Ex Excise Commissioner Faces Graft Charges

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Srinagar: The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Tuesday filed a case against a former excise commissioner for amassing wealth “grossly disproportionate” to his known sources of income.

Mohammad Javed Khan, the then Excise Commissioner, J&K was booked by the anti-graft body on the basis of a preliminary enquiry that he has accumulated huge assets, both immovable and movable properties in his own name, and in the name of his wife and other family members within J&K and outside J&K, an ACB spokesperson said Tuesday. The immovable assets, he said, includes properties worth crores in Gurugram, Haryana and movable properties in the shape of cars and other luxurious household items, costly electronics gadgets, jewellery etc.

“The value of the assets found in possession of Mohammad Javed Khan, his family members and the expenditure incurred by him is grossly disproportionate to his known sources of income which constitute offences punishable u/s 5(1)(e) r/w 5(2) J&K PC Act Svt. 2006,” the bureau spokesperson said.

He further said that during the course of investigation, search warrants were obtained from the Hon’ble Court and two teams were dispatched to conduct the searches at Gurugram and Noida (NCR Delhi).

“House search was also conducted at the present residence of the accused at Bathandi, Jammu. The search teams found and seized incriminating documents relating to un-accounted for wealth/assets acquired by the accused by resorting to corrupt practices,” the ACB spokesperson said.

He added that further investigation of the case is going on.

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