ACB Books J&K Bank Official In Kehwa Group Case

Srinagar: The Anti-Corruption Bureau Wednesday produced a supplementary charge-sheet against bank officials in Kehwa Group case.

The main Chargesheet in the case was filed on August 31, 2020 against Sheikh Imran (Ex-Deputy Mayor Srinagar) Director M/S Kehwah Square Pvt. Ltd. and other bank officials before the Court of special Judge Anti Corruption Pulwama for conspiracy and misappropriation of bank funds.

The ACB produced Supplementary Charge Sheet U/S 173 (8) CrPC against the in-service bank official Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh, the then Incharge Credit, J&K Bank, Business Unit Hari Singh High Street, Srinagar before the Court of special Judge, Anti Corruption, Pulwama. The supplementary chargesheet was produced after sanction for launching prosecution against the said bank official Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh was accorded by the competent Authority.

The case was registered in the police station ACB Anantnag for offences of Fraud, Cheating, illegal appropriation of bank loan for unrelated business activities and misappropriation of back ended subsidy against Sheikh Imran Director M/S Kehwah Square Pvt. Ltd and the bank officials for misuse of official position as public servants.

During investigation it was established that for the establishment of integrated CA storage project with a total capacity of 5000 MT eligible for the cost of Rs. 3300.00 lakhs under erstwhile Horticulture Mission for North East and Himalayan States (HMNEH) Scheme on the basis of certificate given by the Bank, Rs. 1650.00 lakhs @ 50 % eligible project cost (EPC) was sanctioned in favour of the accused company.

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