court of Special Judge Anticorruption Srinagar for judicial determination. The next date of hearing is fixed on 25-11-2020, the spokesperson added.

 

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