ACB Arrests Naib Tehsildar

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Srinagar: The Anti- Corruption Bureau officials on Friday arrested a revenue official from Srinagar for amassing huge assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Abdul Rashid Malla, Naib Tehsildar, Rawalpora was arrested by the ACB on Friday in a case FIR 23/2020 u/s 5(10 (e) r/w 5(2) of J&K PC Act Svt. 2006 registered against him on 17-11-2020 for acquiring huge assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, a Bureau spokesperson said.

The case, he said was registered on the basis of a verification conducted by ACB Srinagar into the allegations that Malla was in possession of huge assets in the shape of Shopping complex, palatial house etc.

“During investigation, it was further established that the suspect has received a salary of around Rs 45,00,000/- with effect from year 2008 up to 2019 however,  the properties acquired by Abdul Rashid Malla in the said period are worth crores of rupees which is totally disproportionate to his known sources of income. The omissions and commissions on behalf of the suspect invokes the provisions of section 5(1) (e) of J&K PC Act Svt, 2006”, the ACB spokesperson said.

“Subsequently, after registration of the instant case search warrants got from the competent court and searches conducted on18-11-2020 at various places in district Budgam and Srinagar simultaneously. During searches, important documents were seized by the search teams of this bureau,” he added.

He further said that after collection of evidence it has been found that Malla, a resident of Hassipora Chadoora has committed the offence u/s 5(1) (e) r/w 5(2) of J&K PC Act Svt. 2006.

“During the investigation, it has been found that the accused has acquired properties at different places in District Srinagar and Budgam for which the arrest of accused was mandatory so that the alleged accused could not temper the evidence”, the ACB spokesperson said.

“On 04.12.2020, the accused has been accordingly arrested and he shall be produced before the Court as per procedure. Further investigation in the instant case is going on,” he added.

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