ACB attaches properties of 2 former officials in disproportionate assets case
Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau attached the properties worth crores belonging to Noor Mohammad Wani, the then Chief Planning Officer Budgam and Tariq Ahmad Ganie, the then JE Housing Board, Bemina, Srinagar, an official press release informed.
It said a case (FIR no. 18/2019) was registered in PS ACB Srinagar against Noor Mohammad Wani for accumulation of assets disproportionate to known source of income.
During the investigation it was found that the suspect in his service has raised assets disproportionate to his known source of income.
He was later arrested by ACB and searches were conducted at his residence during which various incriminating documents related to the assets and other properties were seized. The land and building valued at Rs 41 lakh have been attached by ACB in the case. The market value of the asset is in crores, ACB press release said.
It said a case (FIR no. 18/2020) was registered in PS ACB Srinagar against Tariq Ahmad Ganie, JE Housing Board, Bemina, Srinagar on the allegations that huge suspicious transactions have been made in his various bank accounts by the contractors and beneficiaries which have been obtained by him in the form of gratification pertaining to the various works of the department, ACB said.
It said during the course of verification, it was revealed that Tariq Ahmad Ganie holds various accounts in different branches of J&K Bank.
As per the salary statement provided by the Housing Board, from 1st January 2018 to 30th September, 2020, the accused JE has received a net payable amount of salary of Rs 10,08,892, which stands deposited in his salary account(s). However, it was found that in the same period, an amount of approximately Rs 3.30 crores was deposited in six accounts of Ganaie through various transactions, which is disproportionate to his income, ACB press release said.
It was also revealed that the said amount was deposited in his account through various transactions made by some contractors which have been executing works of the Housing Board, where the said JE was posted, “thereby clearly indicating that the said JE was receiving huge amounts as illegal gratification/consideration with respect to execution of works from these contractors,” ACB said.
It said Ganie has abused his official position and obtained undue pecuniary advantage through illegal gratification from various contractors by way of various deposits accumulated in his bank accounts.
Searches were also conducted at the residential house of accused at Chandrigam, Tral, Pulwama, where incriminating material was found. Three plots of land valued Rs 29 lakh have been attached by ACB. The market value of the assets is in crores, the ACB said, adding that further investigations in both the cases are going on.